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Marbella youngster shines on US TV

Show host Steve Harvey interviews Charlotte on Little Big Shots.
Show host Steve Harvey interviews Charlotte on Little Big Shots. / SUR
  • Talented Charlotte Summers sang to an audience of millions on Little Big Shots

A Marbella youngster is celebrating after performing to millions of viewers on a popular US TV show.

Charlotte Summers appeared on Little Big Shots after a video clip of her singing in Marbella went viral and caught the attention of the show's bosses.

The 12-year-old previously sang on Spanish TV show La Voz Kids at the age of nine, where she reached the semi-finals.

In her latest performance on the American TV show, the youngster belted out a rendition of It's a Man's World.

Charlotte, who goes to school at Las Chapas in El Rosario, got to visit Los Angeles and Hollywood for her trip to the US.

She told SUR in English: “I loved going to Los Angeles as it was a dream of mine. I was able to meet Fifth Harmony and saw Sam Smith and James Gordon while I was going to record Little Big Shots.

“I really loved everything about the US and visited places like the Walk of Fame.”

Charlotte, who was born in Spain and has an English father and Spanish mother, started singing at the age of six in school plays and got her first big break singing in Les Miserables at the Teatro Cervantes in Malaga.

Her father, Simon Summers, 49, who works in real estate, explained how she ended up on the US TV show after getting her hair cut in La Cañada shopping centre, Marbella.

He said: “One of the hairdressers asked her to sing something, as she recognised her from La Voz Kids. She sang a bit of a song that she had specially recorded for a competition, called Unicorn, and the hairdresser uploaded it. It went viral and has been seen by more than 20 million people worldwide.

“We were contacted by the producers of Little Big Shots who had seen the video and realised how good she is. The show is all about showcasing children with talent, who get interviewed by the presenter Steve Harvey and then perform.”

More information: To watch a clip of Charlotte's performance visit https://bit.ly/2rGITY1