SINGER Satitia Welsh has booked her place in the next stage of the nationwide Live & Unsigned contest.
In the past, the Castle Bromwich artist has dueted with Diana Ross and performed at the House of Commons.
Now the 23-year-old has made it through to the area finals of the prestigious music competition.
She’s one half of urban duo 4mula, sharing a stage with Birmingham rapper Hose McKenzie.
The twosome teamed-up six months ago and decided to enter Live & Unsigned.
“I’ve been interested in singing for a while,” said Satitia, “but then you get a day job and it all goes out the window a bit.
“When I was younger, I was in the front row at a Diana Ross concert and she called me up on stage.
“I grabbed the mike and ad-libbed, it was such an amazing adrenaline rush.”
Now the crowds are cheering for Satitia herself - 4mula got a thunderous reception at the recent regional heats.
And the pair will be pushing hard to make it to the grand final, to be held at the 02 Arena.
“It tends to be more a competition for indie and rock bands but we thought we’d give it a go,” said the former Park Hall pupil.
“We’re really looking forward to the next round, we’re definitely in this to win it.”
The area finals will take place at the Corn Exchange, Bedford on May 7.