Britain's Got Talent Bury St Edmunds singer Souparnika Nair, 10, continues 'dream journey' on semi-finals
A 10-year-old girl is continuing her ‘dream journey’ after making it through to the semi-finals of Britain’s Got Talent.
Singer Souparnika Nair, of Bury St Edmunds, was among40 acts chosen to compete for the nation’s votes to win £250,000 and a role on The Royal Variety Performance.
Millions of viewers watched on Sunday as the Sebert Wood Primary School pupil received the news from the ITV show’s team.
Souparnika, known to her friends as Sou, said: “I’m very excited and happy that I did get through to the semi-finals. When I heard I was jumping with joy.
“It means a lot to me because I get to have another opportunity to perform on a big TV stage.”
Sou previously impressed judges Simon Cowell, David Walliams, Alesha Dixon and Amanda Holden with arendition of Never Enough, from film The Greatest Showman .
Her dad Binu, 38, said that since her audition aired in May she had been contacted by fans across the world who watched her performance online.
“For her it’s a dream journey,” said Binu, who is a registrar in oncology at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, in Cambridge.
“We all look at this as a big opportunity becuase it’s going to hit a lot of people around the world.
“After her audition she was appreciated bya lot of people locally as well as nationally and she had calls from outside the country. Lots of people contacted her through social media.”
Sou has been singing since the age of five and has performed at various festivals including the opening of Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre for the last two years.
She is encouraging the community to support her when she performs on the semi-finals, which will air over five pre-recorded episodes starting tomorrow.
Eight contestants will perform in each semi-final and the judges will choose one act to go through.
The second finalist will then be chosen via public vote when the episode airs.
Some acts will take part remotely via video link whilst others will perform in the TV studio.