LINDSAY Dracass was just 16 and in the midst of doing her GCSEs when her world turned upside the down.
Chosen to represent Britain at the Eurovision Song Contest, the girl from Sheffield became a household name overnight, and won a recording contract with Universal Records.
Lindsay’s entry No Impossible Dream, written by Russ Ballard, who had penned a series of hits for Roger Daltrey, Kiss and Elkie Brooks, was tipped for great things.
But the song went the way of countless other British compositions over the years, and came 15th when millions tuned in to watch the televised show at Copenhagen in 2001.
Lindsay has remained in the business over the years, working with fellow South Yorkshire musician Paul Carrack and touring Europe and the US as a support act for The Eagles.
She will be making a rare cabaret appearance at Letwell Village Hall next Saturday, January 20,backed by Canadian keyboards player Lewis Nitikman.
Lindsay, now a doting mum with a four year old daughter, said she remembered little of her experience at Eurovision.
“I was 16 doing my GCSEs and I had braces on my teeth,” she said.
“It was a bit of a blur, and I can’t remember much.
“I just cracked on as best I could — but I certainly wasn't nervous.”
Limited tickets for the gig are available priced £12 from Martyn Sharpe and Andy Swift on 01909 731626 or 01909 540694.