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Staffordshire PSSA Student’s ‘X Factor’ Ambition

Staffordshire PSSA Student’s ‘X Factor’ Ambition

We’re all keeping our fingers crossed for 17 year-old Lauren Battersby, a member of Stone’s Pop School & Stage Academy (PSSA), as she waits to hear whether she’ll get the chance to sing in front of the judges for X-Factor 2012. Lauren is no stranger to the stage, having recently taken the starring role as Belle in PSSA Stone’s production of ‘Beauty and the Beast’ at the Mitchell Arts Centre in Hanley. She also regularly takes the floor at acoustic nights and recently landed a weekend job as a singer at a local restaurant.

However, it was something as a surprise for Lauren when she got a letter though the door confirming that her X-Factor application had been accepted - her mum had applied in secret, sending in one of Lauren’s numerous YouTube video performances - which evidently impressed the judging panel. Lauren has since made it through two rounds of auditions, performing a number of songs in front of the ITV show's executive producers. One of just 100 selected from over 3000 Manchester hopefuls, she is now waiting to hear whether she’ll get the chance to perform in front of the star-studded judging panel in September.

 Elaine Bird, PSSA Stone’s Principal, where Lauren has been a student since the academy launched four years ago, says:

“It’s fantastic that Lauren has got through these incredibly tough auditions – however, given her talent I can’t say we’re all that surprised! Lauren wowed the crowds with her performance of Belle in our big show last year and she combines exceptional vocals with a real desire to succeed. It’s great to see another member of the PSSA ‘family’ making their bid for the top and we’ll all be watching her closely on her journey. She’s definitely got the ‘X’ factor so I am sure she’ll go far!”

For full information on PSSA classes in Staffordshire click here, call Elaine on 01785 761233 or email elaine@pssa.co.uk