Motorpoint competition hits the right note with singing student

PUBLISHED: 16:49 26 January 2011 | UPDATED: 20:33 20 February 2013

Andrew King

Andrew King

Weston-Super-Mare student and singer Andrew King is celebrating after beating 15,000 other people to win a car from Motorpoint.

Weston-Super-Mare student and singer Andrew King is celebrating after beating 15,000 other people to win a car from Motorpoint.

The car supermarket giant teamed up with Andrex last year to give away a new Ford Focus 1.6 Style, worth over 16,000.

And, the delighted 20 year-old Musical Theatre student, who is based at the Bath Spa University campus in Weston-Super-Mare, is already aiming to put the car to good use. An X-Factor reject, who has been dubbed a Young Michael Ball, he has struggled to get to singing auditions in London on time after his previous car, a 10-year old Vauxhall Corsa, kept breaking down on the M4.

I do about 10,000 miles a year going back and forth to London for auditions, explains Andrew, who originally hails from Rochester in Kent. I love my Vauxhall Corsa, it was the first car I ever bought but its just not reliable. Ive lost count of the times Ive been late for auditions because of my Vauxhall Corsa.

I knew about Motorpoint and when I saw the special promotional packs in ASDA I thought Id enter it through the Andrex Puppy Points website. Ive never won anything in my life but I needed a car so much that I thought Id give it a go. When I got the call from Motorpoint to say that I had won I couldnt believe it. I really cant believe that I will be able to get to auditions on time from now on.

Andrew is currently in the second year of a three-year course. While he is aiming to eventually get a role on the West End, at the moment he is attending auditions for a job as a singer on a cruise liner during the summer holidays.

Singing is all I have ever wanted to do. My parents are not in the industry but my Granddad used to sing at the Medway Nights Show when he worked at Chatham Docks so I guess I got my voice from him. Its a really tough profession to break into but I am determined to succeed, adds Andrew, who recently recorded his first demo.

My ultimate aim is to sing on the West End but in the meantime I am auditioning for a job on a cruise liner. Ive got some more calls lined up in the near future and I cant wait to get into my new car and drive down the M4 to London without having to worry about whether I might make it or not.

Adds David Shelton, Managing Director of Motorpoint: The car couldnt have gone to a more deserving person as Andrew. Hes really determined to succeed as a singer and the Ford Focus will provide him with the means to get to his auditions safely, securely, and most importantly, on time.

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