Faryl Smith is a British soprano who rose to fame after appearing on the second series of the ITV television talent show Britain's Got Talent in 2008. Although a favourite to win after the second round, she finished outside the top three in the live final on 31 May. During the competition, she was tutored by the singing coach Yvie Burnett and received offers from various record labels. After the show, she, unlike other finalists, did not sign with the judge Simon Cowell's record label Syco, although she did appear on fellow finalist Andrew Johnston's debut album, One Voice. Smith signed a contract with Universal Classics and Jazz for a £2.3 million advance in December 2008, the largest ever granted to a schoolgirl. Her debut album, Faryl, was recorded from December 2008 to January 2009 and released in March 2009. Faryl became the fastest-selling solo classical album in British chart history, selling 29,200 copies in the first week.
|Origin:||Kettering, Northamptonshire, England|
|Labels:||Formerly Universal Classics and Jazz|
|Website:||Faryl Smith's Official site|
|IMDb:||Faryl Smith's IMDb|
About Faryl Smith
Mezzo-soprano opera singer who appeared on Britain's Got Talent and who has released singles like her cover of "The Prayer," which appeared on an album for a charitable cause.
She attended Henry Gotch Primary School.
She released two albums called Faryl and Wonderland.
She has an older brother named Shea.
She turned down an offer to sign with Syco Entertainment, a group run by Simon Cowell.
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- English mezzo-sopranos
- English child singers
- Britain's Got Talent contestants
- Universal Music Group artists