Sian on fire with ‘X Fac­tor’ en­thu­si­asm

Matamata Chronicle - - Front Page - By KA­T­RINA TANIRAU

A 17-year-old Mata­mata teenager has wowed X Fac­tor New Zealand pro­duc­ers and made it through to the next round of the com­pe­ti­tion.

Sian Mair au­di­tioned in Taupo on Jan­uary 28 and, per­form­ing Ali­cia Keys’ song Girl on Fire, made a last­ing im­pres­sion with her out­fit and con­fi­dence.

‘‘They really liked my de­liv­ery. I wouldn’t say I went out of my way to im­press. I just wore what I wear ev­ery day and acted nor­mal,’’ she said.

‘‘My friend and I drove down there. We were hav­ing a nice old time, just chill­ing. I don’t like to take my­self too se­ri­ously.’’

Sian who works full­time at New World Mata­mata, has been in­volved in per­form­ing arts since be­fore she can re­mem­ber.

As a stu­dent at Mata­mata Pri­mary and In­ter­me­di­ate schools and then Mata­mata Col­lege, she can­not re­mem­ber when she wasn’t singing or act­ing.

‘‘Singing is my pas­sion. I would love to be able to do it all day, ev­ery day. We’ll see where this jour­ney takes me,’’ she said.

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