A Lewisham teen has stormed to victory in an international singing competition after wowing judges with her angelic voice.

Alketa Ratkoceri, 14, belted out Beyonce's 'Listen' from the film Dreamgirls at the AMOL Festival in Kosovo in which she represented England and came up against 64 hopefuls.

The Year 10 schoolgirl, who goes to Haberdashers' Aske's Knights Academy, said she isn't sure about the secret to her beautiful singing voice.

"I don't know really, it just comes out," she told News Shopper.

Alketa has been taking singing lessons for the last five years with teacher Michelle Stratford at Songbird Vocals in Orpington.

"We learn a lot and get on really well because we connect.

"I've known her for a really long time and she helps me a lot with singing," the schoolgirl said.

"She never let me miss any lessons and always made sure I was there."

Alketa's love for singing started when she was just six years old and she would record herself singing - and when she was nine years old, her father realised her talent.

Her parents, who moved to the UK from Kosovo more than two decades ago - have supported her all the way and took her to Michelle for vocal coaching.

The aspiring professional singer's big win at the AMOL Festival means she will get to fly across the pond for another singing competition in March in New York City - and she can't wait to see The Big Apple.

"I love travelling - especially when it's about music," she gushed.

In future, the GCSE pupil wants to continue studying music and drama with hopes of hitting the big stage one day.

And her biggest inspiration? Ariana Grande, of course.