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Hollie appeared on Channel 5 on Friday. Thanks to David for uploading it to YouTube so we can all enjoy Hollie’s TV interview. There are also brief video clips from I Could Have Danced All Night and Nessun Dorma which are lovely.
In other news from the chat, there was general excitement about Hollie’s upcoming album launch, which will be taking place at the Roundhouse Theatre in London on Wednesday. Several Hollie Steel fans are flying across the globe in order to attend, Icelandic volcano permitting. Hollie said that she had been practicing her songs that day. Nina said that it would be okay to video Hollie at the event, but no flash photography as it can be very off putting in small venues. Hollie confirmed that she will be singing a small number of songs at the album launch, and also confirmed that Josh will be playing the piano at her live shows, but not at the album launch. Nina said that the dress code for Hollie’s launch party was: “no jeans, smart but casual”.
Surprises are in store for the Oswaldtwistle and Leatherhead venues for Hollie’s tour, but no-one knows what they are – that’s why they’re surprises!
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.
Hollie and Nina revealed more details about Hollie Steel’s mini tour, which is planned for this year. Hollie will perform eight songs, and she will be supported by her brother Josh and other acts too. Hollie will also perform some ballet. Josh and Hollie have a duet planned for the upcoming album “Music of the Night” – which I can’t wait to hear.
As soon as tour dates are confirmed, the dates and box office details will be posted on this site so you can get your tickets booked.
Meanwhile, Hollie and Josh have a performance planned much closer to home – they are appearing together in their school’s production of “The Sound of Music”. Hollie will have the part of Brigitta, one of the seven children, and Josh will be Captain Von Trapp. In the original movie which starred Julie Andrews as Maria, the part of Brigitta was played by Angela Cartwright and the part of Captain Von Trapp was played by Christopher Plummer.