Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne's eldest child AIMEE is making a bid for singing stardom - despite turning down the chance to appear on the reality TV show which catapulted her siblings into the limelight.

Aimee avoided becoming part of THE OSBOURNES show because she wanted to launch a credible music career without relying on her parents' fame to garner publicity.

A friend of the 21-year-old says, "Aimee has always been terrified of being accused of riding on her parents' coat-tails. But while millions of viewers have been monitoring her family's every move, Aimee has been busy writing her own material.

"Unlike Kelly's rock image, she is going to launch herself as a soul singer in the vein of Joss Stone."

Aimee was left fuming when her mother helped launch younger sister KELLY's short-lived singing career - which included chart-topping duet CHANGES with her father - and branded her a traitor.

Kelly says, "Aimee said she wasn't doing the shows but, after they and my single took off, she said to mum, 'How could you do this to me, you traitor?' Having a hit is what Aimee really wants and it fell into my lap."

31/01/2005 13:59