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Cari Fletcher's Group "Lakoda Rayne" Moves Ahead On X Factor

Wall High School Senior continues to win on national singing competition

Another week, another win.

senior Cari Fletcher continues her success streak on the national singing competition X Factor.

Lakoda Rayne, featuring Fletcher, was among the 10 acts chosen by audience votes to continue on to the next round in the competition. One other act will move to the next round. One will be cut.

live before a television audience of millions and received a mixed bag of compliments and criticisms from the show's celebrity judges.

"I thought they did well. Their harmonies blended beautifully,'' said Lauren Greco, Fletcher's vocal coach of the last three years. "And that's not easy to do, especially since they were put together at the last minute.''

Greco, of Constitution Way, said Fletcher had previous experience with the Fleetwood Mac song she sang on the show Wednesday for an unrelated competition.

"I was so pleased to see that it was 'Landslide,''' Greco said. "We had been working on that song.''

Although Greco said she would love to see Fletcher perform as a solo artist, she thought the judges of the show made a good choice grouping the four women as an act.

"I believe their voices blend well,'' Greco said. "And that's what you have to do when you're in a group. You have to sing as one voice. I think that's what they achieved.''

Greco also said she thinks the group may be helping each of the members deal with the intense pressure of the competition.

"Having a support system is definitely a plus,'' Greco said. "They're all doing this together.''

And for the future of the 17-year-old singer, Greco said the sky is the limit.

"She can do anything,'' Greco said. "This has opened so many doors for her. She's smart, she's beautiful, she's funny, and just a lovely, lovely girl.''


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