Friends and family gather to cheer on S. Fla. talent
COCONUT GROVE, Fla. (WSVN) -- Fifth Harmony got some big South Florida support at a big watch party held at Lauren Jauregui's high school.
"They are five girls," said Cara, "which is not something that we see a lot. They're all so true to themselves. They're all so amazing and empowering."
Lauren Jauregui, the 16-year-old beauty with the voice like a siren walked the halls with a screaming pack of fans from home at Carrollton in Coconut Grove. "All their songs," said Ana Rincon, "we play them during class. Like we're obsessed with them. We love them so much."
"The first performance we ever remembered," said Michelle Patterson, "was a talent show on this stage about a year ago and then, after that there was no stopping her."
Now they're singing her renditions, cheering her name and fighting back tears as they watch her climb to fame. Now just a few songs away from a $5 million recording contract, Fifth Harmony belted "Anything Can Happen." "That's the moment when we really saw the magic," said Kelsey Craythorne, "and we really saw them grow together. That's when we knew that this wasn't a small thing. This was it."
The auditorium at Carrollton High School emptied out after the show aired on television. It was a school night for all of Lauren's fans, but they said the best thing about watching her up there was that she is the girl that was sitting next to them in the classroom. They said she still looks like herself and just sounds even better amongst the girls of Fifth Harmony.
Last week, Carrollton was able to collectively gather 48,000 votes for Fifth Harmony. Now, they're trying to beat that, hoping the girls can win.
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