The young singer, born and bred in Ewarton, St Catherine, was shockingly composed during her run on Rising Stars (though the disappointment of finishing third was more than evident). But she certainly sounds her age (an awestruck teenage girl) when she gushes about her shopping and clubbing addiction (yes, clubbing).
Wilks, considered a bonafide vocal powerhouse (just ask mentor Beres Hammond), has been inching towards a music career for years. Then, of course, came her collision with fame on the televised talent series - and there has been no looking back. After months of concert performances and popping up at other sold-out showcases, Wilks (who turns 18 in three months) is ready to start recording a debut album, with a summer release in sight, as she gears up to embark on a successful solo adventure. And with all the musical treats she is about to serve up, who knows, she just might help change the music industry - one note at a time.