Faryl Smith

On 31 May 2008, Faryl Smith's life changed dramatically when she sang her way into people's hearts and minds all over Britain during the final round of ITV's "Britain's Got Talent." One minute Faryl Smith was an ordinary schoolgirl from Northamptonshire who liked to sing in the choir, play football, and shop with her friends - the next minute Simon Cowell was praising her in front of a national television audience, calling her "literally one in a million" and "the most talented youngster I've ever heard." Now about to sign the largest record deal ever awarded to a schoolgirl, Cowell's endorsement may one day be worth its weight in platinum!

2009 saw the young girl from Kettering breaking records with the release of her debut album, performing to crowds of over 80,000 and signing a second multi-million pound deal with Decca US, taking her incredible talent stateside.

Reaching the top 5 in the commercial album chart, Faryl became the fastest-selling classical debut album in chart history, surpassing the debut releases of classical music’s finest including Luciano Pavarotti, Andrea Bocelli, and also that of the ladies of classical including Charlotte Church, Hayley Westenra and Katherine Jenkins. Young Faryl has also become the only classical star to go gold with their debut album within the first week of release.

2011 saw Faryl appear for the third time in fron of HRH the Queen at the Epsom Derby. Also Faryl went back to Llangollen International Eisteddfod to perform with Russell Watson. She was also invited to perform at a vast range of prestigious charitable functions such as great Ormond Street hospital.

Classical singer, Rhydian asked Faryl to sing a duet with him on his TV series on S4C, which culminated a momentous year for one so young. Her musical achievements have known no bounds and her ultimate goal is to secure a place at the Royal Academy of music in London.