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Sam edges nearer the prize

Laxey singing sensation Samantha Barks is through to the next round of the BBC TV series 'I'd Do Anything'.

The 17 year-old impressed judges once again at the weekend, and is one of the seven remaining contenders as Lord Lloyd-Webber and his team search for a star to play Nancy in a new West End production of Oliver.

She admits she is overwhelmed by the local support she continues to receive:

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