Little Onn Singer Songwriter Alexandra Jayne to Play National Finals in London
Now she's through to last leg, the national finals, which are to be held in the 02 Arena in London tomorrow.
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The 20 year old singer song writer from Little Onn, is ecstatic about making it this far.
"I'm chuffed to have got this far in the competition as the standard has been quite high, especially in the last round in Bedford. I'm just going to give it my best shot on Saturday."
She has made it this far in the contest by performing medleys of cover songs mixed with her own material.
In the regional finals she wowed the judges with a medley of 'Young Forever' by Jay Z and her own song 'Best That You Can'.
But what has she planned for the big final?
"I am doing a mash up of one of my own songs and the song 'Hall of Fame' by Will.I.Am and the Script. I've chosen this song as the lyrics mean a lot to me personally as they are about striving to achieve your dreams and ambitions."
Nerves and anxiety are expected in the run up to her performance, but for this psychology student (she is also going through exams), when she's not been studying, she's been gigging.
"I've been preparing for a couple of weeks now. I've got my song written, outfit chosen and have been practicing relentlessly! I'm really looking forward to it now and just can't wait to get on stage."
The judging panel include KISS FM DJ and BBC Radio 1's Annie Nightingale and Ras Kwarme.
"Well, apart from the 3,000 people and the panel of judges! It's a different type of preparation as I'm focusing on one song rather than a whole set."
She seems to have walked the previous rounds, how confident does she feel for the big final?
"I think it'll be similar to previous rounds but on a much bigger and grander scale. There will be a higher standard of competition, not to mention the judges from Radio 1 and the biggest live audience I've ever played to!"
The winner of the contest will be awarded £5,000 in prize money. A lot of money for anyone, not least a 20 year old.
"If I win I'll invest the money in my career - I have already got several songs written so I'd love to get in the studio and record these. I've got lots of people who have supported me throughout the competition so I probably owe them a drink or two!"
We wish Alexandra the best of luck for the weekend, and of course, if you want to show support you can vote for her by texting OPEN45 to 86222. The lines are open, so best show this Staffordshire singer songstress some support!
If you want to attend the event in London, tickets are priced £15-£36 and can be purchased from Alexandra Jayne's Facebook page, where you can also find out about her future gigs and her music in general.