Hollie Steel’s STV Performance and Interview

Hollie Steel along with her mom Nina appeared today on STV (Scottish Television) on “The Hour” show, which was presented by Stephen Jardine and Michelle McManus.

The interview is available online directly from STV for the next thirty days, unfortunately though this is not available outside the UK due to copyright restrictions. I’ll give you the link anyway – it’s here – and perhaps if you have access to a UK proxy server you will be able to view it. Hollie’s segment is in part 4. The photos above are taken directly from the interview.

Michelle McManus started off the interview by referring to Hollie as the “little girl with a big voice”. She pointed out that this year’s Britains Got Talent auditions are starting this Saturday (has it really been a year already?!), and Hollie replied that the past year had gone by really quickly for her.

Of course, Hollie was asked about the semi-final of Britain’s Got Talent when she forgot the words to Edelweiss. She had been made nervous before the performance by somebody telling her that 50 million people would be watching – in fact the true figure was nearer 15 million. Nina spoke of how she ran down to “rescue” Hollie. Nina was asked if she thought that it would be appropriate to raise the age limit to 18 years for contestants. Nina pointed out, quite rightly, that children wouldn’t perform if they didn’t want to. She emphasised that Hollie got upset because she went wrong, not because she didn’t want to sing. Hollie loves to sing!

Hollie confirmed that she was well looked after on the show, having a lady who played games with her and chatted to her before the performance. Nina said that the competition had been helpful in that it had been a stepping stone in Hollie’s career. Hollie now aspires to be a singer like Kathryn Jenkins.

Hollie was then asked about the Britain’s Got Talent tour. Hollie said that the tour had been fun and she had been provided with a tutor so she didn’t miss out on schooling. However, she did miss out on the annual holiday that her school went on. When asked about her forthcoming release of her album, Hollie, Hollie said that making it had been “really fun and really exciting” and that she chose all the songs. She even made one with her dad, Jason!

For her grand finale and as a finish to “The Hour” show, Hollie gave a wonderful performance of Nessun Dorma. When asked why she had chosen that song, Hollie replied that Nessun Dorma is a powerful song and she really likes to sing it.

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