LOOK at how she has grown. From a child singing star, this Pontypool teen is preparing her latest assault on the singles chart.

Trevethin singing sensation Demi Holborn, who burst onto the scene seven years ago after winning a television talent show, is now eagerly anticipating the next step in her music career after she was chosen by a record label to release a single.

Miss Holborn, 17, will release the double A side in late November after Mission publishing and recording saw videos of her singing on You Tube and contacted her through her website.

Miss Holborn said the contact was an unexpected surprise, adding: "I'll probably be apprehensive until the single comes out, but everything seems to be right."

The finishing touches to the single, which will be available as a CD and to download, were done last week and Miss Holborn has already recorded another single.

Miss Holborn, of Belle Vue Close, will be working with Sir Harry Cowell, who has worked with numerous artists, including Katherine Jenkins, Faith Hill and the Backstreet Boys over a 29-year career in the music industry.

The name of the songs are still being kept under wraps and the Coleg Gwent student is hoping this could lead to a paid record deal: "I can't wait, it's all looking really good and this means everything to me. I'm just taking this opportunity and hoping it leads to bigger and better things."

Miss Holborn, who studies music technology at the Crosskeys campus, has been performing since she was eight and has been singing professionally for seven years, ranging from classical and ballads to upbeat songs.

TV win began rise to fame

DEMI first hit the headlines in 2002 aged nine when she won GMTV's Totstars competition, which aimed to find a singing star aged five to 11.

It came as a shock to the youngster, whose brother Curtis had entered her into the competition without her knowing by sending a home video of her performance at a charity competition.

She released a single through Universal Records, My Boy, which included a cover version of I would Like To Teach The World To Sing and a B-side cover of Michael Jackson's Ben, which reached number 27 in the UK singles chart and number five in the Wales chart after selling more than 7,000 copies in its first two hours on sale.

Since then, she has performed around the country and made an appearance on Brian Conley's television programme Let Me Entertain You in 2007.

She has performed alongside popstars including Hear'Say and Busted.