Amy Winehouse Foundation giving to star's alma mater
The Amy Winehouse Foundation is lending its support to a school where the singer trained in the hopes of developing a new hot talent. Will they succeed?
A charity set up to honor the late Amy Winehouse is doing just that by funding a scholarship at the theater school where the singer nurtured her talent.
The Amy Winehouse Foundation is creating the scholarship to aid a child in need at the Sylvia Young Theatre School in London, where a 13-year-old Amy blew away the school head with her rendition of "On the Sunny Side of the Street."
"Amy was a pupil at the Sylvia Young Theatre School. This is where her talent was recognized and nurtured," Amy's father Mitch Winehouse explained in a statement from the foundation.
"The Foundation would like to give a child who otherwise couldn't afford the same opportunity the chance to realize their talents. The scholarship is such great news for us after all the recent ups and downs."
"Nothing will ever make up for our loss, but this is a wonderful thing for us to be able to do," he said. "The scholarship is something that we are deeply, deeply proud to be offering. It will keep Amy's name alive in the best possible way."
So will they find the next Amy Winehouse at the school?
"It would be wonderful to find another Amy, but there was only one Amy," said founder Sylvia Young. "We would be happy to find a singer, dancer or actor who has a special talent."
Auditions for the scholarship will take place on April 21-22, according to the foundation's website.