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Monday, 23 November 2015
Page: 13406

Mr PASIN (Barker) (16:38): I rise today to highlight the continued success of Louise Adams in this year's X Factor competition. Louise is a versatile performer and new mum from my home town of Mt Gambier. Louise has made it through to the grand final of this year's competition after surviving an elimination sing-off against Big T. It was a nail-biting contest which came down to a split judges' panel decision. The decision was turned over to the public to determine who went home and I am happy to say that Louise won the day.

It is fair to say that Mt Gambier has gone Louise Adams crazy. There is palpable excitement across the city as we approach the final of X Factor, which is to be held over the next two nights. Louise enjoyed a superstar homecoming to Mt Gambier when she visited last week with her mentor, James Blunt. Some 6,000 locals turned out to hear her perform and it was quite a show. I would like to take this opportunity to say that I am proud of Louise's achievements this far. I know the whole electorate is behind her as she prepares for the final, and I know this is just the beginning of what is certainly going to become a successful career in the music industry. Louise is an inspiration to the people of Mt Gambier and I commend her on her efforts. I should note that I have had the privilege of working with Louise as a solicitor in Mt Gambier. I note that people across my electorate of Barker will join me with their continued support of Louise long into the future, regardless of the outcome of the X Factor competition, which I have every confidence Louise will win.