Souparnika Nair’s efficiency for the BGT semi-final wins her followers from all world wide
Souparnika Nair, all of ten years outdated, is the most recent sensation on the musical firmament. AR Rahman tweeted a clip of her efficiency for the audition of the ‘Britain’s Acquired Expertise’ (BGT) present on ITV, the UK, including ‘Good to get up to this’.
Souparnika gained the hearts of the judges of the present together with her rendition of ‘By no means Sufficient’, sung by Loren Allred within the musical The Best Present on Earth.
“It’s a dream come true. I’ve been working and practising for this since final 12 months,” says Sou, as she likes to be referred to as, over a Zoom name from Suffolk within the UK.
Stunned by her assured efficiency, many celebrities together with actor Mohanlal, singer KS Chithra and author-politician Shashi Tharoor reached out to congratulate her. Tharoor additionally shared the hyperlink of her efficiency on Twitter and urged individuals to vote for her. With 67.2 Okay subscribers on her YouTube channel, Sou has been making waves together with her music.
Though she started her audition for the Britian’s Acquired Expertise present by singing Judy Garland’s ‘Trolley Tune’ in Meet Me in St.Louis, Simon Cowell, one of many 4 judges, stopped her efficiency halfway and requested her to sing ‘By no means Sufficient’.
Was she nervous at this sudden change of plan? “A bit, however then it went nicely. So it was all proper. The viewers was supportive and in the long run, I bought a standing ovation,” she says with a smile. “‘By no means Sufficient’ was one of many songs within the listing I had given to the judges and however nonetheless it was not simple,” she provides.
Sou clinched her place within the semi-final of the present with that rendering of hers. Her efficiency on the semi-final was aired on September 12 and the judges gave her a standing ovation after she completed singing ‘Neverland’, sung by Zendaya within the musical Discovering Neverland. An admirer of yesteryear singers Doris Day, Judy Garland and Julie Andrews, she additionally follows Christina Aguilera. Sou has been studying music from the age of eight.
“We seen that Sou might get the pitch and rhyme of the songs she used to take heed to. Her main college trainer seen her innate expertise in music and Sou gained a few prizes too. That’s once we determined to get her skilled in music,” says Renjitha Chandran, Sou’s mom, a skilled Bharatanatyam dancer. Her father, Dr Binu Nair, who’s in medical oncology, is a Carnatic vocalist.
Sou feels that her aptitude for music comes from her father, who nonetheless performs now and again in festivals. Sou’s mother and father, each of whom hail from Kollam in Kerala, moved to the UK six years in the past. She elaborates that the songs are chosen in session together with her mother and father and the workforce at BGT.
“My mother and father are pleased with me. My classmates instructed me that that they had watched the present and that I had performed nicely,” she says. In fluent Malayalam, she provides that her grandparents in Kerala are additionally extraordinarily pleased with her.
Admitting that she is happy and comfortable “as a result of I had beautiful feedback from all world wide”, she provides that she is trying ahead to singing on the Western stage as an expert.
Consistent with ballet
The versatile Sou can also be studying ballet and, however for the pandemic, she would have been taking her Grade IV examination for ballet.
For the final two years, Souparnika has been giving public performances. She carried out on the London Palladium because the ‘Sudden Star’ in a present hosted by Michael Mcintyre on BBC in 2019, which occurred to be her first TV programme.
And does playback singing in Indian cinema enthuse her? “Oh sure! I want to do this,” she says with none hesitation.