Souparnika Nair’s performance for the BGT semi-final wins her followers from all around the globe
Souparnika Nair, all of ten years previous, is the most recent sensation on the musical firmament. AR Rahman tweeted a clip of her performance for the audition of the ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ (BGT) present on ITV, the UK, including ‘Nice to wake up to this’.
Souparnika gained the hearts of the judges of the present with her rendition of ‘Never Enough’, sung by Loren Allred within the musical The Greatest Show on Earth.
“It is a dream come true. I have been working and practising for this since last year,” says Sou, as she likes to be known as, over a Zoom name from Suffolk within the UK.
Bowled over by her assured performance, 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 performance on Twitter and urged folks to vote for her. With 67.2 Okay subscribers on her YouTube channel, Sou has been making waves with her music.
Although she started her audition for the Britian’s Got Talent present by singing Judy Garland’s ‘Trolley Song’ in Meet Me in St.Louis, Simon Cowell, one of the 4 judges, stopped her performance halfway and requested her to sing ‘Never Enough’.
Was she nervous at this sudden change of plan? “A bit, but then it went well. So it was all right. The audience was supportive and in the end, I got a standing ovation,” she says with a smile. “‘Never Enough’ was one of the songs in the list I had given to the judges and but still it was not easy,” she provides.
Sou clinched her place within the semi-final of the present with that rendering of hers. Her performance 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 Finding 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 noticed that Sou could get the pitch and rhyme of the songs she used to listen to. Her primary school teacher noticed her innate talent in music and Sou won a couple of prizes too. That is when we decided to get her trained in music,” says Renjitha Chandran, Sou’s mom, a educated 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 every so often in festivals. Sou’s dad and mom, 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 with her dad and mom and the staff at BGT.
“My parents are proud of me. My classmates told me that they had watched the show and that I had done well,” she says. In fluent Malayalam, she provides that her grandparents in Kerala are additionally extraordinarily proud of her.
Admitting that she is happy and comfortable “because I had lovely comments from all around the world”, she provides that she is wanting ahead to singing on the Western stage as an expert.
In step 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 ‘Unexpected 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 yes! I would like to do that,” she says with none hesitation.