Sophia ready to enter the charts

Belle Amie's debut single cover Girls Up with Sophia Wardman, right.
Belle Amie's debut single cover Girls Up with Sophia Wardman, right.

SCARBOROUGH singer Sophia Wardman is once again appearing on television sets across the country as her band Belle Amie launches their debut single.

The 23-year-old shot to our screens last year when she entered 2010’s X Factor on ITV.

During the show she was teamed up with fellow singers Rebecca Creighton, Esther Campbell and Geneva Lane to form girl band Belle Amie.

However the group were voted off the show in the fourth round of the Live Finals.

Since leaving the X Factor Belle Amie stayed together as a group, minus fourth member Geneva Lane, performing at gigs up and down the country.

Now the trio are preparing to release their debut single Girls Up after signing with an independent record label.

The video for the song, which features Sophia, Rebecca and Esther dressed as plastic dolls, is currently being shown on a range of television music channels.

Sophia, said: “Everything is going really well for us at the moment, but we are busy busy busy.

“At the moment we are in the recording studios recording singles for an album, and we are promoting our Girls Up video.

“We are working on a second single and sorting out early ideas for the video.

“Everything is really crazy for me. I can’t believe it when I see the video on television, especially when I am out and it comes on a screen in a shopping mall or in a bar.

“It is all a lot of hard work at the minute; we have recorded about 10 or 12 songs now. It is a lot of fun though and I’m loving every minute.”

For their debut single Belle Amie worked with producer Chad Burnette, who has previously worked with Rihanna, Beyoncé and 50 Cent.

Later this month the girls are set to perform on the main stage at London Pride, and will also be appearing at a one off gig in The Borderline on July 19.

Girls Up will be released on August 7.