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Interview with YGT 2022 Winner: Melody

Interview with YGT 2022 Winner: Melody

posted 12 May 2022

Melody, winner of the 2022 Yorkshire’s Got Talent competition, talks to us about her love of singing 

JRT.  How long have you been singing?

Melody: Literally all my life.

JRT. When did you start performing?

Melody: I was in a school band at 14 years old and have been performing in bands ever since. I’m now 37 so that’s……. a lot of years!  

JRT. Why did you decide to enter the YGT competition?

Melody: I thought that if I was lucky enough to win, I could use the money to produce an EP to help raise awareness of mental health and suicide prevention for The Jordan Legacy charity.

JRT. What music artists inspire you?

Melody: Stevie Wonder, Jessie Jay, Kate Rusby, Whitney Houston, Tori Kelly, Joss Stone… A wide diverse range of artists to be honest. I really do watch how people sing and admire how passionate they are when performing.

JRT. What do you hope to do after the YGT Live show?  

Melody: Record my EP as soon as possible and continue performing for as long as I can. 

You can see Melody perform live at the Yorkshire's Got Talent show at the Joseph Rowntree Theatre on 21 May. Book your tickets now. All proceeds from the show will go toward the theatre’s Raise the Roof appeal.