Britain’s Got Talent star from Kettering set for trio of dates at Wembley

Faryl Smith
Faryl Smith

Kettering singer Faryl Smith is set to perform at Wembley Stadium this weekend.

Faryl, who shot to fame during the 2008 series of Britain’s Got Talent, has been asked to sing the National Anthem at Wembley ahead of the League One play-off final between Bradford City and Millwall on Saturday.

Faryl will be singing the National Anthem at Wembley on Saturday

Faryl will be singing the National Anthem at Wembley on Saturday

She will also be singing at the play-off finals being held on May 28 and May 29.

But this is nothing new for the singer who has made numerous appearances at big sporting occasions at the stadium, which has a 90,000 capacity.

Faryl’s dad Tony said: “Faryl has been asked by the English Football League to sing the National Anthem at all three play-offs.

“All will be aired on Sky Sports with the first on May 20, the second on May 28 and then the final one on May 29.

“This will make it the ninth time for Faryl to sing at Wembley Stadium.”

Since being on the ITV talent show, when Simon Cowell described her as ‘literally one in a million’, Faryl has sung for Royalty, dueted with Russell Watson and met a host of celebrities while performing at venues and events across the country.

But it all started in Kettering with Faryl aged just 10, winning 13 awards at the Eisteddfod in her home town before she took first prize in the 10 to 15 age group at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod.

She is now studying in London.

Her proud dad said: “While studying in London’s Guildhall Music School, Faryl is still performing up and down the country which is no mean feat.

“So far in 2017 she has been performing in Brussels for the European Association Awards and in Dubai for The Global Retail Awards.

“The latest event was singing with Collabro, the winners from Britain’s Got Talent 2014 and she has also been invited to sing with Aled Jones once again this year.”

Faryl will be performing the National Anthem just before kick-off on Saturday, which is at 3pm.

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