OLYMPIC DREAMS: Jeorgia Parara
A LONDON teenager has pleaded with Simon Cowell not to throw cold water on her dream to sing at the opening ceremony of the London Olympic Games.
Jeorgia Parara, 15, let the world’s most famous music mogul know her aspirations when she stepped onto the stage at the first of this years Britain’s Got Talent (BGT) auditions and was buoyed by Cowell’s willingness to help.
As this weekends first BGT show approaches Parara, who will be seen singing a faultless rendition of Christina Aguilera’s Hurt, told the Voice Online that she hopes she has done enough to convince Cowell and the rest of the panel that she has what it takes to not only win the competition, but also to realise her dream of singing at the opening ceremony of the London Olympic Games.
She said: “Being on Britain’s Got Talent was nerve racking. I’ve never been so nervous in my life. I sang Grenade at first, by Bruno Mars, then Simon stopped me. I was prepared for that and when he asked me to sing something else I sang Hurt, by Christina Aguilera.
“He let me sing the whole song, which is unusual for him but I am glad he did. All the judges seemed to like it and I am just praying I progress to the next round.
“I want to sing at the Olympic Games. That has been my mission since I heard the Games were coming to this country. It’s not too late and Simon said that he knew the man who made the decision and that he might be able to put a world in for me.”
Parara has been singing for as long as she can remember and various examples of her talent can be found on the internet and her website.
Looking forward, Parara said even if nothing comes of her stint on the hit television show she will be pursuing her dream of becoming a singer this country can be proud of.
She enthused: “Whatever happens, I am going to keep pushing for my dream. Being on BGT was a big thing and I hope the future is full of opportunities like that.”