Janet Devlin (born 12 November 1994) is from Gortin, County Tyrone.Janet had very little singing experience before The X Factor, only singing in school and local talent shows. She previously uploaded singing videos to YouTube on a regular basis. Janet performed "Your Song" by Elton John during the audition stage of the competition. She was eliminated on 27 November, after ending up in the final showdown with Misha B, finishing in fifth place. News stories soon began to break out that she had been offered a recording contract by RKA Records, a record company partly owned by Dragon's Den star and entrepeneur Duncan Bannatyne, within 35 minutes of being eliminated from the competition. However, she will be unable to officially accept the record contract for a few months due to still being tied to Simon Cowell's record label Syco, which prevents her from joining another company or releasing new music for the time being.
Friday, December 2, 2011
The Advent wreath, or Advent crown, is a Christian tradition that symbolizes the passage of the four weeks of Advent in the liturgical calendar of the Western church. The Advent Wreath is traditionally a Lutheran practice, albeit it has spread to many other Christian denominations.
It is usually a horizontal evergreen wreath with four candles and often, a fifth, white candle in the center. Beginning with the First Sunday of Advent, the lighting of a candle can be accompanied by a Bible reading and prayers. An additional candle is lit during each subsequent week until, by the last Sunday before Christmas, all four candles are lit. Some Advent wreaths include a fifth, "Christ" candle which can be lit at Christmas. The custom is observed both in family settings and at public church services.