She wants to concentrate on her education, which is fair enough. I left my job when I was in my final year of university - but that was just stacking shelves! It's brave of her. But she's talented and beautiful, I imagine she can hop back into the industry when she wants to.
I am disappointed but not surprised. The other girls are very good singers but Laura is outstanding. Let's not forget that she won the Choir Girl of the Year competition a few years back and with that talent, as Nicola says, she could get back into professional singing at any time she desires.
I think Daisy would be fine on her own too, but yes, Laura has a really versatile voice and a great range. She also has fantastic interpretation skills. She'll go far. I will miss her, but at the same time, I look forward to seeing and hearing her replacement.
Shame Laura is leaving however I think that she has already left as I attended a concert on Sunday at Wollaton Hall with the Halle, Natasha Marsh and All Angels. Melanie introduced Rachel Fabri, she said as you have noticed Laura is not here and then introduced Rachel. Nothing was said about her being a permanant replacement. Her voice was vey good and blended in well as expected she seemed nervous. I suppose it is watch this space. Laura will be sadly missed, but if her reasons are for her education well done to her and with her voice she will not have any probs of making a come back.