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Tuesday 17 October 2017

Body and Soul: Faryl Smith

My parents are . . . my dad is in the building trade and my mum is a hairdresser, and both of them mean a lot to me. My mum still does my hair for me as well as doing the hair for the rest of the family.

The house I grew up in . . . is the house I still live in, we have never moved.

When I was a child I wanted to be . . . a singer. I have been singing since I was three years of age when I used to go to nursery school. I auditioned for Britain's Got Talent when I was 12 years old.

If I could change one thing about myself I would . . . change my nose. I always

joke to my mum that I'm going to get something done to it when I'm older, but she warns me that it will affect my singing voice.

You wouldn't know it but I'm very good at . . . football. I have played since I was about seven years old and I still play every now and again.

You may not know it but I'm no good at . . . hockey, or any sports other than football and basketball!

At night I dream of . . . random things, and I can't really remember them. But sometimes I dream about the places I'm going to visit next.

When I look in the mirror I see . . . someone who is very happy and living the dream.

My favourite item of clothing is . . . probably a red performance dress I wear quite a lot and which I bought on the internet.

I usually buy most of my clothes from the internet, or have them made for me.

I drive . . . nothing yet, as I'm not old enough to drive!

My real-life villain is . . . difficult to pick. There isn't really anyone that I hate but if I had to pick somebody I would pick George Bush.

My favourite piece of music is . . . Ave Maria because I sang it on my Britain's Got Talent audition, so it holds great memories for me.

I thought I might get sick of singing it but I haven't because my voice has changed a lot since then.

My favourite book is . . . I don't read much but when I was younger I read Charlotte Church's book.

It was weird, because all the things she did, when she was younger and my age, were what I ended up doing!

The person who really makes me laugh is . . . Russell Brand, I think he is hilarious.

The last time I cried . . . was at a funeral of a family friend last week.

My five-year plan is . . . to finish school, do my A Levels. Go to university and see what happens then.

My life philosophy is . . . to go with the flow.

I try not to worry about things too much and I believe that whatever happens, happens.

Faryl Smith will be joining Jonathan Ansell in concert in the National Concert Hall on October 20. For tickets see www.nch.ie or call the box office on 01 417 0000 for more details

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