A young Huddersfield singer has wowed the world with her talents.

And 12-year-old singer and songwriter Molly Mellor is still recovering from the shock of being a TV superstar.

She won a nationwide competition to come up with a commemorative song to mark the centenary of World War I.

Not only that, but she and the other contestants got to sing Molly’s song, “Stand Up, Be Proud” in front of a global TV audience from a special memorial service to mark the war anniversary from St Symphoin cemetery near Mons, in Belgium.

It was the site chosen by world leaders to mark the centenary.

Molly’s song came as the result of a BBC competition called Big Performance 3, which was broadcast over several weeks on the CBBC channel.

It was fronted by the nation’s favoruite choirmaster, Gareth Malone, and during the course of the filming Molly and the other children got to meet the likes of Pixie Lott and The Vamps.

Molly, of Golcar, said: “I felt this has been one of the best opportunities of my life and I will never ever forget it.

“Everyone was amazing and the other five are so talented singer songwriters and it was an honour working with them and Gareth Malone.

“Having my song chosen is beyond words and even just performing there was a once in a lifetime experience”.

Malone worked with the six singer songwriters aged between 11 and 14.

He was joined by a host of celebrity guests including Pixie Lott, The Vamps, Conor Maynard, Katy B and Eliza Doolittle who helped the children to hone their voices and fine tune their craft as they compose songs dedicated to their ancestors who served in the Great War.

Young singing star Molly Mellor with BBC presenter Gareth Malone
 

Molly’s mum Mandy said: “The “Big Performance” was broadcast live on the BBC internationally from the St Symphorien cemetery near Mons in Belgium. I watched the performance on a big screen in Mons and it was amazing.

“David Cameron asked to meet the children. Dan Snow was the presenter on the night and he said it was a unique project.

“He said Molly’s song expressed the youngsters’ hopes for the future”.

Molly is a student at Crossley Heath School in Halifax. She sings and plays the guitar and has competed regularly in music festivals like the Mrs Sunderland, Holmfirth and Rothwell.

You can catch Molly’s song in Big Performance 3 on the BBC iPlayer.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/b01504bc