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Budding singers are in with a chance to bag the Northumberland spotlight this Christmas and spread some festive cheer at the same time.
The competition A Star is Born, which made its debut last year, is again out to find an up-and-coming talent to turn on the Christmas lights this November at Manor Walks shopping centre in Cramlington.
The contest - won last year by 15-year-old Milly Melling from North Tyneside - is open to any aspiring singers aged between six and 17 who are up to taking part in a live audition for a chance to play a role in the annual switch-on and also win £500.
Hosted by Cramlington Town Council and Heart FM, A Star is Born is open to entries - for individuals or groups - up until Sunday.
Contestants will need to sing two songs, including a Christmas favourite, at a festive semi-final in Manor Walks' Centre Mall on November 17, where audience members also will have a chance to vote for their favourite act of the audition.
Then three hopefuls will take part in the final of the competition the following week, ahead of the switch-on taking place on November 24.

The next phase of the Universal Credit roll out will see the new benefit hit some North East towns this month.
It's the latest step in the introduction of the new system which will see six benefits replaced by one.
By early 2019, the whole country will have switched over but there are still some towns in our region yet to make the change.
Below is a full run down of which towns will move over to universal credit, how it works and why it's controversial.
The Nortumberland towns of Ashington , Berwick , Cramlington and Morpeth are the latest places in our region to start using the new benefit.
From this week, everyone claiming one of the six benefits that Universal Credit replaced.

Grace Taylor and Matthew King never should have met.
Grace, 14, from Cramlington and Matthew, 20, from North Yorkshire, wouldn't have come across each other if their young lives hadn't been blighted by serious illness.
The pair were thrown together in the most difficult of circumstances: while both undergoing treatment at the RVI's teenage cancer unit.
They formed a friendship and now Grace is hoping to raise money to help her pal "have a normal life" after he lost his leg to Ewing's Sarcoma.
Matthew was rushed to hospital in Darlington in March last year at the age of 18, after breaking his leg in a small fall.
Doctors couldn't see why the accident would have caused a serious break - before they discovered that Matt, who had been experiencing pain in his legs while playing football for several years, had a tumour so large they had no choice but to amputate his leg.



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