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Teen YouTube star strikes it big

Posted by: Ned Franklin | 13 December, 2012 - 9:16 AM
Lucinda Nicholls

There is nothing like a good news story.

How many thousands of teenagers across the World film themselves singing in the hope of being discovered?

Well, Lucinda Nicholls, 14, from Perth did just that, and now she's in London at Abbey Road Studios recording her own song and fronting a major advertising campaign.

The articulate young lady spoke to Ross and John this morning, saying she wrote the song for a friend who had very low self-esteem and didn't 'realise how beautiful she was.'

"I just filmed it off my laptop and put it onto YouTube for my friend.

"Next thing we know my Mum got a call from a 40-something year old man in Manchester who wanted to use my song in a kitchen ad.  I couldn't believe that A. This was happening, B. It was in England and C. It was for a Kitchen," Lucinda said.

The song, titled 'Inside & Out,' has been released on the iTunes store and is available for purchase.

"It's going pretty well on the charts.  I was behind Rolf Harris at one point and then I jumped ahead of Shakira," a modest Lucinda said.


* After the interview 3AW Breakfast discovered that Lucinda is the daughter of journalist John Nicholls who works for 6PR (3AW's sister station) in Perth. Small world!

PLAY: 14-year old Lucinda Nicholls with Ross and John

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Blog comments Your Say

  • beautiful lucinda , you are supporting michael jackson legacy if you become successful with your lyrics stay a peaceful warrior fight to the death of the of the mind & body the spirit lives on beautiful inside .kind regards .[ michael jackson exposes luminatti site]. divine will, within all of us .

    will Friday 29 March, 2013 - 8:11 PM
  • Christine, you completely miss the point of the song. the voice is irrelevant. if the song works and saves one person, it is well worth hearing.

    Fiona C Wednesday 9 January, 2013 - 9:08 AM
  • Sorry but her voice is not very good and can't see why she has had 2K hits on youtube. Stay at school and study hard dear.

    Christine Monday 17 December, 2012 - 10:07 AM
  • Luci
    Came onto the 3AW website to find a list of servoes selling diesel and found you instead !!!
    I'm the Lucky one
    Good luck :)

    Michael Sunday 16 December, 2012 - 3:55 PM
  • Luce, has to be song of the year. Just beautiful. Wonderful lyrics and touchingly sung. The whole family stopped and listened when I played it and that's a first.

    Geoff Sunday 16 December, 2012 - 12:09 PM
  • Lucinda
    Why don't you fly to Melbourne to meet with 3AW Announcer Tom Elliott and commision your song for 3AW Drive when he hosts it on Monday 14th January 2013?
    This will mean 3AW will need to pay you royalities for everytime they play your song to start in finish 3AW Drive with Tom Elliott. Look at how much money you can make from our song Lucinda.

    JASON & MELISSA FROM BORONIA & FERNTREE GULY Saturday 15 December, 2012 - 5:32 PM

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