Hungerford celebrity and all-round force of nature, Jane Buckle took her dreams of stardom one step further by appearing on X Factor, broadcast on 29th August.
Jane, 62, famous for her Miss Viperish act and age defying gyrations including the splits says, 'I don't want to die and be anonymous, I want to rock till I drop.' She was invited to audition for the legendary television show several months ago and cleared the first, second third and fourth rounds before spending a day last month filming at Wembley Arena. 'It was one of the best days of my life' says Jane who appeared with her famous snake, Mr. Fantastic and sang Born to be Wild and Hippie Hippie Shake.
Anyone who has been following the progress of Jane Buckle, Hungerford’s local flamboyant celeb, might be aware that she has an X-tra important singing audition coming up very soon to be filmed in London in front of a live audience. Jane has had huge support and encouragement from her friends and the Hungerford community with the Hungerford Town Hall even providing her with the all-important rehearsal space.
This Friday at the Bear in Hungerford, Jane will be performing a short set of two songs as a warm-up ahead of the London date.
“I’m really looking forward to it and to see the reaction of all my friends in Hungerford to my performance.”Jane said “It will also give me a great chance to thank all my lovely friends in Hungerford who have encouraged me so much. “
Jane’s performance will start at 9.45 in the Riverside Suite at the Bear Hotel.Doors will be open from 8pm for the Beach Party disco/karaoke night. Admission is free.
Appearing on X Factor was a terrifying experience but having survived twelve hours on camera in front of the likes of Simon Cowell and an audience of 500 I have renewed confidence.
This week I have been in the recording studio with Phil at Drive Music laying down some tracks including my signature tune, Hippie, Hippie Snake with accompanying video.
I'm through the first round and waiting for the second one now... very nervous but it's been a great day. Made a few friends too :)