U.K. TV host's daughter wins song contest

LONDON, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- The daughter of British television host Bill Oddie has won first prize in a singer-songwriter contest and will have her winning track released on CD.

Rosie Oddie will be featured on a disc to be released next year by Angelic Music, a new label focused on female musicians.


Rosie, 21, whose dad is the host of the U.K. nature series "Bill Oddie Goes Wild," has been writing music since she was 13 and was selected for her punk-rap entry called "Genni's Song."

The British Broadcasting Corp. Monday described Oddie's music as comparable to 1970s British punk pioneer Ian Dury.

Abbie Lath placed second in the contest followed by American Maggi Jane.

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