THIS pop princess is set to take America by storm.
Pretty Janais Currie has made it through to the final 15 in a worldwide search for the next super singer.
The Brian House Children’s Hospice volunteer entered on-line talent search “On the Spot” in December last year.
The competition is the brainchild of Britney Spears’ former manager Johnny Wright.
But the 19-year-old now needs the support of her home town to prove she is the next big thing.
Janais, of Fairlawn Road, Lytham, said: “I’ve always enjoyed singing and thought Johnny’s competition looked good because I could carry on volunteering while taking part.
“I applied for the web show by submitting a video of me singing ‘Breathe Again’ by Toni Braxton and I was selected for the final 20 out of all those who entered.
“We now have to compete in weekly ‘challenge rounds’ to earn a place in a two month boot camp in Los Angeles.
“This week is media week and I have to prove I can work with the press.
“I have to get as much coverage as I can to encourage people to vote for me and make comments on Facebook and the On the Spot website.”
The home-educated teenager told The Gazette she was enjoying the experience although there had been one or two hiccups along the way.
She said: “The challenges have been hard because you have to organise yourself and submit videos showing how you got on.
“ There is no one-to-one guidance and you don’t meet the other contestants until boot camp.
“During collaboration week I was supposed to be working with a band from Liverpool.
“They dropped out last minute and I had to organise my own collaboration with Blackpool band The Silvertones.
“On top of that, part way through filming the video my camera broke so I was panicking that I wouldn’t make it through but thankfully I did.”
Janais, who also volunteers as a sign language interpreter, said she also had to improvise during style week.
She said: “The judges wanted us to show them our style but my wardrobe was in boxes as I was moving house.
“In the end I wore my grandad’s sweater one day and my grandma’s jumper another.
“I’m not quite sure what the look was but it was simple which is as close to my style as I could get.”
To support Janais in her quest for stardom visit: onthespot.cambio.com or find her Facebook page at janaisisonthespot.