Local singer, Jenna Jay, has been auditioning as a volunteer for the 2012 London Olympics, and found out only last week that she has been successful.
After revealing her well-kept secret, she explaining the process. She said: “I had my first audition in November. It’s all to do with volunteering and performance in terms of acting through dance and movement. I got through the first audition but then you had to wait 48 hours to find out if you got through. Two weeks later I went back down for my recall and then you had to wait another six to eight weeks to find out if you made it through. It was an anxious time through Christmas and New Year and I found out last week that I had been successful.”
There is no clearly defined role for Jenna Jay as yet. She said: “I don’t mind what sort of role I get, I’m just so delighted to be taking part in something so big. This opportunity isn’t going to come round again - it is all about taking part and it’s something to tell the grand kids. I am so excited to be part of it, it’s something I really can’t express”
Once rehearsals start, Jenna Jay will be rehearsing three to four hours three to four times each week in the run up to July 27.
And Jenna Jay, whose singing career is blossoming in London, will be supporting ex school mate, Hannah Miley in her quest for gold.
She commented: “It just shows you that two people from a tiny town like Inverurie can really achieve all their dreams if they work hard.
“If you are doing something you love, all the hard work seems effortless and I wish Hannah all the best to meet probably one of the biggest challenges of her life, and I hope 2012 will be her year. I will be routing for her.”
Jenna Jay is due to move London. Meanwhile, February is a busy month for the singer who will be performing at Cheers Bar, Aberdeen on Friday, February 3, at the Soul Casino for a Valentine’s special on Saturday, February 11 venturing on to Glasgow for the Live and Unsigned auditions in Glasgow on Saturday, February 18.