A Brent radio DJ needs your vote to win a spot on Kiss FM

Jacqueline Shepherd has beaten thousands of hopefuls to make it through to the final ten

A volunteer DJ with Brent Youth Radio has made it through to the final ten in a competition to win a coveted spot presenting a show on Kiss FM.

Jacqueline Shepherd wowed judges at a live audition in West London for ‘The Chosen One’ contest, beating thousands of other hopefuls to make it through to the finals.

The 32-year-old, who presents a weekly music and entrainment show on Brent Youth Radio said she is ‘ecstatic’ at the getting the chance to join one of the biggest urban radio stations.

She said: “I love being a DJ – it gives me a buzz. Talking to the listeners and getting to play music I love is great, and I really want to win this competition not just for me, but for all the listeners of my current show.

“Brent Youth Radio has been a brilliant platform for me, there is no way I would have applied for the competition if I didn’t have the experience of having presented my own show.”

Last week Ms Shepherd and 24 other hopefuls visited Kiss FM’s studios hoping to impress with their technical skills, and judges whittled the list down to just ten finalists.

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“When they announced my name I was ecstatic”, says Ms Shepherd, “It is an amazing feeling.”

Having tried to crack the media industry for the past three years, Ms Shepherd hopes this is her big break.

She is drumming up support for her bid to win The Chosen One, which is decided by public vote.

She said: “I have got a lot of integrity and I am a genuine person who has been working to this point for a long time. This is my dream, and you can make it come true.”

To vote visit http://thechosenone.totalkiss.com