By Jeanne Hambleton © 2007
It is now count down time for Cass and Jess who are fighting for a winning place in the Instant Pop Star competition and need your vote.
The original request to vote for Cass and Jess singing ‘These Words’ on http://www.instantpopstar.co.uk came to me from a fibromite who describes herself as a “daft mum” – but aren’t we all dotty about our own children.
Cass, her daughter, hopes to have a professional career when she leaves school but meanwhile with her friend, Jess, she has aspirations to be a pop star. Cass is the carer for her mother who has fibromyalgia, in spite of being unwell herself, and it is for this reason I think she needs our vote and I was happy to support her claim to fame. Cass was originally diagnosed with juvenile arthritis but this has now been confirmed as Hypermobility Syndrome.
Thanks to those who voted last time and with your support you brought the girls up the chart from a place in the 130s all the way up to 71.
With the competition closing at midnight on Saturday (UK time – 29 October) Cass and Jess need all the help they can get.
If you log on to the website http://www.instantpopstar.co.uk.
Type in CASS and this will lead you to a page with Cass & Jess singing These Words.
You will be voting for Cass, the one with brown hair and big blue eyes,
Cass always sang as a child and joined the school choir at 7 winning the Singer of the Year school award when she was 9. Last year Cass and Jess formed a band called the 80’s Reject, but schoolwork and other pressure led to those in the band parting.
Not only does Cass write her own songs, but she has also written thought provoking articles about bullying and suicide. Her favourite singer is Lily Allen.
I think she deserves a break if only for what she does for her fibromyalgic mother. Why not log on and send her up to No.1 with Jess – less than 24 hours and counting.