Britain’s Got Talent runner-up Connie Talbot won the nation’s hearts in 2007 at the age of six with her toothless smile and her rendition of ‘Over the Rainbow’, but now she looks very different
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Connie Talbot – the cute gap-toothed runner-up in the first series of Britain’s Got Talent – is now taking ‘classic train toilet selfies’ at the age of 21.
Connie captured the hearts of the nation at just six years old when she finished second to opera singer Paul Potts in the 2007 show’s inaugural final.
She sang Over the Rainbow from The Wizard of Oz, having previously qualified for the semifinals after wowing television audiences and judges Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden and Piers Morgan with her rendition of Michael Jackson’s Ben.
However, she’s grown up a lot since then, as can be seen from her regular glam snaps on Instagram, where she has 300,000 followers.
In addition to her toilet selfie, other images posted by Connie show her relaxing at a seaside restaurant during a “studio break,” posing in a denim dress with an air mattress.
Birmingham-born Connie released her first album, Over the Rainbow, six months after she found fame on BGT, and it sold 250,000 copies and reached number 35 in the UK charts, but number one in Hong Kong, South Korea and Taiwan.
The following year she released a Christmas album and two more until 2012.
Connie was particularly popular in Asian countries, being watched by 400 million people on Chinese state television in 2011 after she was asked to take part in a show celebrating the start of the Chinese New Year.
Three years ago she competed in Britain’s Got Talent – The Champions but failed to make it to the final, which was won by street dance duo Twist and Pulse – the 2010 show’s runners-up.
Still working as a singer, she released her latest single “I would” two years ago in 2020.
The next episode of the current series of Britain’s Got Talent is shown on ITV this Saturday night as contestants try to progress from the audition stage by receiving four yeses from judges Cowell, Holden, David Walliams and Alesha Dixon.
Two acts have already earned an automatic spot in the semi-finals by receiving a gold buzzer from the judges. Holden put singer Loren Allred through after she sang “Never Enough” after revealing on the show that her voice was used for the track in the Greatest Showman film.
Meanwhile, comedian Axel Blake received the golden buzzer privilege from Cowell after he joked about the pandemic, the subway and contactless cards.
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https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/britains-talent-star-connie-talbot-26769404 Britain's Got Talent star Connie Talbot is unrecognizable as she takes a 'classic toilet selfie'