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Cover Girl

by | 13th, May 2003

‘WHILE Neighbours brings us Natalie Imbruglia, Jason Donovan and, or course, Stefan Dennis, Brookside has also provided TV light entertainment with some faces.

Not-her-own material girl

Anna Friel has worn some decent outfits and had her picture taken, oh, dozens of times. And Claire Sweeney, the refreshingly untalented Test Card girl is as ubiquitous as the very air we breathe.

But now they are all set to be trumped by Jennifer Ellison, the girl OK! says is a ‘soap star turned pop sensation’.

And since OK! is never wrong, we can only sit back in awe as the magazine invites us for an audience with the woman who explains ‘why Madonna had better watch out’.

First we get to hear what a record bigwig told Jen when she was worried about being considered a fraud for opening her fantastic career with a cabaret version of Transvision Vamp’s Baby I Don’t Care.

‘You’d be silly not to release the Transvision Vamp one,’ said the man in the indoor sunglasses. ‘It’s a great track, everybody knows it. Who are you trying to impress? The kids or the ‘cool crew’ from Notting Hill?

You’re not Bono trying to change the world. You’re in it to have fun, aren’t you? Well, take a chance and go for it.’

And go for it she has, taking a real risk in opening her pop account with another band’s hit song.

Living the life of an artiste is a scary business, putting so much of what you are on the line for the public to do down or up.

But, then, as we heard, Madonna had best watch out. You see, our interviewer has spotted the uncanny resemblance between Jen’s Scouse scream and Madonna’s multi-platinum selling voice.

‘In fact you sound like a young Madonna,’ says the interviewer. ‘My mum said that,’ says Jen. ‘Especially when I sang her a ballad I’d recorded. And the producers I worked with said it, too.’

Which suggests it might be time for Madonna to take a risk with her career and go for it. Look out for her ‘cover’ version of Every Loser Wins soon.

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