Saturday, 20 March 2010

Stratton teenager to sing with Sugababes

Stratton teenager to sing with Sugababes
12:00pm Saturday 20th March 2010

By Andrea Glennon »

A STRATTON teenager has beaten off competition from around the country to record with chart-topping girl group the Sugababes.

Cirencester Deer Park student Abbie Lea Drew says she screamed with delight when she found out she had won a radio competition, which will see her and mum Sue whisked off to the Mayfair Hotel, in London, on Monday (March 22) and given a £1,000 spending spree in designer shop Selfridges.

After a personal shopper has picked out a glamorous outfit for the 15-year-old she will meet the Sugababes at the famous Abbey Road recording studio.

Abbie won the ‘Live Like A Sugababe’ competition when the video she made of herself singing their hit About A Girl was voted number one by Heart FM listeners.

"I didn’t think I was going to win because I watched some of other entries and they were good," said Abbie.

Proud mum Sue added:"She’s got big dreams and knows she’s got to work hard but it’s brilliant to see her achieving so much.

"She always says 'Mum, by the time I'm 20 I'll have a successful singing career and be traveling the world!'.

"We want to thank the friends and family that supported her and Deer Park who got behind her for the competition."

Abbie says she is a huge fan of the Sugababes and is "terrified" of meeting them.

But she is no stranger to the spotlight, winning several talent shows and performing at Cirencester Advent Festival last December.

Abbie will also have the chance to learn from West End stars and industry professionals after winning a place at London's West End Stage school.

"It’s a new experience for me and I’m really excited," she said, "I love being on stage."

Abbie is looking for venues to perform at to fund her placement and can be contacted on 01285 655289.

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