The Launching People project was a search for undiscovered British and Irish talent with a passion for food, film, music and photography.
Reece was selected as the People’s Choice winner in the music category which was voted for by the public on Facebook.
Although not one of the four protégés, Reece will receive £500 worth of funding to pursue his dream and help make his music project a reality including Samsung AV products and training.
President of Samsung UK and Ireland, Andy Griffiths, said: “Everyone knows Samsung for launching products and every day we’re inspired by people who use those products to achieve amazing things. ‘Launching People’ is all about doing just that – launching people’s potential through technology, whatever their stage in life. We wanted to give people with passion, ambition and a hungry mind, a launch pad for their bright ideas and change their lives in a positive way.”
Reece has been writing songs and performing since he was 14. His submission was written about real-life situations creating a song that people can relate to.
But this is not his first step to fame, the rap artist is one of the very few unsigned acts who has managed to land a slot at Wireless Festival and he has also performed over 500 shows in the last four years alongside acts including Professor Green and Tinchy Stryder.
Speaking of his ‘People’s Choice’ win, Reece said: “I heard about Samsung Launching People after my Mum inboxed me on Facebook with the link and said I should enter. The chance to work with Paloma Faith was really appealing and I thought it would be a great platform to reach people with my music. Through my music, I like to highlight my British roots as I’m really proud of where I came from. My songs reference iconic things that people know, like red telephone boxes, and people in popular culture like Andy Murray and David Beckham. I want to be an artist that talks about real things. I’m so happy to be named the People’s Choice winner in the Music category and am really looking forward to sharing my new music with new people.”
The four protégés who were chosen by the judges to work with them one-on-one have been captured in ‘The Ones To Watch’, a television series produced by Fresh One, shown on Sky 1 at 7pm every Sunday until 8th June.
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