You remember Hollie Steel, right? She was the little girl who impressed the judges when she auditioned for Britain’s Got Talent at the age of 10 in 2009.
She made it through as one of the 10 finalists of the series but, in the semi-final, prompted fierce debate over whether there should be a lower age limit on children taking part in such a high pressured competition after she forgot her words and burst into tears live on television.
Hollie eventually finished in sixth place and went on to perform on Britain’s Got Talent – The Live Tour in June and July of that year.
After her experience of TV talent shows, Hollie went on to release her debut album, Hollie, in 2010 which was released on her own label, BB5 Records Limited.
It was distributed by Universal and she released a number of singles including covers of Edelweiss, from The Sound of Music, and I Could Have Danced All Night, from My Fair Lady, which she performed on BGT.
The same year she released a 24 minute Christmas album, A Christmas Wish, available exclusively through her website.
She later made a foray into theatre and was cast in the role of Louisa von Trapp in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s UK tour of The Sound of Music.
But Hollie is now all grown up at the age of 17 and is a pretty amazing singer.
She sometimes shares videos of herself covering songs on YouTube where she has more than 40,000 subscribers.
Hollie is also a regular on social media, where she keeps her 10,000 followers up to date with what’s going on in her life.
On Twitter, she describes herself as: “A lover of life!”, adding: “Thankful that I get to spend my time performing for a living :).”