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Harold Wood student to perform at London's O2 Arena

PUBLISHED: 11:11 26 November 2012

Lisa Wright has made it through to the finals of the Open Mic competition

Lisa Wright has made it through to the finals of the Open Mic competition

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A Harold Wood country singer is set to take to the stage at the O2 arena after making it through to the finals of the UK Open Mic Competition.

Lisa Wright, 20 made it through to the semi finals of the competition last week at Beck Theatre in Middlesex.

Lisa said: “I am so ecstatic, but I am just trying to take it slowly and take each day as it comes.”

The former Redden Court student is one of six people in the category of the 17 to 22 age group, to have made it through to the next stage of the competition.

Lisa, who writes her songs based on “being happy and living your life” cites influences including Dolly Parton and Miranda Lambert.

She started singing seriously a year ago, during her first year studying at the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts.

She said: “I am studying drama at the Liverpool Institute. Singing was always there in the background, but I never thought that I would be able to do it.

“But going to university, I have met so many musicians and we started talking and writing.”

She added: “I only enterted this competition to help build my confidence so I am happy that I have made it so far/”

Lisa is now set to showcase her talents at the grand final of the competition at the London’s 02 arena.

The overall winner of the competition will walk away with £5,000 and the runner up will receive £2,500.

Lisa said: “The judges are all people from the industry, so even if I don’t win, I will be so happy to perform in front of them.”

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