Starkidz trio’s choir re­ally has X Fac­tor

Southport Visiter - - Front Page - BY CHRISTY BYRNE christy.byrne@trin­i­tymir­ror.com @ByrneChristy

THREE em­ploy­ees at a South­port chil­dren’s en­ter­tain­ment com­pany will take to the X Fac­tor stage for the live shows after wow­ing Rob­bie Wil­liams.

As well as work­ing for Starkidz, Jess Jones, Sinead Ahrend and Char­lie Pea­cock are part of the Liver­pool Mu­sic Academy Choir and pro­gressed to the live fi­nals after mak­ing it through the judges’ houses round.

LMA Choir’s progress started with an au­di­tion at the SSE Arena, Wem­b­ley, where they were given a stand­ing ova­tion by all four judges.

The group pro­gressed to the nail-bit­ing Six Chair Chal­lenge where they fought off fierce com­pe­ti­tion to keep their seat in the Groups category.

The three have been work­ing un­der Jan Hayes at Starkidz for around a year, and she has re­signed her­self to los­ing her prize em­ploy­ees to the clutches of Rob­bie Wil­liams.

“They au­di­tioned around July time and then kind of kept it a bit hush­hush, and then they all said they needed the day off.

“They all had the day off to­gether and we kind of re­alised where they’d gone, and when they got back they told us that they’d got through.

“So then they went through to the Six Chair Chal­lenge and Rob­bie ab­so­lutely loved them, and then went on to the judges houses.

“They went to Rob­bie’s house in LA and got through.

“It was done through the col­lege, they’ve or­gan­ised it all but I’m just so happy that they’ve got as far as they have.

“As happy as I am for them, I’m re­ally stressed that they’re now go­ing to leave, but I don’t mind los­ing them to Rob­bie!”

Choir founder Stephanie Wal­lace Carr said: “It was ab­so­lutely hands down the best ex­pe­ri­ence of our lives. I think I can say that for my­self and the whole choir. It was un­be­liev­able.

“Rob­bie’s house is just breath-tak­ing. Get­ting to meet him, more on a per­sonal level, at his house was just an hon­our. And be­ing able to per­form in such a set­ting was phe­nom­e­nal.”

Jan called on the choir’s home town to get be­hind the group and help their star to soar.

“I’m back­ing them all the way and I re­ally hope that all our StarKidz cus­tomers help us to sup­port them as well.

“There’s never been a choir in the X Fac­tor be­fore, and they spoke about that at judges houses, say­ing how dif­fer­ent it is.”

The choir is made up of founder and LMA cre­ative di­rec­tor Stephanie and 14 young peo­ple from cour­ses at the academy.

LMA, on Duke Street and Hope Street in Liver­pool city cen­tre, is a spe­cial­ist col­lege and uni­ver­sity cen­tre which of­fers cour­ses in the cre­ative and per­form­ing arts.

The Liver­pool Me­dia Academy Choir at Rob­bie Wil­liams’s LA man­sion, where they pro­gressed to the live fi­nals of X Fac­tor 2018

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