Willesden starlet will be the youngest ever singer to perform at the O2

Sahleah Mirage, 12, will sing at one of the country’s biggest arenas

A young starlet will be singing solo at one of the country’s biggest arenas – at just 12 years old.

Shaleah Mirage, of Willesden, wowed judges in the national talent spotting competition Live&Unsigned to win a place performing at the O2 arena, Greenwich, this Saturday (15).

She will be battling it out in the finals against 27 other performers to win a �15,000 record deal.

The year eight student, who attends the Barbara Speake Stage School in East Acton Lane, will be the youngest ever solo singer to perform at the venue.

Miss Mirage said: “I’m most excited about all the big names that are going to be there.

“Performing at the O2 has been a dream of mine since I decided I wanted to start singing.”

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Miss Mirage is performing Something Acapella by Kelis and I Want You Back by the Jackson Five.

She said: “I’ve just been working on my songs as I like to give the audience something different each time. I know a song by the Jackson Five could be a bit risky, but I like taking risks.

“I’ve always wanted to be a singer. I decided when I was about ten and that was it really.”

The youngster got through to the finals performing the song she wrote at ten years old ‘All I Wanna Do’.

She said: “I want the record deal so much as I’ve got all my tracks down, so I’m just waiting to get out there in a recording studio’s.”

Despite her talent, when Shaleah first entered the competition the shy starlet kept her head down.

She said: “I didn’t tell my friends before but now they all know from the papers. Some of them are coming to see me at the O2 but the tickets are selling out really fast.”

If you are interested in sponsoring Shaleah contact Miragemanagment1@gmail.com.