WORDSLEY proved it has talent at the third annual search for stars to perform at this year’s Wordsley Festival.

Fifteen-year-old Wordsley singer Lucy Passey walked away with first prize at this year’s Wordsley’s Got Talent show - held at the Ashwood Pub on Saturday May 24 by the organisers of the big summer fun-day.

The talented Summerhill School pupil wowed the judges with her powerful voice which belied her years when she belted out Beyonce’s Ava Maria - acapella style in the first instance due to technical difficulties with the backing track.

The hitch, however, did not phase the confident teenager - a former Wordsley Festival Princess winner.

Her delighted mum Angela said afterwards: “I’m immensely proud; she wasn’t sure whether to enter.”

Very close behind in second place was 16-strong cheerleading/dance group Black Country Rebels from Hawbush who entertained both the audience and the judges with their energetic Batman-themed routine.

While third place went to 50-year-old singer Ian Cochrane, from Wordsley, who belted out his version of Elton John’s poignant hit Your Song.

The three acts have now been promised stage slots to show off their talents at Wordsley Festival - taking place in King George V Park in Wordsley on Saturday June 16.

Wordsley rappers Big In Disguise, aka teenagers Mitchell Doherty, Ben Cooper and Garran Hickman, will also appear at the festival - having been given a wildcard ticket by the judges to perform their original tracks at the event.