Sian on fire with ‘X Factor’ enthusiasm
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.