Friday Firsts: Sophie Fatu

Posted on 3 January 2020
By Alley Richardson
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The seven year old American, singing sensation Sophie Fatu, known also for her cheeky appearance on America’s Got Talent in 2018, at just age five where she was such a hit she made the Judges Cut with her sweet rendition of My Way at her audition.

Having taken the internet by storm with her slightly unusual taste for Jazz and Blues classics she now releases her first EP Love Is… A six track compilation hits arranged beautifully that shows off the power and passion of someone much older.

Singing from the age of four she has gone from strength to strength beginning with simple mother (Victoria Fatu, musician) daughter videos which were a hit at a national level and quickly went viral as her love for stars such as Frank Sinatra captured the hearts of millions and amassing more than 120 million views worldwide.

Her pitch-perfect vocals and her professionalism have gained her a reputation that many musicians take years to achieve but little Sophie appears to take everything in her stride, simply saying “I want to sing and make people happy.”

The opening track of the EP, Ain’t That A Kick In The Head, originally performed by Dean Martin in 1960, has been described as a statement song showing her fantastic ability to take a classic and make it her own hitting those high notes and growling out those words like a pro. Goody, Goody has all the pomp and big band feel of any old time speak-easy or Saturday night party that might just have you dancing or at least tapping your feet in time.

The EP is a big and bold arrangement and Sophie is well up for the challenge, belting out those sounds that much older artists would struggle to manage. And in keeping with her wish of wanting to keep the memory of Sinatra alive and is well on her way to achieving that.

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