From the moment she was born, the parents of one Woburn schoolgirl knew she was destined to become a Singer.
And in an ironic twist of fate, 12-year-old Lydia Singer has been blessed with the voice of an angel, with a powerful soprano range.
That talent comes with more than a bit of ambition, as the Tring Park School of Performing Arts pupil releases her independent single, Meteor, on Sunday and aims to break into the top 40 charts.
Lydia said: “When I first heard the song being played, I thought it was amazing and I knew I wanted to do it.
“Recording it was hard work, but we were surrounded by fun people in the studio - it was definitely great fun to do.”
Meteor was co-written by Rob Davis, who is best known for writing Kylie Minogue’s 2001 hit Can’t Get You Out Of My Head.
Davis was so impressed on hearing Lydia’s voice that he instantly agreed to work with her and co-wrote Meteor with husband-and-wife team Lauren Field and Charles Foskett from Dunstable.
But, it is as a singer-songwriter that proud mum Alyson thinks her daughter stands the best chance of making it big. Mrs Singer said: “I think in time, she will use all her own material. She’s really growing as a songwriter and plays the piano beautifully.”
To get into the top 40, Lydia needs to amass 4000 downloads of the song in the space of a week. With grassroots interest building online and in radio stations, it’s one Lydia is ready to match.
She said: “It’s nerve racking, 4,000 is a lot of people but I’m giving it my best shot.”
> Meteor is available on iTunes from October 5.