A singer from Watford has been shortlisted in a national search for the next big music star.

Fashion brand I Saw It First has shortlisted 21 artists who are in with the chance of winning £25,000 and becoming the sound of the brand. Designed to empower young music artists, I Saw It First’s modern talent search has discovered the freshest female artists across the nation.

Glowe, an actor and singer from Watford, has been shortlisted from hundreds of talent entries. She lives in London with her comedian and actor dad Alex Lowe, and teacher-turned-writer mum, Ayan.

“I don’t think I should ever have to pick between the two,” says Glowe of her acting and singing careers. “So many people are doing both - Lady Gaga sings and acts, so does Donald Glover and Raleigh Richie is also a singer and in Game of Thrones. If he’s doing it, I can too!”

The same goes for Welsh actor Luke Evans, who recently released his debut album. Earlier this year, Glowe spent five months in Budapest with Luke filming season two of Netflix and TNT series The Alienist. In the Hungarian capital, she and Evans shared a beautiful musical moment.

“[One night] we went to a karaoke bar and we did a duet, we sang Summer Nights. Singing Grease in a karaoke bar in Budapest with Luke Evans? That was pretty cool!”

Self-confessed “musical nerd” Glowe has long relished taking centre stage. Growing up in Watford, she spent her childhood singing alto in choirs and playing the piano and cello.

Glowe’s songwriting talents amass 32,000 monthly listeners on Spotify and she has her heart set on performing at next year’s Glastonbury Festival.

Don’t Let Me Down is Glowe’s song in her first professionally-produced music video, which she recorded after reaching the final of I Saw It First’s music competition.

“It’s amazing, so exciting. Just to know that I was picked out of so many entries, feels great,” says Glowe.

Glowe’s music video is now live on the I Saw It First website.