Georgie Mills - The next big thing, in a small package
If you haven’t seen Georgie Mills sing yet, you better be quick as this time next year she could be a global mega star, yes, she is that good!
The 14-year-old Outwood Academy Newbold student has already won a plethora of accolades including:
• Chesterfield’s Got Talent (winner)
• Eckington’s Got Talent (winner)
• Dronfield’s Got Talent (winner)
• Peak FM Homegrown Talent (winner)
• Trades Got Talent (winner)
• Teen Star (finalist)
• The Voice Kids BBC (invitation to participate)
• Got what it takes (BBC winner)
As well as winning several local events, Georgie was a finalist on Teen Star where she was picked up and asked to audition on the hit BBC show The Voice kids! She had the pleasure and challenge of singing to WILL.I.AM, Pixie Lott, Danny Jones and Jessie J.
We were keen to interview Georgie before her future world tour starts!
How old were you when you realised you could sing?
I was about six years old; I think. There was a talent competition at Abercrombie Primary School which I entered when I was seven, and I won it. I have been singing ever since.
Brilliant! Who do you most admire as an Artist?
I really like Freya Ridding’s, she's a massive inspiration because she has dyslexia and she hasn’t let it hold her back, I can relate to that. I also like Billie Eilish because she chills me out.
What is your most memorable performance, the one you most enjoyed?
It has to be Birkfest! It’s ran by Andy Birk to raise money for Fairplay in Chesterfield. I sang with the band Rogue for the day and it was so much fun.
So, your mum is your biggest fan, agent, manager, cheer leader etc…she taxis you all over the place including Manchester to appear on the The Voice Kids! How did you end up getting such a great opportunity?
A talent scout spotted one of my performances at Teen Star on Youtube and invited me to a Producers audition. Over 10,000 young people were invited to audition, and I made it to the last sixty. I sang to Will-I-Am, Pixie Lott, Danny Jones and Jessie J. Pixie was just about to press the button when the song finished. I got to meet them all backstage and Pixie Lott told me to keep going and never give up, so I won’t.
During the summer holidays (2019) you lived in the Music Mansion, as a contestant on the CBBC show ‘Got What It Takes’. The grand prize was to sing on the main stage at the BBC Big Weekend Festival, in front of 20,000 people. What an unbelievable achievement and opportunity. How did you feel when your name was announced as the winner?
I couldn’t believe that I had been voted through by the public. Singing in the final in front of the judges was just amazing and I was speechless when the winner was announced, I really didn’t think I was going to win. All the other contestants were so good. It was such a Close competition and I have made friends for life. We still aren’t sure what the prize is. The BBC are keeping in touch and promise something when things are back to normal.
What are your ambitions for the future, Georgie?
I want to be a singer, it’s all I’ve ever wanted. It’s my passion, my life, I can’t see myself doing anything else!
We can’t wait to see what the future holds for this homegrown superstar and wish her all the best in her career.
Youtube: Georgie Mills
Words: Simon Paterson
Images: Joanne Mills