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Mae Challis is The Next Big Thing 2014

The 15-year-old singer songwriter took the title in the final of Junior Achievement’s talent contest for 10 to 17-year-olds at the Gaiety Theatre on Saturday January 25th, playing guitar and keyboard and singing one of her own compositions. Mae, a member of Douglas Soundcheck, won £500 sponsored by the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company. […]


Coral Amphlett voted winner of The Next Big Thing 2013

Singing a soulful and bluesy rendition of the 1941 standard At Last with a depth of emotion that belied her 17 years, Coral Amphlett was voted winner of the Next Big Thing 2013. The The former Ballakermeen High School student from Onchan, whose regular voice coaching lessons have clearly paid off, came top out of the […]


Asteria Win The Next Big Thing 2012

An audience of more than 800 at the Gaiety Theatre on Saturday January 28 watched 15 finalists compete in the contest organised by Junior Achievement Isle of Man to showcase the talent of young people aged between 11 and 17 and which had attracted more than 150 entries to auditions held across the Island through […]

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