Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, September 15
Souparnika Nair has won everyone’s hearts at Britain’s Got Talent. The 10-year-old girl of Kerala-origin drew praises and even a standing ovation from judges Ashley Banjo, Amanda Holden, David Walliams and Alesha Dixon for her talent and composure during the show’s semi-finals performance after her rendition of Zendaya’s ‘Neverland’.
David Williams even went on to say: “I can’t remember the show ever opening with someone getting a standing ovation”.
Besides impressing the judges and the virtual audience, Soupernika has impressed AR Rahman. He even shared her clip on his Twitter and wrote, “Nice to wake up to this”.
The audition round was a bit tricky but this little girl nailed it. As she began with ‘Trolley Song’ by Judy Garland, Simon Cowell stopped her. A bit nervous and a little worried, Souparnika thought ‘she messed up’ but, instead, Simon asked her to sing a song from the 2017 movie 'The Greatest Showman'.
Souparnika took this in her stride too. Her rendition of Loren Allred’s power ballad ‘Never Enough’ swept the judges and audience alike to their feet.
Souparnika says it was always her dream to sing on stage.
“The lights, camera, music- it is all so big. One day I want to tour the world as a singer.”
Born to Dr Binu and Ranjitha, who migrated in the UK in 2014, the India-born music sensation has many feathers in her cap. She has already made a mark at the BBC ‘Big Show’ hosted by comedian Michael McIntyre, and is, in fact, the youngest person to ever feature on the show.
She was all of two when her parents found out that she had interest in music and learning began at that tender age. By the time she was five, she had conquered the school stage. She has also learned to play the piano and has performed at many public concerts and music festival.
At 6, her soulful rendition of ‘Vande Mataram’ for Independence Day made her a YouTube and Facebook star.
No one knows what’s next at the Britain’s Got Talent show owing to the coronavirus, but we all do know Souparnika has got all the talent to make it big.
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