Kerala-origin girl, 'Unexpected Star' on BBC show, is the latest singing sensation in UK

A Kerala-origin girl, Souparnika, has been garnering loud praise for her singing prowess in the UK.

The nine-year-old Souparnika had made headlines when she became the youngest person ever to feature on popular comedian Michael McIntyre's Big Show on BBC channel. Upcoming artists are given an opportunity to take part in the 'Unexpected Star' segment of the show once a year.

Souparnika sang before a crowd of over 2,000 people at the renowned Palladium in London. The little girl from Kerala got a standing ovation after her soulful rendition of 'I dreamed a dream'.

"All this is so unexpected. One of my biggest dreams have come true," the talented girl said.

Popular singers, comedians and stars are invited as guests to the show. Nominations to the show are kept a secret and the artists are not informed until much later.

The BBC programme has made her a popular figure among music lovers, and opened the doors for several other TV programmes in the UK.

Souparnika is a class V student of the Sebert Wood Community Primary School in Bury. She along with her parents, Kollam natives Dr Binu and Ranjitha, reside at Bury St Edmunds in England.

Souparnika has already proved her mettle on musical programmes in the UK. She had garnered lot of attention on social media for singing Vande Mataram on the occasion of the Independence Day when she was just six years old.

Souparnika also has a YouTube channel with 8.22K subscribers and 2.7K viewers. Even as she stays indoors during this COVID-19 crisis, Souparnika posts videos of her songs on social media platforms.

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