HOLLIE Steel has joined the likes of Amy Winehouse and Emma Bunton by winning a place at a renowned London showbiz school.

And thanks to her new school she will also get the chance to sing at New York’s Carnegie Hall later this year.

Hollie, 12, has moved from her home in Huncoat to begin her lessons at the prestigious Sylvia Young Theatre School.

The school has produced a long list of stars and she has already caught the eye of the boss.

Sylvia, whose past pupils also include Denise Van Outen and Billie Piper as well as several Eastender stars, said: “Hollie is delightful, hard-working and talented.”

Hollie found fame after reaching the final of Britain’s Got Talent in 2009, where she broke down with nerves.

Sylvia added: “Hollie is a phenomenal singer who has grown so much in confidence that you could not believe the blip she experienced in the BGT final would ever happen again.”

And also at the school is a fellow BGT finalist, Bessie Cursons, who inspired Hollie to audition for the show.

She said: “Bessie was very good. When I saw her, I thought, ‘Oh, children can go on it’.”

Hollie, who was born in Burnley and went to Oakhill College in Whalley, said that her singing has improved dramatically.