A TEENAGER who was chosen by ballot on social media to perform at BBC Wales’ Proms in the Park wowed the audience with her rendition of Oasis’s Don’t Look Back in Anger.

Bethan Tomkins, 17, also warmed up the crowd with her renditions of Ella Henderson’s Believe, Adele’s When We Were Young, Happy by Pharrell Williams, How Great Thou Art (Carrie Underwood) and The Greatest Showman’s This is Me.

Saturday’s event was headlined by mezzo-soprano Katherine Jenkins and West End star and Holby City actor Lee Mead.

Bethan, from Rhyl, was at the Ariana Grande Manchester Arena concert on May 22, 2017, the night of the bombing which left 23 people dead and up to 800 more injured.

Bethan, a former Prestatyn High School pupil, sang Don’t Look Back in Anger to remember those involved; the track became a song of unity in the wake of the terror attack.

Her mum, Marianne Tompkins, who accompanied her backstage, said: “Bethan was outstanding. She was at home on the stage.

“She was really nervous before she went on but then she took it all in her stride. She wants to do it all over again. She went to a wedding on the Friday. On the Saturday, she had her make up done in Chester.

“She was quite pushed for time so her had already organised her outfit – she had to get prepared.

“When we arrived, she was taken to her dressing room and they showed us around and we met the band. We wanted to get a photo of her with Katherine Jenkins and Lee Mead but we had no luck. Katherine didn’t come out of her dressing room; they were taking food to her. There were two minders outside the door.”

Bethan had a 20-minute slot and went on stage at about 6pm.

Marianne added: “She had the crowd eating out the palm of her hand.

“I was standing at the side by the piano and I couldn’t believe it I thought ‘is this the same child?’.”

The BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales, Lauren Zhang and Only Kids Aloud also performed at the event.