Ipswich: Star singer reaches for her ultimate goal
It’s been a whirlwind adventure for one young singer since she was crowned the most talented performer in the town.
Natasha Staffieri was named winner of this year’s Ipswich’s Got Talent final at the Regent theatre earlier this month.
The stunned 23-year-old, who works for Halifax in Felixstowe, said she never expected to win.
“Everyone was so talented and so different,” she said. “The competition was phenomenal.”
The finals saw performances from 18 superb acts, with Natasha winning a �1,000 DVD package from SummerIsle studios, a �300 photographic package, �250 cash and the chance to perform at numerous events.
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“It’s opened up so many doors,” she said. “It’s been crazy, my phone hasn’t stopped. I’ve got loads of gigs lined up, things are taking off.”
Natasha only moved to the area in January and currently lives in Geralds Avenue with her partner, Russell Stevenson, 24.
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She said: “I studied musical theatre at the Colchester Institute for three years and got into drama school twice, but I couldn’t afford it.
“My partner’s mum and dad saw the competition in the paper and said ‘you should go for it’.
“When I left uni I didn’t know what to do but I believe everything happens for a reason. It was so much fun, it gave me something to work towards and it’s been great for my family to see me sing.”
Natasha is also a student at the Ipswich School of Dance and her ultimate goal is to open her own performing arts school and start her own singing business.
“For me the next step is having my own singing business,” she said. “I’d love to teach singing and go on to teach dancing as well. I would love to give back all that I’ve been given.”