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Singer Scott Chapman on stage at the Wigan music and culture festival

Singer Scott Chapman on stage at the Wigan music and culture festival

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WIGAN singer Scott Chapman can’t wait for December to come.

It’s a huge month for the Whitley lad who is on a mission to fulfil his goal of becoming a professional singer.

December 1 is a very big date for him as it is the day he releases a special Christmas single which he hopes will really make an impact and he is also set to support Alexandra Burke at a special charity concert.

He has been selected to perform at St George’s Hall in Liverpool at the Prince’s Trust Diamond Ball.

Scott, who performed at last week’s Wigan Christmas lights switch on, has played at the concert before and the organisers were so impressed with his voice that they wanted him back again.

He said: “It’s a great event for a fantastic cause. The Prince’s Trust do a remarkable job getting people doing things they never knew they were capable of.

“It’s a fantastic opportunity for me to showcase my voice and show what Wigan has on offer. I really believe we have some fantastic talent in this town that needs to be exposed.”

The youngster also says the opportunity to sing on the stage alongside Alexandra is one he is relishing.

He said: “When I did it last year Jamelia was there but I’m really looking forward to meeting Alexandra. She’s an incredible talent and I’m looking forward to asking her lots of questions and what it was like to win the X Factor!”

The performance will just be the cherry on top of the cake though. Earlier that day, Scott’s Christmas single “Snowfall (Christmas Dreaming)” which he wrote himself will also be released on iTunes.

He said: “It was my grandad who inspired me to write it.

“He was saying how there have been no new decent Christmas songs in the last few years.

“My last single was really well received and had downloads from America.

“I’m hoping this will go really well.

“I’m extremely musically minded and the dream will always be to have a career in the industry.

“I’ve had a really busy year with my gigging.

“I’ve done various racecourses as well as Premier League football clubs so hopefully I’m on the right path.”