Sunday, 30 December 2012

Time to Say Hello, Katherine Jenkins. Book review

Hiya, I've just finished reading this book.
Katherine's story reads like a fairy tale. Girl from a working class background who lived in a semi detatched council house in a small Welsh town, becomes an international singing star. She started singing at the age of four, when her mother taught her a simple song so she could enter a talent contest at school. Even at this early age Katherine had decided that all she wanted to do was sing. At every opportunity she would sing, joining several choirs.

She won the title BBC Welsh choirgirl of the year, and soon after she won a place at the Royal Academy of Music. The early death of her beloved father saddened her, but she was determined that she would carry on as he would have been proud of her.

She was summoned to the studios of Universal Music and sang before a panel of experts, and was offered her first recording contract. I won't tell you any more as it will spoil it for you if you want to read it. It's very easy reading, a lovely story to snuggle up with at bed time.

I've found a little clip for you. A stunning performance with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Bypass the first minute of it, move the slider along.
 
Toodle pip.

13 comments:

  1. I didn't know who she was until this...I've seen her name in the UK papers...thank you!
    Jane x

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  2. Nice to hear of local girl made good.

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  3. Beautiful. A belated Merry Christmas and may you have a wonderful & blessed New Year.

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  4. Went to see Catherine when she came to Grimsby Auditorium. Such a magical evening, she seemed to be very down to earth. What a fantastic talent.

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    1. She comes over as down to earth in the book, Sal. There is a yootoob clip of her on Parkinson's chat show, she is very smiley. Seems very happy.

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  5. Wow! Beautiful! (The flowers are pretty too)!

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  6. Beautiful voice - really enjoyed listening to her sing. Best wishes for 2013. Keep up the good work x

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  7. She is lovely. I didn't know of her until she appeared on Dancing With The Stores in the U.S. where she finished as a runner up. Yes, she can dance too. :)

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    1. I have seen some of the dancing clips Connie, she really worked hard on that show.

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  8. She has a wonderful voice, my mother bought me one of her cd's.

    Gill

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  9. Magnificent voice! -- also a great song. Thanks for bringing her to our attention. I'm sure we'll be seeing her over here soon.

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  10. Lovely clip-she is a beautiful woman with a beautiful voice.
    Happy New Year.
    Ruth x

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