Singer leaves a winner
But Ms Hawke says the exposure on a reality series and being mentored by Natalie Bassingthwaighte would give Shiane life experience beyond what she would learn at high school.
She says Shiane’s principal and her two singing teachers both endorsed her wish to audition for The X Factor.
Making the show final, Shiane travelled to New York and performed in front of pop star Kesha.
singer Justin Standley found his children but not glory on The X Factor after he was eliminated on Tuesday night. Standley (pictured), 41, auditioned for the series in the hope it would reunite him with his three children. He lost contact with them after the breakdown of his relationship with their mother. In late August, his wish came true when he flew to Perth to meet his offspring. However, his second wish of winning the Seven Network’s reality show fell short of the mark when he was eliminated. ‘‘I don’t leave sad at all, these are happy tears . . . this show has definitely changed my life for the better,’’ Standley says.
Nine artists remain on the TV talent show series. Another singer will be eliminated next week.
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While she remains a contestant and away from school, Seven is paying for Shiane’s tutoring.
‘‘I was prepared for the time off school,’’ Shiane says.
‘‘The show has provided the tutoring and I have to do five hours a week, so I am still getting all my schooling.’’
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