Father of Britain's Got Talent semi-finalist Souparnika Nair from Bury St Edmunds thanks fans after 'amazing' experience
The father of a Suffolk schoolchild has thanked his daughter's fans after her Britain's Got Talent journey came to an end on Saturday as she failed to reach the final.
Souparnika Nair – known better as 'Sou' – of Bury St Edmunds was relying on the public vote to see her through to the final of the ITV show, but unfortunately did not make the cut.
Binu Nair said that, despite being knocked out, his 10-year-old daughter had an 'amazing experience', before thanking those who had voted for her during the series.
Mr Nair, 38, said: "The experience of her going on the show was amazing, the team was amazing, it was all well taken care of because of the Covid precautions.
"This is a TV show, a competition, so it should be taken in that spirit.
"She’s so happy with all the positive comments and reviews she’s had, so I would like to thank them too."
Looking forwards, the doctor added that his daughter will be focussing on education whilst keeping an eye out for more singing opportunities.
"She needs to continue with her education and learning music, and she’s going to continue with her piano lessons so we’ll see what happens, but during times like this, loads of things have changed for things like TV shows, radio shows.
"But she will definitely be looking for more and more opportunities."
Back in May, the Sebert Wood Primary School pupil wowed judges and audiences alike with her rendition of Never Enough from film The Greatest Showman.
After getting all the way to the semi-finals, she brought the audience to their feet with her performance of Neverland by Zendaya, but missed out on automatic qualification, leaving her with a one final shot at the final through the public vote.
During the show’s final on Saturday evening, the five contestants voted for by the public were revealed, but sadly Souparnika was not one of them.