Singer leaves a win­ner

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - TUESDAY EXTRA -

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.

Mon­days and Tuesdays, 7.30pm, Seven, Prime7

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.’’

Mon­days and Tuesdays, 7.30pm, Seven, Prime7.

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