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Red Is Blonde group Livi Fullman and Hollie Berman reach next stage of TeenStar music competition
Red Is Blonde duo Livi Fullman (left) and Hollie Berman are through to the regional finals of the TeenStar music competition.
A singing duo who both study in Borehamwood said they are "ecstatic" to be through to the regional finals of the TeenStar music competition.
Livi Fullman, from Radlett, and Hollie Berman, from Bushey, make up the band Red Is Blonde.
And the fifteen-year-olds passed the first stage of the competition on Sunday with their performance of The Kooks' Naïve.
Livi said: "I am really excited. I know it’s only the first round but the organisers are expecting 8,000 people to audition in the country and we were the only ones in our audition group to get through."
In total, the competition consists of four stages, with the final set to take place at London’s O2 Arena.
Hollie said: "I am just ecstatic. I was jumping up and down when we found out and since then I haven’t been able to stop smiling.
"I can’t believe we got through."
The reason behind the band’s unusual name is, quite simply, their hair colour.
Both students at Yavneh College, Borehamwood, are self taught on the piano and guitar, and are currently taking graded singing lessons.
Looking towards the future, Livi said the girls definitely want to continue with music.
Red Is Blonde said they both look up to a variety of musicians, particularly singer-songwriters such as Ed Sheeran.
Livi said: "One of the reasons we entered the competition was to give us a way into music.
"Just getting through to this round means we are performing infront of people and hopefully building contacts."
Livi and Hollie said they enjoy being creative, with both of them doing Art GCSE and performing in the school productions.
TeenStar’s regional finals are set to take place April 21 in Camden and will involve each act having an allotted time of no more than three minutes.
To view Red Is Blonde’s YouTube channel visit www.youtube.com/redisblonde