Harpenden-based Britain’s Got Talent singer Alice Fredenham launches new album funding bid
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She has been labelled “smoking hot” by The Script’s Danny O’Donoghue and hailed for her liquid gold voice by Simon Cowell.
Alice Fredenham, the Harpenden singer praised on Britain’s Got Talent for having a voice so beautiful she could “sing the telephone directory,” has launched a campaign to help record and bring out her first album.
Two years ago the former beauty therapist graced our screens on both the BBC’s The Voice, and ITV’s BGT.
After reaching the semi-finals in the latter show, Sony had her sign on the dotted line for a demo contract.
But then came the crushing news late last year that the entertainment giant had decided to turn its back on the songstress, despite her popularity both here and in the United States.
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However, buoyed by her legions of fans who refused to give up on her, Alice has just launched a crowdfunding venture through online funding platform kickstarter.com, seeking pledges to help her reach a total £27,000 to enable her to record an album.
An upbeat Alice told the Herts Advertiser: “I spoke to lots of people about it, and thought it would enable me to create music I wanted to sing.”
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Alice, who is currently working as a nanny in Harpenden, said that while Sony got her to focus on music more suitable for nightclubs, “the music I like to sing is very old-fashioned; more of a retro sound.”
While she is not bitter about being dumped by Sony, Alice feels she was, “strung along for a long time by them. I wasn’t sure where they were trying to place me in the music industry, which made it difficult.
“So I’m happy to now be in charge of the situation, and it’s exciting to have launched the ‘kickstarter’ campaign.
“I only started last week and I have already been pledged over £10,000. It’s amazing. I’m overwhelmed.”
Proof of Alice’s popularity is obvious online, where stories about her have consistently been in the most read on this paper’s website for months, with one alone boasting over 52,000 page impressions.
A YouTube video of her singing “My Funny Valentine” for a Britain’s Got Talent audition has had close to an impressive 23 million views.
Fans have posted positive messages on her kickstarter.com page, with one saying, “sending you more love from across the pond (Sacramento, California). I hope we can all pull this off and bless the world with an album with your beautiful voice.”
To back or see more details on Alice’s crowdfunding project go to: www.kickstarter.com/projects/333618248/alice-fredenham-bgt-new-studio-album?ref=email
No one is charged for a pledge towards a project unless it reaches its funding goal.