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Oddie daughter wins song contest
Rosie Oddie
Rosie Oddie will release her first single with Angelic Music in February
The daughter of wildlife presenter Bill Oddie has won first prize in an international all-female singer-songwriting competition.

Rosie Oddie's winning track, Genni's Song, will be released next year on a compilation CD by Angelic Music, a new record label promoting women musicians.

The 21-year-old, who entered after her father spotted the contest in a magazine, said: "I'm really excited."

She also won a guitar, a music magazine subscription and songwriting software.

'Totally unique'

I feel I have only just got to the right age to do this for real
Rosie Oddie

The singer's music has been compared to Ian Dury, with her winning track about a friend described as a mixture of punk, rap and funk.

Oddie has been writing music since she was 13, but has rejected previous offers of music deals.

"I feel I have only just got to the right age to do this for real," she said.

The judges, who voted unanimously for Oddie, had no idea the winner had a famous father until after they had made their decision.

Janis Haves, founder of Angelic Music, said: "There wasn't another song entered like hers. It was totally unique."

Abbie Lathe, a Shropshire-based singer and songwriter, came in second place, while US-based Maggi Jane of the band Maggi, Pierce & EJ was in third place.

All three winners will perform at a launch event early next year.


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