Amelia Lily wows crowds at Bracknell light switch onBy Jennie Slevin
December 03, 2012
Christmas was kicked off with a bang last weekend as the Bracknell lights were switched on.
Charles Square was full of people braving the cold weather to witness the annual showcase of live performances, Christmas lights and fireworks.
Performing a selection of songs from her new album, Amelia Lily was the star of the show, as she got the crowd ready for the big moment.
The 18-year-old singer was blown away by the number of people who turned up. She said: "I can't believe how many people were here to see it.
And so many of the young girls were singing my songs with me, it was so overwhelming."
Amelia, who made it to the final of last year's X Factor, said performing in front of live audiences now, is a lot different to her time on the talent show. She said: "Back then you're just one of many and competing against your friends.
"Now, I'm my own person and I've achieved so much.
"I think for a girl of my age to get to where I have in a year is amazing and I'm just so happy and grateful to everyone who's helped along the way."
Following the countdown Amelia Lily, along with Father Christmas and Bracknell Town Mayor Councillor Shelagh Pile, pressed the button to light up Charles Square with hundreds of lights and a spectacular fireworks display.
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