Faryl to sing for Royalty at Duke of Edinburgh awards night

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Britain’s Got Talent finalist Faryl Smith will sing in front of high-profile dignitaries next month to add to her string of Royal performances.

The 17-year-old Kettering mezzo-soprano has been asked to sing a five-song set as part of a Duke of Edinburgh awards night at Windsor Castle in October in front of an audience which will include the Duke of Edinburgh himself or the Earl and Countess of Wessex.

As well as studying for her A-Levels Faryl, of Netherfield Road, Kettering, is busy preparing for the glitzy event on Thursday, October 4.

She has previously sung in front of the Queen three times in her career.

She said: “Its a massive honour to be able to sing in front of Royalty – whoever it is on the night.

“It’s always fantastic to be asked to sing at events like these, especially when everyone seems to be so patriotic at the moment.

“I’m practising at the moment, as I always feel nervous about singing in such high-profile events, so I like to do a lot of preparation.”

Faryl, who shot to fame in 2008 after reaching the finals of the popular ITV talent show, 
is also taking part in a short tour from next month guest starring with various classical bands.

This includes a performance on Saturday, September 22, with the Virtuosi Gus Band at The Castle, in Castle Way, Wellingborough. Tickets are available now.