Schoolboy Harry Planck from Hadleigh is no stranger to stepping out on stage and singing his heart out.
The 14-year-old from Churchill Avenue has already won the town’s talent competition and is appearing in Hadleigh High School’s next production. But he has also just secured a place in the area finals of Open Mic UK – a national singing contest.
“He was amazing,” said mum Hayley. “I was so nervous, but he took it all in his stride.”
Harry sang at Southend Palace Theatre on Sunday and is performing at London’s Beck Theatre on November 24, with the chance to sing at the O2 Arena at stake.