Ballarat teen has X Factor

IT WAS a standing ovation for local singer Larissa Lambert on hit television show the X Factor Sunday night.

Larissa Lambert

Larissa Lambert

The 17-year-old Ballarat teenager performed on the talent show as part of group ParisInc, which received four nods from the judges to proceed through to the next round in Sydney.

Red Foo described the girls as stylish and cool, but it was the fact the four members had only rehearsed four days prior to the auditions that really blew everyone away.

Ms Lambert met ParisInc members Teal Fisher, Millie O’Rouke and Esra Itaui at a music camp in Sydney earlier in the year where they decided to take the risk and try their luck on X Factor.

“We bonded really quickly, but it was Millie who said we should make a group,” Ms Lambert said.

“We decided to go on the show because it was the best platform to get exposure and experience.”

Situated in different states, members of the group had only met a week out from auditions to rehearse their song Can we dance by The Vamps.

“It was lots of hard work, we only had four days prior to the show to prepare,” she said.

“We had chosen that song because it was upbeat and energetic, it showed off our personalities and we wanted to have fun with our performance.”

Nerves weren’t an issue for the girls, who were praised by the judges for their performance.

“The nerves went away when we got up on stage and saw the crowd, we got so pumped,” she said.

“The audience mocked us for being together for only four months, and after we sung they were shocked.

“But the standing ovation was so unexpected.”

For Ms Lambert, singing is her dream. She has being singing and performing ever since she could remember, and while some groups on the talent show fall apart, she said ParisInc had what it takes to make it in the Australian music industry.

The girls will now compete for a chance to make the top 24 at the boot camp round in Sydney.

alicia.thomas@fairfaxmedia.com.au

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