Andrew Lloyd Webber has chosen British actor and soprano Kit Salter-Kay as the winner of an online talent competition.
Salter-Kay was one of more than 1,500 entries to a competition Lloyd Webber launched, which called on members of the public to create a new cadenza for the song Think of Me, from The Phantom of the Opera.
Lloyd Webber was joined by Graham Norton and Sierra Boggess as judges, and selected Salter-Kay from the entries.
Her cadenza will now be performed in The Phantom of the Opera, both on Broadway and in the West End, on the first night of reopening following lockdown.
Lloyd Webber described Salter-Kay’s entry as “fun and rather good”.
“An audience is going to cheer and laugh like crazy,” he added.
Despite choosing Salter-Kay, he said he would be looking back at the entries to see if there was talent he could work with in the future.
Lloyd Webber said: “There were some fantastic singers there, really great talent, but we were looking for a cadenza rather than a singer. But I promise you we are going to have a look again as I think there were some interesting people, and one or two I would like to see and see how they sing around the piano.”