A TEENAGE singer is hoping to make his mark on the music industry after releasing his debut single.
Kieron Winter released his version of One Direction’s You & I on Saturday.
The 17-year-old, of Marsden, South Shields, said: “I love this song, but this is my own version of it. I’ve wanted to release a single for ages, but I’ve never known how to go about it.
“I recorded the song at home, because I’ve got the equipment, and sent it to TuneCore, which is a music distribution company, and they said it was good enough quality to release, so I’m really excited.
“My fiancée, Ashton Devilliers, designed the cover art for the single, and it went on sale on Saturday, which is very exciting.
“Hopefully people will get behind it, and if I sell enough copies, I might be able to release a full album, which would be amazing.”
Kieron, who was nominated for Young Performer of the Year in the Pride of South Tyneside Awards, is also waiting to hear back from bosses at The X Factor.
After two successful auditions, he will soon hear if he will go up in front of the talent show judges, including Simon Cowell and Cheryl Cole.
Kieron’s version of You & I will is available to buy on iTunes and Amazon now for 99p.