College staff and students get behind Guisborough's X-Factor hopeful (From Darlington and Stockton Times)
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College staff and students get behind Guisborough's X-Factor hopeful
1:06pm Thursday 12th September 2013 in News
A TALENTED singer songwriter has the full backing of her former teachers as she hopes to take centre stage on the X-Factor.
Abi Alton has already won over judges Gary Barlow, Nicole Scherzinger, Louis Walsh and Sharon Osbourne, when she appeared at the weekend.
And the 19-year-old is also proving a big hit with students and staff at Guisborough’s Prior Pursglove College.
The teenager impressed the judges on Saturday night’s show at the initial audition before being invited to perform in front of a 4,000 strong audience at Wembley that was shown on Sunday where she sang a tune that she had written herself.
Principal Judy Burton said: “Everyone at the College is immensely proud of Abi’s achievements, her X Factor auditions were phenomenal. The students and staff at the College wish her every success for the competition.”
Music teacher Helen Kirk said, “Abi was truly dedicated to her music whilst studying at Prior Pursglove College. She regularly performed at college concerts and returned last Christmas to play for the Christmas celebrations.
£Her enthusiasm and ability for writing and performing songs made her stand out from the crowd. When Abi sings she transfixes her audience. I’m really excited for her.”
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