Former Britain’s Got Talent finalist from Kettering to sing at Twickenham

Faryl Smith will be performing at Twickenham on November 21
Faryl Smith will be performing at Twickenham on November 21

Kettering mezzo-soprano Faryl Smith is set to perform at the home of English rugby later this month.

Faryl, who shot to fame during the 2008 series of Britain’s Got Talent, has been asked to sing the National Anthem at Twickenham ahead of the match between the Barbarians and Argentina on Saturday, November 21.

Faryl Smith of Kettering

Faryl Smith of Kettering

She will also be singing World In Union, the Rugby World Cup anthem, for the flag parade before the Killik Cup Autumn International.

But performing in front of a crowd of up to 82,000 people is nothing new for Faryl.

She sang the National Anthem before this year’s Community Shield match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Wembley.

Other performances for the singer, who is still only 20, include singing before the start of the FA Cup finals there in 2009 and 2010, and again earlier this year at the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy Final between Bristol City and Walsall.

Faryl, who Simon Cowell described as ‘literally one in a million’ when she was on Britain’s Got Talent, has also 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 Llangolien International Musical Eisteddfod.

People can catch Faryl’s forthcoming performance at Twickenham just ahead of the 3pm kick-off for the match, which is being shown on Sky Sports 2 on Saturday, November 21.

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