A TEENAGE musical duo from Stourbridge have made it one step closer to taking the crown at a national singing competition.

Hannah Jordan, 17, and 12-year-old Lucy Mae-Hill, who form the group Harmonize, have made it to the area semi-finals of Teen Star.

The pair reached the third stage of the competition after originally auditioning against hundreds of other youngsters.

They were then named by judges as one of only three acts from the regional finals to progress into the area semi-finals, where they will face the best young artists from across the midlands and south west of the UK.

Hannah, who entered the 2014 competition as a soloist and reached the regional finals, said: “We are really excited to get through to Teen Star semi-finals, but the competition gets tougher at each level and we have really got to up our game.

“We have been rehearsing loads to perfect the song but also to improve stage presence and catch the judge’s eye.”

The pair started singing together when they were both part of Stagecoach Stourbridge, but will now hope to reach the national final when they take to the stage at the NEC in Birmingham tomorrow (May 23).

Both Hannah, a sixth form student at Haybridge High School, in Hagley, and The Wordsley School pupil Lucy write and sing their own songs, and performed one of Hannah’s original songs Black and Blue at the regional finals.

To watch the girls’ regional final performance of Black and Blue visit youtu.be/1h8LG2HhacQ

In the semi-finals the duo will sing another original song called Down to the Woods which Hannah has written to raise awareness of bullying.

More than 8,000 acts audition each year for the competition which aims to find the UK's best teen and pre-teen singers, singer/songwriters and rappers.

Grand final winners receive recording studio time, singing lessons, music development classes and a cheque for £5,000.