Search

Time to face the music for Haverstock School students in X Factor final

08:00 19 March 2014

Finalists in Haverstock School X Factor competition. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Finalists in Haverstock School X Factor competition. Picture: Nigel Sutton

© Nigel Sutton email pictures@nigelsuttonphotography.com

It was time to face the music for students at a secondary school’s X Factor-style singing competition, but only one contestant could be crowned the winner.

Twelve-year-old Christavie Francisco fought off teenagers to win the contest at Haverstock School with a moving rendition of Killing Me Softly with His Song at the finals on Friday.

Year 10 pupil Leah Legg-Mead, 15, came a close second, while Jasmina Sywak, 12, was third.

Dozens of hopefuls auditioned and battled it out on stage for weeks, but only eight singing acts made it through to the finals, where more than 200 students watched their classmates perform.

Teachers stood in the place of The X Factor’s celebrity judges, with one member of staff eagerly playing out the role of the show’s former “Mr Nasty”, Simon Cowell.

The annual contest was organised by sixth-form performing arts students.

“There was a fantastic atmosphere,” said Nikki Haydon, the school’s community partnerships and extended services coordinator. “It’s always one of the most popular occasions in the school year.”

0 comments

Latest Hampstead & Highgate News Stories

14 minutes ago

Police figures show the number of drivers who use mobile phones behind the wheel is on the rise.

The suspect apparently had nothing in which to stash the money and left a trail of cash as he left

16:35

Local MPs have overwhelmingly backed calls for the government to make historic changes to end the secrecy surrounding offshore property sales.

Highgate farmers’ market organisers are encouraging more community gardeners and allotment groups to get in touch to sell their produce

Jeremy Corbyn may have called for unity after decisively seeing off Owen Smith in the Labour leadership challenge, but his plea fell on deaf ears with Lord Mitchell of Hampstead, who announced this weekend that he has quit the party.

A brave and adventurous 14-year-old boy is climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in memory of his sister who died recently

Friday, September 23, 2016

A Crouch End woman and three others have been sentenced for their roles in attempting to defraud a Camden housing association of nearly £430,000.

Friday, September 23, 2016

A Gospel Oak care home made no notes of a patient’s penicillin allergy on the medical charts, a care watchdog report found

PROMOTED CONTENT

Interested in purchasing a flat and want to know the rules, rights and regulations as a leaseholder? Or maybe you are already a leaseholder and want to find out more about extending your lease?

Scores of people visited the opening of Composite Door Master’s first public showroom in Hayes at the weekend, where they were treated to a spectacular show by award winning magician, Marc Oberon.

You’ve got cash, you’ve got style and you’ve got a bursting social calendar, but no time. These Crouch End studio suites to rent could be your dream come true.

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Most read Hampstead & Highgate news

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Property Newsletter Sign-up

Get the latest North London property news and features straight to your inbox with our regular newsletter

I am also happy to receive other emails...
Fields marked with a * are mandatory
Email Marketing by e-shot

Competitions

If you’re obsessed with Apple or just love a good gadget, this is a prize that will blow you away! An incredible £3,333 to spend on Apple goodies! How would you like to be the proud new owner of the Apple Watch?

As we grow older it becomes more and more important to have means to travel about safely and quickly. Our friendship groups and families grow and the need to have a car that is not only safe but also fast and big enough for all our needs is ever more important. There are many cars on the market for such needs but none deals with them as efficiently or as neatly as a VW Golf Estate. These cars are build strong, long lasting and spacious for a reason. They cater to the needs of many and are some of the most popular cars currently on the market.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Hampstead & Highgate Express
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now