Holly Steel, 10, went through the early rounds of “Britain’s Got Talent” with ease.
Steel’s story again got traction this month after new photos emerged of her years after her performance went viral.
When she got to her semi-final performance, it seemed that she would keep up with the performances she had set. In the performance, she opened her mouth and left the crowd waiting.
But when she went to sing, she froze in place and hit a block. She then suddenly burst into tears.
After forgetting the words to the song, Steel asked hosts Ant McPartlin and Dec Donnelly if she could sing it again.
She was told no due to TV scheduling and left her devastated, but host Simon Cowell “saved the day,” so to speak.
Cowell said that no matter what, he would find time for her to sing again.
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Steel is still performing, according to The Mirror, and she was reportedly confirmed to be partaking in “Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions.”
In an interview this month, she said, “Before I went on to do it… I didn’t have my mum backstage and it was a bit like, this is new to me, it was live as well which was new to me.”
She added: “Before I went on someone said, ’50 million people are watching so don’t mess it up’. As a 10 year old I was like okay, and walked out by myself like, ‘Oh no…’.”
On Simon allowing her to sing again, she said, “I’m so thankful he did [make that happen], if he didn’t, I probably wouldn’t be singing now. I’m still singing, it’s my passion, so thank you Simon! It’s never happened before, how crazy is that, I pushed back the Ten O’Clock News.”
‘Sound of Silence’ After 45 Years
If you’ve never heard of Simon & Garfunkel, then you’ve either been living in a cave since the 1960s or your parents had a very dubious record collection! But judgment aside, this iconic duo are the stuff of music legend.
A very special reunion performance of their seminal hit “The Sound of Silence” proves, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel are the ultimate kings of vocal harmony.
Many artists have covered this song over the decades, including five-piece a cappella group Pentatonix and the metal band Disturbed, but nobody can quite replicate the haunting beauty of the original song like the men who dreamed it up in the first place.
It was Simon who wrote the song in 1963 at the tender age of 21. He claims to have penned the lyrics in the privacy of the bathroom at his parents’ home, where he was living at the time.
“The main thing about playing the guitar was that I was able to sit by myself and play and dream,” Simon regaled, as quoted by Ultimate Classic Rock. “I used to go off in the bathroom,” he explained, “because the bathroom had tiles, so it was a slight echo chamber.”
Louise Bevan contributed to this report.