Credit: chroniclelive.co.uk The Theatre Royal's matinee Rachel Marron first shot to fame when she reached the quarter final of the ITV talent show back in 2002. She’s currently wowing matinee audiences at Theatre Royal Newcastle as Rachel Marron in The Bodyguard but of course the North East’s own Zoe Birkett is no stranger to a Whitney Houston song, having sung a few during her time on Pop Idol, the sho
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   Meet Zoe Birkett

Zoe Birkett (born 16 June 1985, Consett, County Durham, England) is an English singer. She was one of the youngest contestants on the first series of the ITV singing competition Pop Idol in 2001, being only 16 at the time.

Zoe began attending stage school when she was just three years old. She had had hopes of being a performer and had previously auditioned unsuccessfully to be in S Club 7, finishing in the final 12.

In 2002, Zoe finished fourth on the first series of Pop Idol, behind Will Young, Gareth Gates and Darius Danesh, and being the highest placed female on the show. During the programme, she performed such songs as Whitney Houston’s “One Moment in Time”, “I Will Always Love You” and...

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