Clare set for stardom
LAUREN Clare is only 12 but her CV reads like that of a promising entertainer twice her age.
The Marymount College Year 7 student, who lives at Andrews, has recently attracted interest from a record label after taking out numerous talent contests and scoring a gig at the Brisbane Lord Mayor's Christmas Carols.
"I've been singing all my life and for about two years professionally," Lauren said.
"I'm doing a showcase with a record company to see whether I have the idol material and should receive a recording contract."
While she said she was under strict instructions not to reveal who the label was, she said the showcase would be held either before, or shortly after, Christmas.
Lauren's singing ability and stage presence have shone at the Starsearch and Talent For All Ages quests, and she hopes she has set the foundations for a career as a successful singer and movie star.
"Then I could do a lot of movies with Drew Barrymore," she said.
Lauren said auditioning for the Brisbane Lord Mayor's Christmas Carols, to be held at the city Botanic Gardens tomorrow night from 7.30pm, was extremely "nervewrecking".
"My music producer told me to audition and you had to sing a carol and a song of your choice," she said.
Lauren said her age was no barrier and she was ready to tackle any challenge in the industry that came her way.