AN unsigned Redditch singer is set to play at the LG Arena alongside stars such as Lawson and Union J.

Hayley Jones, who has only been singing seriously for the last three years, will be performing at the UK’s only under-18’s music festival, OMG Live, this Easter in Birmingham.

The 17 year-old, who counts her idols as Etta James and Beyonce, won the county's recent Pop Idol 2013 competition at the finals in Bromsgrove's Artix.

She beat more than 40 other acts from the region to clinch the title.

"The standard of the acts was really high and the process highly professional," Hayley said.

"We had to complete a boot camp and a number of different performances. It was a huge thrill to win and to have an opportunity to play at the LG in front of thousands of people."

She added that she still can’t believe that she’s playing at the event with some of the biggest names in pop.

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