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Aspiring singing star entertains schoolchildren

PUBLISHED: 13:43 03 February 2010 | UPDATED: 11:26 23 August 2010

HIT: Taylor Bright at Shears Green Junior School.

HIT: Taylor Bright at Shears Green Junior School.

A US popstar being billed for greatness has performed live to primary school pupils. Taylor Bright, 16, described by teen publication Mizz Magazine as the next major superstar sang to Shears Green Junior School students on Tuesday as part of a three-da

A US popstar being billed for greatness has performed live to primary school pupils.

Taylor Bright, 16, described by teen publication Mizz Magazine as 'the next major superstar' sang to Shears Green Junior School students on Tuesday as part of a three-day tour of the UK.

The Philadelphian singer/songwriter, who has recorded tracks with Kenny Lamb, producer for 'N Sync and Justin Timberlake, has helped launch her career through internet websites and is looking to cement her early success by reaching a world-wide audience.

"I really wanted to come over here and perform for fans who have helped me. I know a bunch of kids and I am really excited to be able to play to them. I think it is the right age group as they will be really enthusiastic," she said.

Christopher Guy, headteacher at Shears Green, explained that his school had been invited by the singer's tour manager to host her and was pleased to be given the opportunity.

Miss Bright began writing songs at the age of 14 and has used websites such as Twitter, Facebook, Myspace and to reach a wide audience with her Youtube videos have received more than 100,000 hits.

She revealed this was her second visit to England, coming to London two years ago with her parents, but this was her first visit to Kent.

"I'm really excited to see it," she said.

On her return to America she plans to release a seven-song EP and will donate a portion of the proceeds to charity Free the Children.

"Right now I am doing pop rock which is really upbeat, but I listen to a lot of acoustic stuff like Jason Mraz," she said.

"For now I just want to have fun. I love touring. I guess for the future I would love to be at the Grammies. The artists I aspire to are people like Madonna and Michael Jackson who have had such incredible careers.

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