I cannot believe it has been two years since six year old Connie Talbot wowed the nation in series 1 of ITV show Britain's Got Talent. I imagine many in the audience were unprepared to be impressed by this little child as she walked onto the stage; she'd had no singing lessons and in reality seemed premature to life experiences. But the little angel opened her mouth and a sweet rendition of 'Somewhere Over The Rainbow' came floating out elegantly over the audience and capturing their breath. Her few minutes on stage in front of the nation was only the start of something big for Miss Talbot.
It thrilled me as each week Connie made it further in the competition and, hat's off to Paul Potts for going all the way, but I think Connie has become more of an icon than he. Signed with Rainbow Recording Company, the star has had several successful albums and singles which have entered charts in countries across the globe. She's not just a British icon, but one to be recognised almost world wide.
Among 'Somewhere Over The Rainbow' and 'Three Little Birds' is her latest release, 'I Will Always Love You'. While we have been enjoying versions by Whitney Houston and Dolly Parton, I believe Connie takes this song to a whole new level. For being just eight years of age, the strength and confidence in her voice is incredible. Having watched her performance on This Morning (19th June 2009), it is clear that she loves what she is doing. With a grin stretched across her face, Connie was in her element on the stage and showed no signs of nerves or unwillingness. Once again she amazed her viewers, as I imagine she will continue to do for years to come.
If you passed Connie Talbot in the street she would appear to be an ordinary little girl full of love and laughter, but she's more than that. She has rare talent which should not be looked over. Never before have I heard such an incredible voice on a young person, and her outgoing and friendly charisma gives her the whole packagine. Connie Talbot is one of a kind, she's a singing superstar.