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Connie Talbot to sing at Chinese New Year celebrations
Connie Talbot
Connie came second on Britain's Got Talent when she was just six years old

Connie Talbot, the young Britain's Got Talent finalist from Streetly, will perform in front of 400 million viewers at China's New Year celebrations.

The 10-year-old recently returned from Seoul, South Korea.

She performed in front of world leaders including Barack Obama and David Cameron at the G20 summit.

Since coming second in the talent contest at the age of six, with Somewhere Over the Rainbow, Connie has become an international star.

She's had success in the Asian charts and at Christmas 2008 she topped the American Billboard singles chart with the Bob Marley classic Three Little Birds - she also appeared on the Oprah Winfrey and Ellen shows.

Walsall girl

Speaking to Adrian Goldberg on BBC WM the young star isn't at all fazed by all of this stardom and her feet are still rooted firmly in the West Midlands.

As well as going to school locally, Connie switched on the Wednesbury Christmas lights this year (along with Adrian Goldberg).

Connie Talbot

When Adrian asked her about how she felt about the prospect of performing to 400 million viewers in February 2011, she laughed and said: "It's weird".

Connie knows she's sold a lot of records and it's given her opportunities. She wasn't sure of the scale of her record sales but said: "I've been to a lot of countries."

Adrian asked Connie's mum Sharon "How do you get to keep a 10-year-olds feet on the ground?"

"I just tell her to treat everybody, whether they're celebrities, kings or queens, with the same respect. Nothing goes to her head.

"We made sure at Wednesbury (the light switch-on) that everybody got anything they wanted signed, any pictures and CDs and things.

"She's going to Bilston on Friday to visit a school that was burnt down. She'll be helping to fundraise. We've done fund raising in America and stuff in Asia, so we like to bring it home as well."

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