BIRCHES sisters Rachel and Lucy Anderson have been wowing judges with their singing, even though the talented pair only began formal singing lessons less than six months ago.
The sisters have recently returned from Runcorn in Cheshire where they were finalists in the Festival 4 Stars competition.
Rachel, who is 22 and works in Rosemount Care Home, came third in the Northern Ireland heat to qualify for the UK final, while Lucy (9), a pupil at Birches PS, won her heat to secure her place in the finals.
Lucy, who sang at Rushmere at Halloween, performed ‘Consider Yourself’ from the musical Oliver in the musical singing under 14 class while Rachel chose ‘ET’ by Katie Perry in the solo singer over 14 class.
Although the girls did not come home with any prizes, they thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it.
Their mum Linda said, “They had a great time and got fantastic views from the judges. There were 20 finalists in each group so competition was tough.”