Finals for songstress Gracie

Gracie on stage.
Gracie on stage.

A singer from rugby has made it through to the UK Unsigned Songwriter of the Year 2016 Grand Final on Sunday.

Gracie Falls is one of four femals selected to compete in the competition that recognises songwriting talent.

The finalists have just been selected from 12 live heats to battle for the accolade at The Piano Works, London.

Gracie, 25, writes songs with a natural ease and autobiographical touch. She blends memorable melodies, emotive music and poignant, relatable lyrics.

The winning songwriter will receive over £6,000 worth of prizes that include a twelve-month mentoring programme with The Songwriting Academy, £1,000 worth of Yamaha musical instruments and the opportunity to have a song recorded in Nashville.

The winner will also tour Caffè Nero stores and have her playlist aired at the coffee house, culminating in a live performance on the Caffè Nero stage at the Cornbury Festival 2017.

Launched by The Songwriting Academy, Caffè Nero and Yamaha, The UK Unsigned Songwriter of the Year competition marks the first time the songwriter is the star, not the singer.