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Saskia Eng had the honour of switching the Christmas lights on in Edinburgh on Sunday afternoon.

The local singer who is a former pupil of the City of Edinburgh Music School found fame on The Voice with Tom Jones and will.i.am.

Saskia flipped the big switch to perfection!©2018TheEdinburghReporter

She took to the stage and entertained the crowds with three songs including White Christmas, before flipping the switch to light up the entire city with fairy lights and fireworks.

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Singer Saskia Eng
Saskia Eng on stage at Light Night 2018 ©2018TheEdinburghReporter

Ahead of the ceremony, Saskia said: “I feel absolutely honoured to be switching on the Edinburgh Christmas lights. It is not something I ever expected to be asked to do. The people of Edinburgh have always supported me and I cannot wait to be there with them all at such a special time in my home city.”

We spoke with Saskia just before everything got under way on Sunday :

Then she sang for the 15,000 people in the audience :

Singer Saskia Eng
Saskia Eng on stage at Light Night 2018 ©2018TheEdinburghReporter