When Rena Scott was twelve she won a competition on a radio station in Detroit and was picked to sing on The Motown Revue Show at the Fox Theatre in the city where she performed with the original Tempations. By the age of fifteen she had cut her first single and at the ripe old age of seventeen signed to Epic. The following year she was singing backing vocals for Aretha Franklin. A back story to rival any of those on the x-factor, although it may lack the tragedy element, although later she would have her ups and downs in a career which continues to this day.
Here is that first single that she recorded when she was not yet old enough to leave school.
Little Rena Scott – I Just Can’t Forget That Boy