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Quiet night home before the Muster for Caitlyn Shadbolt

FLYING SOLO: Caitlyn makes a “short and sharp” appearance at the Muster tomorrow morning – without Ronan.
FLYING SOLO: Caitlyn makes a “short and sharp” appearance at the Muster tomorrow morning – without Ronan. Contributed

THE Gympie Muster will tomorrow host X Factor hopeful Caitlyn Shadbolt for a live Sunrise appearance - but Ronan Keating will not be by her side.

A Channel 7 spokeswoman and Muster program manager Jeff Chandler both confirmed yesterday that X Factor judge and mentor Keating would not be coming to Gympie.

Channel 7 cited Keating's "other commitments" in fielding a Gympie Times' query.

It was disappointing news for Mr Chandler, who had extended an invitation to Keating to experience the Muster first-hand.

But there is no reason to be downhearted about his absence from the Muster, with Caitlyn winning through to another week on X Factor on Monday.

Adrien Nookaduk was sent home after earlier joining Sydnee Carter in the bottom two.

The pair sang for their future on the show but when the judges' votes resulted in a deadlock, the decision was returned to the public.

Adrien's fate was sealed, given he failed to win more of the public vote.

It was relief once more for Caitlyn's family, this time watching the live verdict from home.

Mum Helen said the past week had been difficult to predict.

"Caitlyn sung a song (Joe Jackson's Is She Really Going Out With Him) that was not big or well-known but a number of the acts had that problem," Helen said.

"There was that feedback from the audience for quite a few of the acts, but I think Caitlyn did the song well.

"Song selection is so important right now."

Helen has three live eliminations under her belt but the nerves remain intense, with the proud mother experiencing the gamut of emotions.

"It's not getting easier," she said.

The Gympie singer's Muster appearance tomorrow morning will be short and sharp.

Caitlyn flies into Queensland this afternoon and spends this evening at home before rising early tomorrow.

Helen plans to give her daughter a good meal and "send her to bed early" to recharge the batteries to ward off fatigue from a hectic schedule.

Caitlyn's cousin Fara Shadbolt is spending the evening with the singer for a girls' catch-up and will do her hair and make-up tomorrow ahead of Caitlyn's Sunrise debut.

Your support is keeping Caitlyn in the running for X Factor glory. Tune in to Channel 7 from 6.30am Sunday.

Gympie Times

Topics:  caitlyn shadbolt gympie muster 2014 sunrise x factor



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