Pop final wannabe takes to the streets

Budding pop star Janais Currie busking in the streets of Blackpool with guitarist James Edgar
Budding pop star Janais Currie busking in the streets of Blackpool with guitarist James Edgar
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SINGING sensation Janais Currie took her talent to the streets of Blackpool as she vies for a place in an international talent competition final.

She had to busk in front of a live audience as the latest challenge by set by competition organisers.

If successful, the Lytham songbird will have just one more test to pass before winging her way to Los Angeles to take part in the grand final of On The Spot, an online talent search launched by music impresario Johnny Wright, the man behind pop sensations N*Sync, Britney Spears and the Jonas Brothers.

The Cambio group competition has been running on the internet since December and Janais is now one week away from a potential trip to America’s entertainment capital.

She is the only English girl left in the competition, which aims to form a pop supergroup.

The 19-year-old has so far had to sing on the internet to a massive audience – but up to now it has been one she could not see.

Janais told The Gazette: “I was really nervous at the start of the day but I focused on what I was doing and was conscious of getting the footage I needed to upload to the internet and I was fine.”

Janais performed Don’t You, a pop ballad by American singer by Darren Criss, in Cedar Square.

She added: “Everyone who listened was really nice.

“They were interested in what I was doing.

“I moved to different places to perform the song to make sure we got the footage.

“There was no heckling at all – they were all lovely.”

The Brian House Children’s Hospice volunteer has in recent weeks had to write and perform a song of her own, and create a Facebook page, which has now attracted more than 1,000 fans.

She also worked with Blackpool band The Silvertones for a collaboration challenge after a planned session with a Liverpool-based band was cancelled at the last minute.

All of the challenges have required the teenager to organise a timetable of events and to submit videos to the internet on a weekly basis.

There has been no one-to-one guidance and Janais will only meet other contestants if she makes it to the final in America.

To support Janais in her quest for stardom visit:www.onthespot.cambio.com or find her Facebook page at janaisisonthespot.