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Lauren Tate / Press

“Singer Lauren hopes for Hollywood break Thursday 19th July 2012 • Teenage singer's chance of winning a trip to Hollywood • More than 6,600 votes for Lauren Tate • 77,000 hits on YouTubeA teenage singer from Worsbrough Village is in with a chance of winning a trip to Hollywood to work with top music producers. Lauren Tate, 15, was entered in the Music Immersive contest by her mum Helen who posted a YouTube video of her singing. The stirring rendition of Janis Joplin's 'Me and Bobby McGee' has attracted more than 6,600 votes meaning she is 23rd in the global contest. The top 25 go through to the judging stage.Kirk Balk pupil Lauren said she was surprised her song was proving so popular. "It's really weird because none of my friends care about my singing but all these people who are voting have started caring about what I'm doing and it can inspire people." ”

“Laurens sale of CD raises over £200 for Cancer Research UK”

“Here is the review from the Voice Council on my performance: Kudos: Lauren Tate – “Use Somebody” (Cover) – Nice arrangement of a tune by Kings of Leon. As a female singer with a Pop/R&B style, covering a male indie/rock band tune helps to make this “her own” and gives it an original twist. Add to it the R&B vocal embellishments which Lauren’s voice easily cascades in opportune moments throughout the song and she has definitely re-invented this song nicely. AND being 13 years old singing for just a year, we have here a wonderful beginning of what I hope to be a great road ahead for her professionally.”