Norwich student’s journey to show business

One of Norwich's sensations from a local talent contest has vowed to make her mark on the show business world.

City Academy Norwich student Rute Banon, aged 16, took part in the CAN's Got Talent Event last year and has been continuing to perfect her skills as a singer and dancer, blogging some of her performances online.

She performed Elton John's Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word at the talent show and said: 'I wasn't nervous at all and I was more comfortably on stage.

'Hopefully one day I will do this full time.'

She is currently studying her first year of A levels.

Originally from Portugal, Rute now lives on Dereham Road in the city and is on the look out for as many opportunities as possible to use her vocal and dancing skills.

'I think there are more opportunities for me here in Norwich,' she said.

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To see Rute's performances visit or find her on