Emma Peckford, 15, from Corner Brook, has made the Top 10 of the RBC Ottawa Bluesfest “She’s The One” competition. — Photo by Geraldine Brophy/The Western Star
Emma Peckford of Corner Brook has won the Ottawa Bluesfest's "She's the One" emerging female artist competition.
The 15-year-old beat out nine other finalists Saturday at the renowned blues festival in Ottawa.
As the winner, Peckford receives a prize valued at more than $50,000.
RBC Bluesfest, in a press release, described the prize as including "a whirlwind, career-building trip to Los Angeles to work with Barrett Yeretsian (Jar of Hearts, Christina Perri), a top LA-based music producer, to record a song at the legendary Sunset Sound Recording Studio."
The prize package also includes "a star makeover, photo shoot and music tutorial" before making a "Hollywood Style music video courtesy of Popmania."
Since winning the 2013 MusicNL Statoil Newfound Talent Search in St. John's, Peckford has taken the local music scene by storm. She was recently nominated for City of Corner Brook Achievement in Community Excellence Award in the category of Emerging Artist of the Year.