SINGING sensation Hollie Steel is about to learn a new song written especially for her by Australian artist Rolf Harris.
The 11-year-old from Huncoat first stole the heart of the nation when she appeared on Britain‘s Got Talent earlier this spring.
She famously broke down in tears during the show’s live semi-final but still made it through after boss Simon Cowell gave her a second chance.
And the youngster has found another fan in Rolf, who composed new song Opa Jacki just for her. Rolf, 79, has had Top 10 hits with Two Little Boys and Stairway To Heaven.
Hollie’s mum Nina told the Observer: "We received a letter last week which said, ‘Rolf Harris has expressed a huge interest in Hollie and would like to record a song with her. It’s a new song entitled Opus Jacki. It’s about a grandfather and granddaughter.’
"The music is being sent over to us so Hollie can learn. She actually remembered Rolf from Animal Hospital so she was excited to learn it was him who had written the song."
Since finishing the Britiain’s Got Talent tour, Hollie has had led a quiet life at home in Huncoat, but is desparate to make a record of her own.
Nina said: "The letter from Rolf Harris came as a complete surprise. We were thinking about making a CD on our own with some of the money Hollie earned during the tour. She really wants to make a record with some of her favourite songs."
Although it is not known if Opa Jacki will be released as a single, the family are hopeful the song will be the start of things to come for Hollie.
Nina added: "People from all over the world have been contacting us asking us if Hollie will be making an album. I know there are a lot of fans who want to hear from her and hopefully something will happen."