Teenager’s big de­ci­sion as re­gional fi­nal looms

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - SOUNDS GOOD -

A TEENAGER is fac­ing a fran­tic five weeks in her search for show­biz star­dom. Francesca Sin­den, 15, from Wen­ham Lane, Ivy­church, is try­ing to choose a bal­lad to bring her vic­tory in the re­gional fi­nal of the X Fac­tor-style South Coast Idol com­pe­ti­tion af­ter win­ning a place in the line-up at Brighton on April 20. A pupil of Thomas Pea­cocke school in Rye she trains with the Show­biz Academy in Ash­ford and al­ready has a place booked in the fi­nal of a Ra­dio Kent home-grown tal­ent com­pe­ti­tion next month. Be­fore that she will join her sis­ter Leigh, 13, and 11 other mem­bers of a Kent dance team from the Franz Academy in Folkestone, on a 10-day tour to Amer­ica this month when they will per­form a show at Dis­ney­land in Hol­ly­wood.

Pic­ture: Danny Rhodes pd1150588

Francesca Sin­den is through to the fi­nal of the South Coast Idol con­test

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