Guisborough students sing their hearts out for their X Factor idol, home town girl Abi (From The Northern Echo)
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Guisborough students sing their hearts out for their X Factor idol, home town girl Abi
MORE than 70 fans of the North-East’s X Factor hope, Abi Alton, sang and danced in her honour today, Wednesday, October 16.
The singers were all students at Prior Pursglove College in Guisborough, where Abi, 19, took her A Levels in English Language, Geography and Photography and also studied music to AS Level.
Music teacher re-wrote the lyrics to Walking on Sunshine by KC and the Sunshine band and about 70 students wore Abi masks and sang while taking part in a choreographed routine.
It’s hoped the video, filmed by media students, will go viral on Youtube and help Abi’s cause.
College principal Judy Burton said: “Everyone at Prior Pursglove College is immensely proud of Abi’s achievements, her X Factor performances have been phenomenal. We wish her every success for the competition, which I hope will be evident in the video our current students have created.”
Head of Performing Arts Graham Wright said: “We wanted to create a fitting video that will hopefully inspire Abi in her future performances live on the X Factor.”
Jacob Ditchburn, 16, from Redcar took part. He said: “It was really enjoyable. We rehearsed yesterday afternoon and recorded the track this morning and media students at the college then filmed the video so it was a real collaborative effort.”
The lyrics to the song were written by music teacher Helen Kirk and students Freya Mapplebeck and Katie Baggott. They were:
We used to think maybe you’d go far, now we know it’s true, And you’ve given us inspiration, wanna be just like you Gonna text in my vote this weekend, just to make sure you stay, Oh Abi you make us all happy, every time that you play.
Remember when you were at Prior, you sang your heart out, And if you don’t get through this weekend, those voters know nowt’ Gonna text in my vote this weekend, just to make sure you stay, O Abi you make us all happy everytime that you play.
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