Linlithgow teenage singer has her shot on stage

Robyn Herdman a 17-year-old singer/songwriter from Linlithgow
Robyn Herdman a 17-year-old singer/songwriter from Linlithgow

A teenage singer has performed on the same stage graced by some of her pop idols in the final of a music competition.

Edinburgh-based singer/songwriter Robyn Herdman (17), from Linlithgow, was one of the dozen acts performing in the regional final of the Soundwave Music Competition at Glasgow’s O2 ABC.

The competition started out with 300 entries and Robyn has made it down to the last handful.

She had to pass through four stages before reaching the final, including two auditions in front of an audience and judges. She then had to send two original songs to be reviewed and the final stage was an interview critiquing Robyn’s own songs.

She performed in front of a packed crowd, hoping to be crowned winner and claim the top prize which includes a full day’s recording at a professional recording studio, radio airtime, press coverage, photo shoots, interviews and loads more.

In preparation Robyn has been busking on the streets in Edinburgh during the festival to try to boost her popularity.

She said: “I am really looking forward to the final. It is the biggest gig of my music career so far and is an amazing opportunity for me to showcase three of my songs.”

The second year HND Music student at the Academy of Music and Sound is taking nothing for granted and is making sure she is ready for the final.

Robyn said: “I have been practising non-stop for the past month so I am more than prepared for the big night.”