Connie Talbot, Britain’s Got Talent finalist, sings Over The Rainbow
You absolutely must watch this video.
I watched this video one morning at the office and I cried – much like the female judge in this show – when I heard Connie Talbot sing. I was so moved by her singing. Her rendition of this classic sounded so honest, pure and innocent to me.
I still get teary eyed every time I watch this video.
I happened to see it the same morning the newspaper announced that Nurin was the girl in the gym bag.
So, I dedicate this – along with my prayers and Al-Fatihah – to her.
Semoga rohnya dicucuri rahmat Allah. Amin.
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Mrs Talbot, who bought her daughter a karaoke machine because the family could not afford singing lessons, also revealed that Connie only discovered she could sing in tragic circumstances – when her grandmother, Violet, was diagnosed with breast cancer.
“When her grandma was really ill in bed, Connie used to sing the DVD to the Wizard of Oz to her, to cheer her up.
“It was her grandmother who first told me, ‘She’s really good, you know'”.
Following her grandmother’s death two years ago, at the age of 72, Connie sang Somewhere Over the Rainbow at the funeral.
“Her grandmother would have been so proud,” Mrs Talbot added. “She had her fortune told years ago and was told her she was going to have a famous grandchild – maybe that’s Connie.”
Even Simon is impressed with her.
“This girl is just special,” Cowell told the Mail last night. “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.