YOUNG songstress Hollie Steel is using her TV talent show success to help her top the charts.
The 11-year-old is ploughing her earnings from the Britain’s Got Talent tour into recording her very first album - and has high hopes of topping the festive charts with a Christmas single.
The Huncoat schoolgirl had hoped to be snapped up by a record label following her showstopping appearances on the ITV show, but no contracts came her way.
Undeterred, she decided to get herself into the recording studio and, with the help of an independent label, is laying down a mixture of her favourite songs.
Once finished, the as-yet-unnamed album will be available for download, but mum Nina said they were hoping a donor would help them get the album on the high street.
She said: "We’re hoping someone will come forward and sponsor her to release it as an album that you can buy in the shops, which isn’t very achievable for a family from Accrington.
"We’re doing this for her because it’s what she wants to do and she’s got all these songs that she wants everybody to hear."
The Oakhill College pupil has spent several weeks in the recording studio in Nelson after school and at weekends and has picked most of the songs herself, which include opera and songs from the shows.
Nina also said Hollie may release a Christmas single but was waiting for the go-ahead from producers.
She added: "She’s loving it and it’s nice for her to be able to listen back to her voice, because you can’t do that when you’re performing a show. It’s a really special experience for an 11-year-old to go into a recording studio but she just takes it in her stride and she’s still the same Hollie."