Enjoy Celebrity Radio’s Faryl Smith Interview Britain’s Got Talent…..
Faryl Smith is a British teen mezzo-soprano who shot to fame after appearing on the second series of the ITV television talent show Britain’s Got Talent in 2008.
She received praise throughout the competition, and although the favourite to win after the second round, she finished outside the top three in the live final on 31 May.
During the competition, she was tutored by singing coach Yvie Burnett and received offers from various record labels.
After the show, she, unlike other finalists, did not sign with Simon Cowell’s Syco, although she did appear on fellow finalist Andrew Johnston’s debut album, One Voice.
Hear Faryl’s story in a rare interview with Alex Belfield….
In 2010 Faryl was nominated for her first Classical Brit Award in both Best Album and Young Performer.
She also went on to perform for the second year running at the FA Cup Final singing the National Anthem and Abide With Me in front of an estimated 450 million viewers.
Following these events, Faryl was invited to the Royal Academy of Music
by Gareth Malone to help inspire younger people to learn more about classical music, which was aired on BBC 2.
In the summer of 2010, Faryl was asked by Eammon and Ruth Holmes to sing at their wedding.
Recorded 2011 by Alex Belfield for Celebrity Radio and the BBC.