Idol? the stuff of her dreams

By TAMARA KEMP ? LYNESSA Abel has always dreamt of being a rock star.

To this day, she sings to herself in her North Rockhampton home.

The 22-year-old put her vocal chords to the test last year at the Australian Idol auditions in Tasmania and ended up among the top 100 contestants.

Ms Abel also won the first heat of the Rockhampton Idol competition and will be performing in the finals on May 15, 16 and 17. But this year, she hopes to go further.

Ms Abel will be among the thousands of idol enthusiasts in Brisbane for the Australian Idol auditions on May 21.

Already a finalist in the Rockhampton Idol competition, she said she looked forward to going through the idol experience again.

"I never expected to reach the top 100 last year and this year.''

Ms Abel said in her top 100 audition Ian Dicko Dickson said she was a rough-cut diamond.

"When I came back, I had kids coming up to me and asking me for my autograph,'' she laughed.

She said she enjoyed listening to all types of music from Garth Brooks and Dr Hook to Cat Stevens.

Her mother Jennifer Williams said Rockhampton was lucky to have a talented young lady.

"Lynessa was chosen one of the only two from Tasmania last year to compete in the Australian Idol and has yet again showed her talents by being chosen to be in the top five finest in the Rocky Idol,'' she said.

"I believe Lynessa shall reach her goals.



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