Saturday, April 25, 2009

Britain's Got Talent 2009: Hollie Steel - little girl with a big voice

My goodness, this series of "Britain's Got Talent" is proving there really is a lot of talent in Britain! The first show of this season, we heard the amazing Susan Boyle, who has become not just a hit in Britain but a global phenomenon. And last week, we heard from a very talented young singer, 12 year old Shaheen Jafargholi from Wales, who impressed all the judges and the audience with his amazing performance. It did seem very suspicious though that judge Simon Cowell stopped him in the middle of singing his first song - a version of Amy Winehouse's "Valerie" - and asked him to sing his second choice of song, a Michael Jackson song, "Who's Loving You" when it was later reported that Shaneen has toured with the musical Thriller, where he played a young Michael Jackson. Tonight, there was another big talent that stood out in the show, Hollie Steel, a 10-year-old girl who came out dressed in a ballet outfit and proceeded to dance - adequately but not really sensational and just as Simon looked like he was going to reject her by hitting his buzzer, Hollie started to sing "I Could Have Danced All Night" from My Fair Lady, and the reaction from the judges and the audience was nearly the same as the reaction to Susan Boyle when she first started to sing. Hollie Steel has an amazing voice. I can't believe such a little girl can sing like that! Judge for yourself. Watch the video: Britains Got Talent 2009 - 10 Year Old Hollie Steel What do you think of the series so far? Do you think Susan Boyle is going to win the competition? Related post from my blog: Britain's Got Talent 2009: Singing sensation Susan Boyle Britain's Got Talent: Episode 4 - Jamie Pugh sings "Bring Him Home" - another star in the making Britain's Got Talent: Episode 5 - Shaun Smith impresses judges Britain's Got Talent: Episode 6 : 11-yr-old Aiden Davis steals the show Britain's Got Talent 7 - final auditions & The Final 40 Britain's Got Talent:The first of the live semi-finals - Susan Boyle is singing tonight (Sunday, May 24, 2009)

6 comments:

  1. Hollie = a featured performer in a recital for students in a performing arts school.
    Susan = a gifted singer for whom people will pay to hear.

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  2. So you think that Susan Boyle is a gifted singer and someone people will pay to hear but that Hollie isn't. I think Hollie Steel is a gifted singer too although perhaps she won't be destined for fame and fortune right away - like Susan will - because Hollie is still so young. Mind you, Hollie still has a good chance of winning Britain's Got Talent. She's an incredibly good singer and the fact that she's such a sweet little girl is bound to make her very popular too.

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  3. I think they are both excellent - very talented and it will be a close run thing.

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  4. Jenny, I agree that it will be a close run thing, especially when you consider that it's still early in the competition.

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  5. This series is really proving to be special! This time I watched the program and was amazed to hear Hollie sing. Just like Susan Boyle, she has a beautiful voice that would be excellent for musical theatre! Did you watch the Andrew Lloyd Webber talent search programs in previous years (I'd Do Anything, Any Dream Will Do, Maria)? I always wondered why they didn't do a fourth one to find a talented little girl--Hollie Steel would have been a perfect contestant! I don't think Simon likes musical theatre very much though...he certainly didn't like Hollie's song choice even if he did appreciate her singing!

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  6. Daniel, I agree that Hollie's voice would be perfect for musical theatre. Her voice is stunning. I did watch one of the Andrew Lloyd Webber shows, "How To Solve A Problem Like Maria?", which found Connie Fisher fame as the new Maria in a West End production of "The Sound of Music". You're right, Hollie Steel would have been a perfect contestant for a show like that. It does seem like Simon doesn't really like musical theatre or maybe it was just the song he disliked. I did agree with Simon though about his criticism of the dancing and the ballet costume. Hollie is a gifted singer and should stick to singing not dancing.

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