Millie-Mae proving a smash hit

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A talented 10-year-old has gone from singing in the school corridors to releasing a self-penned charity single.

Millie-Mae Hill, of Leadale Road, Leyland, qualified for the finals of talent competition Open Mic, and ahead of the big night in Manchester on October 6, has released her melody, Stars In My Eyes.

Millie-Mae Hill, 10, has recorded a charity single after winning a regional final of a national competition

Millie-Mae Hill, 10, has recorded a charity single after winning a regional final of a national competition

And her mum, Jo, said it is only the beginning of her helping good causes.

The 37-year-old said: “Half of the money Millie-Mae raises will go to the James Bulger Memorial Fund after her older brother, Oliver, 12, brought the charity to her attention.

“She is always saying how much she wants to help charities so this is just the start of things to come.”

Millie-Mae, who will also appear at the Chorley Live event on October 4 and 5, qualified for the competition finals with another of her own songs.

She also made it into the final of South Ribble’s Search for a Star competition earlier this year.

Mum Jo said: “Even though she’s only been writing her own songs for the past year, a lot of people have commented on how good they are.

“Even when she was three or four, her teachers were saying I should take her to singing lessons because they’d heard her singing down the corridor.

“She gets a lot of help from her singing teacher that she visits once a week, Chris Stuart, and when she goes to record them at the Step Into Music centre in Leyland, the team really encourage her.”

Despite her young age, Jo says Millie-Mae takes her appearances in her stride.

“She’s just so unflappable, unlike me!” she admitted.

“She does get a tiny bit nervous beforehand but other than that she loves getting up on stage.”

And Millie-Mae, who also lives with older sister, Kaylee, 18, two-year-old brother Macauley and dad Paul, isn’t interested in fame.

Jo said: “She’s quite happy to be a primary school teacher and teach music as well.”

Mille-Mae’s single will be available to download on iTunes from next week.

Millie-Mae, who bases her vocal style on soulful star Emili Sande, said : “I think of an emotion or something I want to happen and then I just write around it.

“I love writing and singing songs.”