Published: 00:00, 17 May 2004
| Updated: 10:10, 17 May 2004
LISA Andreas hasn’t even sat her GCSEs yet but she has secured a fifth place in the final of the Eurovision Song Contest.
The Chatham Girls Grammar School youngster, from Sturdee Avenue, Gillingham, performed to an audience of around 100 million watching the show across the globe.
And she was well-received. This year, most of the 24 acts performed pop songs but Lisa chose something a little slower for the Istanbul event.
Written and produced by Mike Connaris, Stronger Every Minute went down a storm with the tele-voting public.
Greece awarded the youngster the full 12 points and only a few of the 36 voting nations failed to award her any points.
Unlike the UK’s entry, Fame Academy failure James Fox, who was only given points by 10 of them and managed to rustle up just 29 points to come 16th.
The Ukraine won, Serbia Montenegro came second, Greece third, Turkey fourth and Cyprus was joint fifth with Sweden.
Lisa, who was born in Cyprus, has been a solo singer since she was 13. Before the contest, she promised to keep it simple and said: “On stage it will just be me and my song.”
Coming joint fifth was a tremendous achievement by Lisa, who has a powerful voice and looks set to go far in ther world of showbiz.
However, listen to the story from KM-fm to hear how Lisa is expected back at school today by her form-tutor Mrs Seabrooke-Smith…