Singing cousins are both winners

SINGING cousins Ruth and Catherine are stars of tomorrow – and that's a fact.The youngsters found themselves facing the music in the same holiday centre competition but thankfully for them, they were not competing against each other.

SINGING cousins Ruth and Catherine are stars of tomorrow – and that's a fact.

The youngsters found themselves facing the music in the same holiday centre competition but thankfully for them, they were not competing against each other.

Ruth Alina Soanes, 12, from Lincoln Close, Ipswich and her 11-year-old cousin Catherine Harrison, went on holiday with their families to Gorleston and won their way into the finals of the Stars of Tomorrow show.

When they returned to Cherry Tree Holiday Park run by Haven Holidays for the grand finale they were relieved to find because of their slight difference in age they were in different categories and therefore not in direct competition.


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Ruth, a pupil at Thurleston High School, won the 12 to 17-year-old category with her rendition of Memory from the musical Cats.

A drama, dancing and singing student, Ruth is also a member of the Ipswich Co-op Juniors and enjoys playing the piano. She has a host of trophies for singing and has ambitions to sing professionally.

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Her cousin, who lives in Fornham St Martin and is a pupil at Westley Middle School, Bury St Edmunds, plays violin and piano, sings and is a keen gymnast.

She won the 11 years and under category by singing Colours of the Wind from the film Pocahontas.

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