Britain’s Got Talent runner-up Connie Talbot captured the hearts of the nation in 2007 at the age of six with her gap-toothed smile and version of ‘Over the Rainbow’ but she looks very different now
Connie Talbot – the cute, gap-toothed runner-up on the first series of Britain’s Got Talent – is now taking “classy train toilet selfies” at the age of 21.
Connie captured the hearts of the nation aged just six when she finished second to opera singer Paul Potts in the show’s inaugural 2007 final.
She sang Over the Rainbow from the Wizard of Oz, having earlier qualified from the semi-final after wowing the TV audience and judges Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden and Piers Morgan with her version of Michael Jackson’s Ben.
She has grown up a lot since then, though, as can be seen in her regular glam snaps on Instagram, where she has 300,000 followers.
As well as her toilet selfie, other pictures posted by Connie include her relaxing at a restaurant by the sea on a “studio break” and posing in a denim dress with a lilo.
Birmingham-born Connie released her first album Over the Rainbow six months after shooting to fame on BGT and it sold 250,000 copies, reaching number 35 in the UK charts but number one in Hong Kong, South Korea and Taiwan.
She went on to release a Christmas album the following year and two more up to 2012.
Connie was particularly popular in Asian countries and, in 2011, was watched by 400 million people on Chinese State television after being asked to take part in a show to celebrate the start of the Chinese New Year.
Three years ago, meanwhile, she competed in Britain’s Got Talent – The Champions, but did not make the final, which was won by street dance duo Twist and Pulse – the show’s 2010 runners-up.
She is still working as a singer and released her last single “I Would” two years ago in 2020.
The next episode of the current series of Britain’s Got Talent will be screened on ITV this Saturday night, as contestants try to progress from the audition stage by getting four Yeses from judges Cowell, Holden, David Walliams and Alesha Dixon.
Two acts have already earned an automatic place in the semi-finals by receiving a golden buzzer from the judges. Holden put singer Loren Allred through after she sang “Never Enough” having revealed on the show that her voice was used for the track on the Greatest Showman film.
Comedian Axel Blake, meanwhile, was given the golden buzzer privilege from Cowell after he had cracked jokes about the pandemic, the Tube and contactless cards.
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