Tell us about your single...
I wrote in when I was in the Academy. It's about being strong and not giving in. I was too stubborn to give in to them.
How do you feel about being a role model?
I love it. So many kids have written to me saying they got a guitar for Christmas and they want to learn how to play it.
When I started playing guitar, there was just me and one other girl in the whole school learning to play. I used to sit in at lunch time and practice and practice. There weren't that many girls who were into it - there are a lot more now.
Who are your role models?
My parents were in a show band years ago and they have been my role models. That's how I started singing. I love the whole spectrum from Dolly Parton through to Incubus, Pink and Skunk Anansie. I like some pop stuff - I love Kylie.
What's going on with you and Malachi?
I really like him. He's a lovely person but there's nothing else happening. He would say 'Oh darling, I love you' and I would be like 'Oh, my heart's pounding'. We were winding each other up, but a lot of people didn't realise it. We just clicked.
Have you got any material for your album?
I've got some songs that I wrote in the Academy and I'm working on others. Songwriting is very intimate. I found it hard to write in front of the cameras. It's a very personal thing.
Are you looking forward to the Fame Academy tour in April?
It's going to be so much fun. I remember going to see Kylie and looking around and thinking 'This is what I want to do'.
What do think about Popstars: The Rivals?
I didn't see any of it, to be honest. I just think we are different people with different styles. I'm not a great dancer. If my only option was to be in a girl band, I would've had it. I wouldn't have been up to scratch.
Have you been in touch with the other Fame Academy students?
I've been for drinks with Ainslie and Lemar. I've been texting David, but he's really busy at the moment.