THE WORLD’S BEST YOUNG VOCALIST 6 YEARS OF AGE AND UNDER
Back in May I mentioned the world’s best vocalists 12 years of age and under. On 11th June 2007 Connie Talbot, 6 auditioned on ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent. She got a standing ovation and impressed the judges, including none other than Simon Cowell. Another judge, Amanda Holden was in tears. I think most of the 7 million viewers were impressed too.
In fact, Simon the pop mogul was so impressed that he has agreed to sign her up to his record label, Sony BMG for a seven figure amount (in pounds sterling!).
She is now being dubbed the “next Charlotte Church”.
Cowell told The Daily Mail on 14th June: “This girl is just special. I have never felt such a powerful silence in my life as when Connie sang. It was pure magic. She’s all over the world at the moment, this girl – she’s the number one clip on YouTube, for instance – and that’s a worldwide number one. She’s got a wonderful opportunity here and I’ll make a prediction that Connie will sell more records than Joss Stone this year [Joss Stone has sold 7.5 million copies worldwide her first 2 albums]. She could easily make a million quid-plus this year… I think a comparison with Charlotte Church is interesting – she’s certainly got a shot.”
She’s a natural talent: apparently she never went for singing lessons because her parents could not afford it, and only practiced singing on karaoke. Her mother said that Connie only found out her talent when she was singing the DVD to the Wizard of Oz to cheer up her late grandmother who was ill with cancer. It was her grandmother to told Mrs Talbot that Connie’s really something. Connie was 4 years old when her granny died. She sang Somewhere Over the Rainbow at the funeral.
Video of her audition, singing Somewhere Over The Rainbow:
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