Faryl Smith - Faryl
Faryl Smith (born 1995 in Kettering, England) is an English child singer from Kettering who rose to fame after auditioning for the second series of the ITV television talent show Britain's Got Talent in 2008, performing as a mezzo-soprano. She received praise throughout the competition, and although she was the favourite to win after the second round, she finished outside the top three in the live final on the 31 May. During the competition, she received singing lessons from Yvie Burnett and received offers from various record labels. After the show, she rejected offers of contracts from Sony BMG, although she did appear on fellow finalist Andrew Johnston's debut album One Voice.
Smith signed a contract with Universal Classics and Jazz for a ￡2.3 million in December 2008, the largest ever granted to a schoolgirl. Her debut album, Faryl, was recorded in December 2008 and January 2009, and was released in March 2009. Faryl became the fastest selling solo classical album in British chart history, selling 29,200 copies in the first week. It debuted at number 6, but rose to number 4 in the following week, making Smith the third Britain's Got Talent contestant to have a top ten album. Smith lives with her parents in Kettering, where she attends Southfield School for Girls.
01. Amazing Grace
02. The River Of Light (Blue Danube)
03. Ave Maria
04. Annie's Song
05. A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square
06. Mother Of God, Here I Stand
08. Brahms' Lullaby
09. Calon Lan
10. How Can I Keep From Singing
12. The Way Old Friends Do