Hollie Steel was featured in The Sunday Express yesterday. The article is great, and it covers everything from Hollie’s Britain’s Got Talent appearance last year to the many things that Hollie has achieved since the competition ended.
Nina and Hollie were interviewed at their home, and it was clear to the reporter, Lesley-Ann Jone, what a nice and normal little girl Hollie is. In comparison to Charlotte Church’s “feistiness”, “Hollie, by comparison, is an Angelina Ballerina cake decoration”, she says.
Nina talked about Britain’s Got Talent, saying: “We’re not sorry about Britain’s Got Talent, it has opened a lot of doors.
“Since the show Hollie has been all over the world. Hong Kong, Bali, and we are off to America soon. We were surprised that no one came forward with a record deal. Not even Simon Cowell.
“Once you’re done with the show, unless he takes you on, that’s it. You have no further contact with him. However, we are not ones for giving up. My husband Jason and I teach our children that you have to go out and get what you want. Hollie has a wonderful voice and she wanted to make a record. We knew we were going to have to do it ourselves.
“People accuse me of being a stage mother and pushing Hollie but that couldn’t be further from the truth. All I’m trying to do is help her do what she wants to do”.
Nina not only works tirelessly to help Hollie, but she does exactly the same for Hollie’s big brother Josh, who has just won a place at London’s Italia Conti stage school. He will start there in September after finishing his GCSE’s.
Here is the article in its entirety: http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/169989/Britain-s-Got-Talent-Hollie-Steel-on-life-after-an-emotional-final
In other news, Hollie gave an interview to SmoothFm in London this morning about what she thought about the first episode in the new Britain’s Got Talent.
She also filmed her TV advert to promote her forthcoming album last Friday, which apparently involved more rose petals and no doubt a giggling Hollie.
And finally, I have been provided with two permanent links to videos of Hollie’s STV performances and articles about Hollie, which you can view, although the videos can only be viewed by people in the UK.