Perth teen's song becomes online hit

Emily O'Keefe, ninemsn
10:32am December 13, 2012
December 13, 2012: A song uploaded to YouTube by a Perth schoolgirl will now feature in a UK kitchen commercial and has been released on iTunes.

Countless aspiring singer songwriters across the world have uploaded their music to YouTube in the hope of becoming famous.

But when 14-year-old Perth schoolgirl Lucinda Nicholls recorded herself singing on her laptop she was simply thinking to share a song she wrote with friends.

But her song attracted much wider attention, and now the song has been recorded in London's Abbey Road studios and will feature in a kitchen commercial.

"I just filmed it off my laptop and put it onto YouTube for my friend," Lucinda told radio station 3AW.

"Next thing we know my Mum got a call from a 40-something year old man in Manchester who wanted to use my song in a kitchen ad. I couldn't believe that (a) This was happening (b) It was in England and (c) It was for a kitchen," she said.

Magnet Kitchens flew Lucinda and her parents out to London where the song was recorded and released on iTunes last week.

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"It's going pretty well on the charts. I was behind Rolf Harris at one point and then I jumped ahead of Shakira," Lucinda said.

Lucinda said she wrote the song while on a school camp about her friend, "who had really low self esteem and didn't realise how beautiful she was".

Source: 3AW, Lucinda Nicholls

Author: Emily O'Keefe, Approving editor: Nick Pearson.

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