Meet Grace – the next princess of pop?

What: La France a un Incroyable Talent
Where: TV channel M6
When: Wednesdays. Next show: 10 November at 8.40pm

Monaco’s Grace Rose is no ordinary 14 year old. In her dream to be a major recording artiste, she’s already turning heads and gathering critical acclaim for her performances, delivered with a flawless voice and a maturity far beyond her years.

The teenager is currently wowing local and international audiences on the French version of Britain’s Got Talent, overseen by producer Simon Cowell. Selected from tens of thousands to take part in initial local auditions in Nice, Grace has already got through to the first televised rounds in Paris.

‘La France a un Incroyable Talent’ is broadcast every Wednesday, and as usual, viewers will have the final vote. If Grace is successful in the next round she’ll be included in the final 30 for the semi-finals.There are ultimately only 10 finalists, and looking at her performances so far we feel she’s got every chance of going all the way.

‘I”m so excited to have got this far,’ Grace told us. ‘I think the show went really well and it was an amazing experience to perform in front of such a huge audience. ‘They seemed to really like my version of Amy Winehouse’s “Me and Mr Jones” and I couldn’t believe it when they all stood up and clapped along. I just can’t describe the feeling that gave me.’

The goal is prize money of €100,000 as well as the promise of international performances. But that should be no problem for Grace, who has already performed in front of Princess Stephanie of Monaco at an Aids charity concert last year.

Whetever the outcome of this latest competition, Grace already has big plans lined up: she really wants to become a professional recording artist like her heroes Amy Winehouse and Lady Gaga, so this is a huge chance for her to make that first step to stardom.

And how does Grace rate her own chances? ‘You’ll have to watch the show on Wednesday night,’ she says, with typical sangfroid. ‘With luck I’ll get to perform live at the semi finals in December when it’ll be the public’s vote that will count as well as the Jury’s.’

We’re all keeping our fingers tightly crossed, and our phone votes at the ready!