In , she reached the final of the first series of Britain's Got Talent. She then signed with Rainbow Recording Company and released her debut album Over the Rainbow on 26 November , which has sold over , copies worldwide and reached number one in three countries.
Talbot's second album, Connie Talbot's Christmas Album , was released on 24 November , her third, Holiday Magic , was released on 20 October and her fourth, Beautiful World , was released on 26 November The judges had expected a "joke" performance as she had never taken singing lessons, but Talbot's initial performance received international press coverage. According to journalist and Britain's Got Talent judge Piers Morgan , Talbot's performances resulted in many children, including Faryl Smith , auditioning for the second series of the show.
When you look at the standard of Paul Potts and Connie Talbot. Paul Potts is out of this league, and Connie is out of this league — I wasn't good enough. After recording two songs in London with Talbot "Over the Rainbow" and "Smile" [ citation needed ] , the label pulled out of the deal. However, the decision not to proceed was made with the best intentions for Connie, taking into consideration her age and that it would not be right to do so at this time. The album was released on 26 November and was certified gold in early December,  with Talbot being presented a gold disc by Phillip Schofield on This Morning.
In late , public appearances by Talbot included headlining the Great Bridge Christmas and Winter Festival, which local police threatened to cancel unless crowds clamouring to reach the tent in which Talbot was performing could be brought under control. Sharon said "[Talbot]'s been sent a script, I haven't had a good look at it yet but it's really exciting Connie's a singer, not an actress, so we'll see what happens.
It's completely up to her whether or not she wants to do it. I can't believe it, though. Sharon Mawer of Allmusic praised Over the Rainbow by saying "She can sing, for a seven-year old, and most of the notes if not all of them are in the right order and sung to the right pitch; the timing is fine too". The album was re-released on 16 June , but was available for pre-order in May, with three new tracks to replace its Christmas-themed songs. In August , it was announced that Talbot had signed a contract with Data Design Interactive for production of a video game on the Wii console.
The game was to feature 15 songs from Over the Rainbow , allowing players to sing along with a computer-generated image of Talbot or against other players in a karaoke mode.
In November , it was announced that Talbot had produced a series of new songs for an album. Connie Talbot's Christmas Album was difficult to obtain in Britain after the distributor, Pinnacle Entertainment , went into administration. Talbot's mother, Sharon, was quoted as saying "We don't really know what's going to happen at the moment We think they'll probably wait and promote the album later this year. It's a shame, but they can still get the album in Asia and the US.
The United States album is dedicated to the Toys for Tots campaign, of which Talbot has been named the child ambassador. The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation is extremely proud and excited to have Connie as our youngest ambassador ever She is the perfect person to inform the public of the millions of less fortunate children who may be overlooked this Christmas holiday season, unless people step up to donate a toy or make a cash contribution.
Her angelic looks and voice will remind everyone of the innocence of children. And they all deserve to experience the magic of the holiday season! I hope she sells lots of CDs and raises a lot of money and awareness for our children. Talbot opened a special concert celebrating South Korea's hosting of the G20 summit of world leaders in Maggie Coughlan praised her covers of Katy Perry 's " Firework " and Bruno Mars 's " Grenade ", but was most impressed by her cover of Adele 's " Someone Like You ", which she said was performed "with such grace that she makes the entire performance look effortless".
The video was also picked up by PerezHilton. The video received attention from around the world. The song was written by Talbot when she was seven. A demo of the track was placed on YouTube, and became the 39th most watched video in the world on the day it was uploaded. She was the youngest artist to make the UK album charts,  and the youngest to release a gold-selling record. Talbot toured with the Young Voices choir for a second year in early , performing at venues across the UK. The African Children's Choir also took part in these events.
Talbot also featured in the song "Building Bridges", which also made the agit8 album, together with Jordan Jansen. In October , Talbot's vocals featured in the theme song of the newly-released video game Rain ,  and she appeared as a special guest at the African Children's Choir concert in Walsall, UK.
It was announced that Talbot would be an ambassador for the African Children's Choir and have a school named after her. In , she performed two concerts in South Korea Osan and Seoul in late April, shortly after the Sewol ferry tragedy. She performed with yellow ribbons to show her respect for the families of the victims.
The proceeds from at least one of the concerts were donated to the fundraising efforts in support of the families of the victims. On 17 November , Talbot released the five-song EP Gravity , containing the original songs "Gravity" and "Inner Beauty", with the latter also appearing as an instrumental acoustic version. The album was released on 25 March On 11 May , Connie Talbot released a song called "Good to Me", which she stated is "about a person who I admired, respected and who taught me so much.
That person sadly passed away and I wrote this song from my heart. The song was released the same day. By the following day, the song had reached number eight on the U. Talbot lives in Streetly ,  in the West Midlands with her mother, Sharon, her father Gavin, her older brother Josh, and her older sister Mollie.
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