Teenager’s big decision as regional final looms
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.
Francesca Sinden is through to the final of the South Coast Idol contest