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  Academy students face first live TV show
Updated 04 October 2002, 21.59
First taste of performance
The Fame Academy opened its big wooden doors for the nervous musical students on Friday night.

  Click here to find out how Fame Academy works and what they win!

Kate, 18: she'll miss her mum!
Kate, 18: she'll miss her mum!

But before they could start their gruelling 12-week term of fame lessons, the students had to show us why they were plucked from thousands to win the chance of celebrity status.

Presenters Cat Deeley and Patrick Kielty introduced them, then they sang in three separate groups in front of an excited audience.

It was their first taste of performing and the fame that could await them.

Imagine Ashley (right ) as your teacher!
Imagine Ashley (right ) as your teacher!

We also found out more about the students. Katie, the youngest at 18, is apparently a hygiene freak and brushes her teeth four times a day!

And teacher Ashley was clearly an early favourite with the gals in the audience.

  Click here to get the low-down on the Academy students

But the 12th student still had to be picked by public vote. The three contestants were selected by the teachers from audition finalists to sing live for their place in the Academy:

  • Paul MacDonald, 23, sang Take That's Want You Back
  • David Sneddon, 23, sang Billy Joel's Uptown Girl
  • Sinead Quinn sang Macie Gray's I Try
Viewers voted for who they think deserves to be the 12th student, and the winner, Sinead, was announced during the 10.35pm programme.

We'll be updating you on the Fame Academy ups and downs every day so check out our mega special section!

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