Millie-Mae has turned into a real princess

Leyland singer Millie-Mae Hill dressed as Elsa from Frozen
Leyland singer Millie-Mae Hill dressed as Elsa from Frozen

Leyland singing sensation Millie-Mae Hill is transforming into some of Disney’s most popular princesses to perform to youngsters.

At just 11-years-old herself, Millie-Mae is already taking the local music scene by storm, having taken to the stage at Leyland Live and Leyland’s Christmas Festival, as well as singing at Tesco in the run-up to Christmas.

Now, she’s taking on the likes of Elsa from Frozen and Ariel from the Little Mermaid to belt out hits from the films at special parties for little girls.

Proud mum Jo, of Leadale Road, said: “Millie’s main interest is in song-writing, and while she’s got about five or six of her own songs done, she has about four or five waiting to be produced, because it’s just so expensive.

“We were trying to think of ways of raising a bit of money and we came up with the idea of these Princess Parties.

“She did a Frozen weekend for a Tesco’s children’s party recently and it went down really well.

“She dresses up as the princesses and does 30 minutes of live vocals, then there’s a photo opportunity for the children afterwards, as well as goody bags.

“I know she’s my daughter and I’m biased, but I think she looks amazing.”

The Princess and the Frog, Tangled and Pocahontas are other classics Millie-Mae will be re-enacting in song, and bookings are already flooding in for next year.

“It’s a different type of singing for her,” Jo added.

“She has to take on the mannerisms of each princess, so it’s a bit more like theatre.

“She’s really enjoying it, but her heart’s in song-writing. She is gifted for her age, and she’s a perfectionist.”

Millie-Mae, a Year 7 pupil at Academy@Worden, is also top in her class at school, but mum Jo says she’s very grounded.

Millie-Mae said: “I’m really excited about doing more Princess Parties next year.

“My favourite songs are Let It Go from Frozen and Almost There from the Princess and the Frog.

“I was just sat with my mum on Facebook and we saw something which made us think about doing the parties.

“I don’t get nervous singing in front of other people anymore, and I’m looking forward to doing more next year.”