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Canonbury schoolgirl joins Cheryl Fernandez-Versini at tonight’s Oxford Street Christmas light switch on

PUBLISHED: 14:30 06 November 2014 | UPDATED: 14:43 06 November 2014

X Factor judge Cheryl Fernandez-Versini will be joined by and Islington Schoolgirl as she turns onthe Oxford Street Christmas lights Pic: Ian West/PA

X Factor judge Cheryl Fernandez-Versini will be joined by and Islington Schoolgirl as she turns onthe Oxford Street Christmas lights Pic: Ian West/PA

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A Canonbury schoolgirl will join X Factor judge Cheryl Fernandez-Versini as she switches on the Oxford Street Christmas lights tonight.

Lauren Kidd, 16, a pupil at North Bridge House, in Canonbury Place, will sing in front of thousands at the gala event alongside boy band Rixton and singer/songwriter Jess Glynne after she won a talent competition.

Entrants to musical showdown had to upload a song to Facebook.

The song to get the most ‘likes’ was the winner - Lauren claimed top spot with her rendition of No One by Alicia Keys.

She said; “I don’t know how I feel right now, it’s all a bit unreal.

“When I found out I couldn’t believe it - I screamed.”

Lauren’s mum Clair Bolister said: “We are all so proud of Lauren, we’re over the moon.

“She’s such a brilliant singer and she’s really excited about tonight.

“We’ll all be going down to watch her, grandparents, great-grandparents. We’ll probably all get lost in the crowd.”

The event, sponsored by department store John Lewis, starts at 5pm.


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