I was just about to post that video, and I see I've been beaten to it. Thanks John. Wonderful performance, and she holds a terrific note at the end. She is a very special singer and still only 15 years old. Well done Katie.
I am thrilled to be able to announce that Katie will be singing at my church, Christ Church, Dumbleton Avenue, Leicester LE3 2EB supporting Mary-Jess in the first concert of her "Prayer to a Snowflake" tour. Tickets are available from Sheila Forryan, telephone 01530 245098 or on the door, price £10.
I've seen a lot of Katie recently, in fact I've seen her perform three times in the last 2 weeks. The first was at my church, as mentioned above. I also went to the Mary-Jess concert at St Peters Church Leire, where Katie also supported Mary-Jess.
Then yesterday evening I was at Leicester Cathedral, for a concert in aid of our local Air Ambulance, which flies two helicopters and covers Leicestershire and several surrounding counties. Katie is an ambassador for the air ambulance, and performed brilliantly.
Also performing was Katie's friend Lewis Mobbs (who was also at Christ Church), along with the wonderful De Montfort University Gospel Choir and X Factor winner Sam Bailey (who mentioed that she was missing the Leicester City European Champions League football match against FC Porto as we all were, but we didn't miss much - we had already qualified for the next round and didn't need to win so they put out the reserves and lost 5-0!). A very enjoyable evening. Sam Bailey was incredulous that Katie is only 15 years old.
Oh, and today is Katie's birthday. Happy 16th birthday Katie!
Saw Katie in Concert at ST Peters Church Leire yesterday. She was awesome, I really rate her as one of the finest young singers on the planet. She especially excels at operatic stuff. This is a far too short clip from her rendition of Laudate Dominum, accompanied by the excellent Musical Village Choir. I always loved Hayley's recording if Laudate Dominum, but I can't insist that this is worse, although it is far too short.