Twickenham beckons for Kettering singer Faryl

She's set to sing at the home of English rugby again

By Sam Wildman
Tuesday, 4th February 2020, 6:00 am
Updated Tuesday, 4th February 2020, 9:12 am
Faryl Smith is returning to Twickenham.
Faryl Smith is returning to Twickenham.

Kettering's Faryl Smith will grace the Twickenham turf once again later this month.

The singing sensation, who shot to fame during the 2008 series of Britain’s Got Talent, will perform at the home of English rugby on February 23.

Ahead of England's Six Nations clash with Ireland, which kicks off at 3pm, she will sing Jerusalem during the warm-ups before singing the national anthems. In 2018 she sang at both Twickenham and Wembley.

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Faryl, 24, said: “Once again it’s a great honour to lead the national anthems whilst thousands sing along with you.

"I’ve been very privileged to be leading the anthems at Twickenham and Wembley for 11 years now since the age of 13."

Aged 10, Faryl won 13 awards at the Eisteddfod in Kettering.

She went to Southfield School for Girls and performed in several music festivals before starring in the ITV talent show.

Music mogul Simon Cowell described her as “literally one in a million”.

In 2010 she was nominated for two Classical BRIT Awards, becoming the youngest artist ever to receive a double nomination.

Faryl’s latest Twickenham performance will be aired on ITV.