Hey, I'm Mackenzie Sol, I'm 14 years old, singing and performing is my life. I do like to play pranks and i can be sarky. But, I'm not cruel about it. I just like to mess around and have fun. Sure, sometimes I get in trouble for talking too much, not following rules and generally being a clown. But, you know, I’m not nasty or anything. I guess I'm just a typical kid.
My full name is Mackenzie Sol Williamson and I'm from Great Lumley, County Durham, which is a small village in the North East of England. Probably the most important thing to know about me is that I want to be a superstar…. that’s been my dream for as long as I can remember. I aspire to be a triple-threat with music, acting and dance and my goal is to make it happen.
I started singing when I was 2 years old, as my parents sing for a living. They perform in venues all over the country, and I join them whenever I can. I love entertaining people and, hmm…I especially like the attention I get from girls. They say I’m cute ;)
I know it’s going to take work to get what I want, so I’ve been working at it. I joined Stagecoach Theatre Arts and started working as a theatrical actor. I made my debut TV appearance in 2005 on "X-Factor UK," and have appeared on the CBBC show, "The Dumping Ground.” I also reached the finals in a musical talent competition called “Open Mic UK.”
Recently I traveled with my mom to Hollywood, CA where I auditioned for TV shows and commercials. I actually got to do a couple commercials and met a lot of cool people. The most exciting thing though, is that I got to record my first record, an EP, with a professional production team. We recorded four songs and a bunch of videos. I loved it. It inspired me and made me realize that if you do something you love as your job, it’s the best feeling EVER.
Out of all the things I want to do, I know that music is my passion. It moves me and puts me in another world. It’s an amazing thing. A good song can change my mood and make me smile. And, I want to share that with other people. I want them to be as happy as I am by listening to MY music.
I also see myself growing as an artist. At first, I used to cover songs by my favorite acts --- you know, like Justin Bieber, Bruno Mars and Maroon 5. Now, I’m learning how to write my own songs. In fact, I co-wrote all the songs on my new EP.
About the superstar thing, well… it would be great to travel first class and be adored by cute female fans… hehehe. But, more importantly to me, it would give me an opportunity to entertain as many people as possible. I think I’m meant to be a performer. I was born to do it. So, I’m going to work very hard to make it, because I believe that's why I was put on this earth.