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Laura Broad on Glee inspired show Don't Stop Believing

Danni Hunt - BBC Hereford & Worcester Blast reporter
by Danni Hunt
BBC Hereford & Worcester's Blast reporter

Laura Broad performing at a Malvern festival
Laura Broad performs at a recent festival in Malvern.

A Kidderminster musician has been chosen to appear on the new Glee-inspired television series, Don't Stop Believing.

Laura Broad, 23, forms part of the "super group" on the Channel 5 X Factor-style programme.

The series, hosted by former Spice Girl Emma Bunton, sees choirs from across the country competing for a place in the show's grand final in August.

The "super group", made up of solo artists, will perform together every Sunday during the program.

Pub singer

Locally, Laura can be found performing at gigs throughout the two counties, and often collaborates on stage with Malvern guitarist Vo Fletcher.

This isn't the first time the singer-songwriter has taken part in such a competition; she recently won Sony's Official Leona Lewis YouTube Singing Contest.

She says: "My video interpretation of her hit 'Better In Time' was chosen by her team and as a result is now being featured on her MySpace blog, official website and as a 'favourite' on her YouTube page - it's just amazing exposure!"

As part of the show's resident "super group", Laura is set to appear on the show for the duration of its five week run.

She was selected to take part in the show due to her live and online successes, including a performance on the John Peel stage at Glastonbury, and the accumulation of over 1.5 million hits on her YouTube channel.

Other notable performances include headlining Vibefest, Northern Ireland's largest unsigned festival, and the Kidderminster Arts Festival, where she won the Best Busker award.

After her time on the show has come to an end, Laura hopes to release her debut album, after working closely with a team of musicians from the Faroe Islands.


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