12-year-old Newcastle singer sets sights on bright future following Junior Eurovision success

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Yazmin has dreams of a successful career in the music industry, following on from Junior Eurovision and The Voice Kids.

A young aspiring singer from Newcastle is looking forward to a bright future following success at Junior Eurovision. 

12-year-old Yazmin, was selected to be a part of three-piece girl group STAND UNIQU3 who represented the UK with their song Back To Life at Junior Eurovision 2023, which was held in Nice, France. 

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The trio of youngsters achieved fourth place overall in the competition, with a combined point score of 160 from the jury and online vote.

Before participating in Junior Eurovision with STAND UNIQU3, Yazmin competed in The Voice Kids 2023, impressing judges will.i.am, Ronan Keating, Pixie Lott and McFly’s Danny Jones with her rendition of Fingers Crossed by Lauren Spencer-Smith. 

Unfortunately Yazmin was eliminated from the competition, but it paved the way for Junior Eurovision, as all three of the girls in the group were competitors on the same series of The Voice Kids. 

Speaking about participating in Junior Eurovision, Yazmin said: “It was a really amazing experience, me and the girls really loved it.”

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“I’m just a little girl from Newcastle who never thought she would get anywhere with her voice!”

When creating the music video for their Junior Eurovision song, Yazmin explained how she felt like a true celebrity. 

She also got to participate in a Eurovision Party held in London, and got to meet the likes of Rylan and current UK representative for Eurovision 2024, Olly Alexander.

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“I thought I was going to pass out when I met Rylan, I love him!” Yazmin said, and she even asked the television presenter to FaceTime her mother Marybeth who was at home, which he happily did. 

Now, following on from STAND UNIQU3’s successful result at Junior Eurovision, Yazmin is looking forward to a bright future in the music industry, and hopes to secure herself with management soon. 

Despite being only 12-years-old, Yazmin has big plans and ambitions for her future. “I’m trying to get myself a manager and trying to write songs,” Yazmin explained.

But Yazmin also wants to encourage fellow youngsters who have a passion for performing to go after their dreams.

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Yazmin has dreams of a successful career in the music industry, following on from Junior Eurovision and The Voice Kids.Yazmin has dreams of a successful career in the music industry, following on from Junior Eurovision and The Voice Kids.
Yazmin has dreams of a successful career in the music industry, following on from Junior Eurovision and The Voice Kids. | Marybeth Gilbride

“Even if you don’t think you’re the best, keep going for it. Rely on others around you for help, and believe in yourself,” she said.

Yazmin’s mother, Marybeth said: “Music is Yazmin’s happy place. There’s nothing else she wants to do in this world, other than sing.”

“We as a family are so proud of her.”

Yazmin wanted to send a huge thank you to everyone that has supported her in her music journey so far.

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