A PRESTWICK singer is hoping to make a "dream come true" after reaching the top ten of a national radio contest.

Go Radio have recently teamed up with city-based charity Glasgow Life to run 'A Song for Glasgow' competition.

This contest has allowed musicians to enter their own original tracks which can be used across the various campaigns ran by the charity.

As well as this, the artist of the winning track will also have the opportunity to feature on the Go Radio breakfast show and will receive five days studio time at the famous Gorbals Sound studios with a studio engineer.

With entries for the competition now closed, tracks were narrowed down to a top 10 earlier this week.

And amongst those still in contention is 'Under a Glasgow Sky', a track performed by Prestwick-based singer Debbie Campbell.

The song was written by Debbie's husband Robert, with the melody produced by "local legend" Scott Nicol.

But it was a quick turnaround to enter the competition, with the track produced, thanks to help from friend Brian MacDonald of The MacDonald Brothers, in only days to ensure the deadline was met.

Despite this, Debbie is incredibly pleased with how the track turned out as she continues to grow her music career - something she thought would never be possible.

She commented: “As a young girl I was bullied and very shy. I was about the only person in primary school that didn’t get into the choir.

“I never thought I could sing, so for that wee shy girl to now have released her debut album it is quite an achievement.

“It’s just gone from strength to strength and then Robert seen the competition for ‘a song for Glasgow’ on Go Radio.”

Debbie also explained how, despite hailing from Ayrshire, she and husband Robert have a strong affiliation with Glasgow.

She added: “My mum’s from Springburn, and she used to work in the shipyards, so Glasgow has always had a place in my heart.

“Robert loves it as well, since he is very much into his music – so he is up there all the time.

“He wanted to write it from the point of view of a tourist going into Glasgow, so it’s a combination really.

“It’s like a love letter to Glasgow, the brief said they wanted an upbeat catchy song that could be dissected, and I think that’s what we’ve done.

“I’m really proud of it.”

And the South Ayrshire artist was blown away after hearing she had made the top 10 earlier this week.

She continued: “Since we put it in I haven’t slept. The song has been going through my head every night.

“I was doubting myself, thinking it wasn’t good enough and they would like other songs better.

"That was when I got the phone call - It just made my day. I couldn’t believe it – wee Debbie Campbell, who thought she would never be a singer, is now in the top 10.

“I’m honoured, flattered and just really excited.”

Now Debbie is calling on support of locals - with the public now available to vote for their favourite track in the competition.

Those wishing to listen to the track, and give Debbie a vote, can do so at tinyurl.com/DebbieCampbellGoRadio.

Voting closes later this week, with the top five afforded the opportunity to perform their track in front of a judging panel at the Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow.

After making it this far already, Debbie has high hopes for being able to reach the next stage.

She said: “To make it to the top five would be a dream come true, especially being able to perform on the hallowed ground.”