Tuesday, 19 May 2009


I am beside myself with pride!

My beautiful, wonderful, talented and lovely daughter Katie, has won the first "Holt's Got Talent" competition!

We are so amazingly proud of her!

Singing on Stage

We live in a small village, not far from Bath in Wiltshire. It has an amazing community spirit and there is always lots going on. We have many clubs and organisations and a very thriving and brilliant Amateur Dramatic Society. They decided to hold a competition along the lines of "Britian's Got Talent" and they had the auditions last week. Katie got through, along with 14 other acts, ranging from pianists, dancers, bands through to singers, with ages ranging from 10 years old right through to OAP's.

Katie decided to sing "Colours of the Wind" from Disney's Pocahontas. She sang totally unaccompanied! She is only 13 years old, but she showed a maturity far beyond her years on the stage.

I have to say, that as her voice rang out over the audience, I got covered in goosebumps and experienced one of the happiest and proudest moments of my life.

Receiving her prize, a beautiful bowl, a certificate and £50.00 prize money.

With the Judges

Well done Katie - our own Wondergirl, because you are wonderful and I wonder how on earth I could have produced such an amazing person!

We love you so very much!


dichro-findings said...

Oh! That is just absolutely fabulous! I'm really proud for you and Katie!
Gloria XXXX

ZudaGay said...

How wonderful!!! Congrats to your Katie!!

incywincy said...

ah, well done Katie!! x

Pips said...

Thank you so much Gloria! We are still all on cloud 9 here!

Hi Zuda! Thank you so much - Katie is so happy!

Thanks so much Incy!!! Katie does not know I have posted this, so will show her when she gets in - she will be thrilled with all these lovely comments!

Glamglass said...

Oh wow, that made my eyes fill up!! Amazing for all of you! Well done Katie! x

Liz (made in lowell) said...

Fantastic! Congratulations to Katie!! So exciting :)

Pips said...

Thanks so much Glam! I am all emotional about it too - even 4 days later lol!!

Hi Liz - thank you so much commenting - it will mean the world to Katie!

Lynda said...

Wow! I am so proud of Katie, too! That is wonderful news, but I am not a bit surprised, given her mother's talent! Bravo, Katie!

Purple Sparkle said...

Wow that's fantastic! Congratulations Katie! :-) xx

Pips said...

Hi Lynda - thank you so much! I think her talent comes from Darren though - I can't sing at all!!!

Hi Becky - thank you so much - I can't wait to show Katie all these lovely comments - she will be made up!!

eve said...

Well done to her, she looks older that 13. At xmas my daughter robyn who is 9 was mary in the nativity play had to sing herself on stage, i was nervous but she was fine, i would never have had the nerve to do that,

Nicola said...

Wow that's fabulous - love the HUGE cup she got too!
Nic xx

SharonP said...

How wonderful! Talent sure does run in the family! Now, when does WonderGirl sign her first contract?!

x vInTaGe VioLeT x said...

wow - what a lovely post!
Katie - you are so brave - i couldn't do that. Well done x

K.C. said...

Such Happiness! lovely pictures! I bet your cheeks are hurting from smiling so much! Congratulations to you both! But Pippa, does this mean that you can't get her in the kitchen to cook dinner for you now that she's a celebrity, so you can get in the studio? ;)


Pips said...

Thank you eve! I wouldn't have the confidence to do it either!

Hi Nic! Thank you - yes the bowl is huge!!! Now residing in pride of place on a large shelf!!

Aww thanks so much Sharon! Who knows where it might lead!

Thanks so much VV - she is very brave, but loves it so much!

Hi Kate!! Hehe - yes think I will have to do all the cooking now - unless I talk her into making lots of "Victory Meals" lol! Lovely to hear from you xx

Jael said...

Congratulations! Beautiful girl and proud mom :)

Lynn's Little Creations said...

I didn't know your daughter could sing...and she looks much older than 13 on stage. Great Job Katie...I know you are both proud =D

lidia paradis said...

Congrat. to your daughter !!
Big hug

Pips said...

Thank you so much Jael, Lynn and Lydia.

Katie has been so thrilled to read all your lovely comments!

Julz said...

Way to go Katie!!!
I can fully understand your feelings of motherly pride and wonder Pip...I also have an amazingly talented daughter, well actually two...but one is not following the path of singing at this stage. Sophie never ceases to amaze me with her talent...I am in awe...just as you are.

Pips said...

Thanks so much Julz - it is amazing how our children constantly amaze us lol! We are very, very proud!