Here’s fame at last

HeadLine: Here’s fame at last

The Mirror, 04/12/2002, p3
by SHAUN MILNE

SCOTS Fame Academy stars David and Ainslie are ready to go head-to-head
at a homecoming gig, the Daily Mirror can reveal.
The three students still in the Academy after this Friday’s crucial
vote will play a secret gig in front of just 300 fans this coming
Saturday at 10am.
But the Mirror can reveal the showcase – part of a whistle-stop tour
also taking in Belfast and London – will be held at the Merchant Square
Shopping Mall in Glasgow.
Two Scots from the four students still vying for a place in the final –
and a millionaire’s lifestyle – would welcome the homecoming gig.
Baby-faced David Sneddon hopes he will be cheered on by his family at
the gig which is free to those who turn up – if he makes the grade in
Friday night’s showdown.
The crooner, 24, from Glasgow, is a favourite to make it through.
And 23-year-old Ainslie Henderson, from Hawick, the Academy’s ace
performer, could join him.
Ainslie, who was on the brink of stardom already with his band
Surburbia, is guaranteed a hit regardless of whether or not he finally
wins.
He has been told his songs will feature in the official Fame Academy
album out in just under two weeks time. But they both face stiff
competition from the two other Academy hopefuls.
Lemar Obika, 24, a bank manager from north London, and Irish babe
Sinead Quinn, 24, who convincingly won the public vote last week.
A show insider told the Daily Mirror last night that whoever won on
Friday night would put in a showstopping performance on Saturday.
They said: “This is as close as it can get – you really cannot predict
who will make it through.
“But they’re all really psyched up about the prospect of meeting some
of the fans who have been bombarding them with letters.
“I know it will be special for Ainslie or David if they win through to
the finals.”

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