July 23 2014 Latest news:
By Alan Davies
Saturday, June 7, 2014
A Britain’s Got Talent finalist is hoping to score a hit with her World Cup charity single.
Hertfordshire teenager Gabz releases her World Cup song Holiday in Brazil tomorrow (Sunday).
The 15-year-old singer-songwriter from Stevenage won over Simon Cowell on last year’s Britain’s Got Talent.
And now she is determined to be the first ever female solo artist to have an England World Cup song in the charts.
Laying down the gauntlet to Gary Barlow and Gary Lineker’s World Cup track Greatest Day, Gabz’s upbeat single hopes to provide England fans with a catchy anthem to take to Brazil this summer – and at the same time raise money for Make-A-Wish Foundation UK.
Make-a-Wish grants magical wishes to children and young people fighting life-threatening conditions.
“We are extremely grateful to Gabz for choosing to support Make-A-Wish,” said Amanda Williams, director of fundraising at the charity.
“Proceeds from the song will help us grant more magical wishes to brave and deserving young people.
“In 2014 we want to grant 1,000 wishes, so her support is invaluable.”
Tapping into national sentiment – perpetual hope of success versus the expectation of failure – Holiday to Brazil mentions the word ‘England’ 16 times.
And in a cheeky nod to the official song, it includes the line: “You never know in football, could be our Greatest Day. And even if we don’t win we’ll have had a holiday”.
After stunning Cowell and the Britain’s Got Talent judges last year, singer-songwriter Gabz reached number six in the UK charts last summer with her debut single Lighters (The One).
You can watch the video for Gabz’s single Holiday in Brazil at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwrutuVe77w