Former Britain’s Got Talent hopeful from Dagenham wants to release song about first dog in space

13:14 15 March 2012

Melissa Serpico and Laika

Melissa Serpico and Laika

Archant

A Dagenham singer hopes to release a self penned song about the first pooch in space after failing to wow the judges of Britain’s Got Talent with her “guitar strumming dog”.

Melissa Serpico auditioned for the hit ITV show in 2010 with her pet dog Laika, who the audience were informed would play the guitar while she sang.

But when Laika’s strumming turned out to be merely placing her paw on the guitar the judges were less than impressed.

Now Melissa wants to give her music career one more go – but this time without the help of her four-legged friend.

The 40-year-old has written a song about another Laika – the first dog to be launched into space. The stray was sent into orbit in 1957 by the Soviet Union but died some time after.

Melissa said: “I named my own dog after Laika, so thought it would be great to write a song about her. Simon Cowell actually wants to send the winner of this year’s BGT in to space. I had hoped to audition with the song but wasn’t given the opportunity unfortunately.

“I’ve uploaded the song onto YouTube. However I would love someone to help me produce the song professionally as I don’t have the money for that.”

She says she would be happy for someone else to sing it.

“Maybe someone like Stacey Solomon or Cher Lloyd would like to sing it for me,” she explained. “I think it would sound great as a collaboration with a rapper.”

If you can help Melissa produce her song call the Post on 020 8477 3893 or email postnewsdesk@archant.co.uk.

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