A young Langley woman, who has been writing songs since she was nine, is one of two from this community to make the Variety's Got Talent's top 10.
The first nine out of 10 finalists were announced Saturday, and 21-year-old swing enthusiast Britt Bonshor was one of two Langley residents to make that singing competition shortlist.
Her skills as a self-proclaimed folk, rock, and pop singer were showcased a few years back when she won third place in the 2011 Langley Has Talent competition.
According to Bonshor's Facebook biography, she started writing songs at age nine, started playing the guitar at 15, and has scribed more than 80 original songs so far.
"I've been singing since I could talk and have always been a performer. I never really decided to, it's just who I am," Bonshor said.
Her love of music extends to dance, and she performs swing dancing both competitively and for fun, every chance she gets.
Bonshor, of Langley City, will be joined in the upcoming Variety showdown by Langley teen Alyssa Lynch, a 17-year-old Langley Fine Arts School student.
"I have always loved being on stage," Lynch said. "All I use to do was watch YouTube videos, so I decided to give singing a try."
Chosen by music professionals, the nine performers now move on to the final com-petiton at the River Rock Show Theatre on Feb. 9, with the 10th finalist being chosen by the public based on online voting by Feb. 3. Fans are encouraged to log onto The Province newspaper's website and vote for their favourite performer between Jan.28 and Feb. 3. The winner of the people's choice will join the other nine finalists vying for the top spot.
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