A young singer from East Lancashire has appeared on new ITV talent show, Starstruck.

On the show, superfans have the ultimate makeover into their idol and take on their biggest songs, in an attempt to scoop the £50,000 jackpot.

Claudia Thompson, from Accrington, appeared as a Billie Eilish tribute act on Saturday (5 March) and sang a version of No Time To Die alongside three other impersonators.

Her rendition ‘wowed’ the judges who gave them a standing ovation and described their performance as “vocally seamless”. 

Award-winning actress, Sheridan Smith, said she got “goosebumps”.

She said: “I was entranced. All three of you are superstars, I am still in shock.”

Sadly, Claudia didn’t progress in the show or make it to the final – but she said she had an “amazing experience”.

Speaking to the Lancashire Telegraph, she said: “I worked so hard with ITV to create our performance with choreography, makeup and costumes.

“It was amazing but scary as we were the youngest team on the show.

“On stage we received so many lovely comments from the judges about our vocals and friendship.

“Adam Lambert made a comment that we all had a music career ahead of us – and for the current frontman of Queen to say that is just insane.”

Claudia, 20, said she was a fan of Billie Eilish before the show but has “fallen in love” with the American singer and her vocals since having to impersonate her.

She said: “I knew of her and loved her singing – but I wasn’t crazy about her until I was asked to impersonate her for the show.

“After that, I instantly fell in love and her vocals are a match for me.”

Her supportive family threw a ‘Claudia watching party’ for her when the episode aired on Saturday.

Claudia said: “All my family joined and we all sat down and watched the show. It was so nice to show them what I had been working on for so long.”

Beyond the show, Claudia is more than just a Billie Eilish impersonator and creates her own pop/house music.

After dreaming about being a full-time singer since the age of five, the former Accrington Academy pupil hopes the show will open some more doors for her.

She said: “I’m excited to see what might happen after the show. A lot of Twitter users were commenting saying the other 'Billies' and I should form a girl band.

“I’m hoping it will open a lot of doors for me and progress my music career even further.”