Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 31 March 2015

Can Emma win Simon Cowell’s heart on Britain’s Got Talent?

She is eight years old, suffers from autism and is hoping to melt the heart of TV’s Mr Nasty.

Emma Lowry is planning to make a big impression on Simon Cowell and his fellow judges.

The young Newtownabbey singer boarded a flight for the Glasgow auditions of Britain’s Got Talent after going online and entering the competition herself.

Her parents were by her side as she made the trip to sing for the judges.

Her mother Kelly Lowry said that even though Emma has autism she was determined to get onto the television show and entered the competition without telling anyone.

"Emma’s a whiz on the computer and I didn’t know she had entered until I got an email about it .

"She had always spoken about the show and said ‘I’m going to enter’ and I said that was okay but I didn’t actually think she was going to do it.

"Once Emma gets something into her head she has to do it," her proud mother said.

Speaking to the Belfast Telegraph, an excited Emma claimed she would love to win the competition so she could meet the Queen.

Emma named Selena Gomez, Beyoncé and Lady Gaga as some of her favourite pop artists.

"My favourite girl band is The Saturdays and my favourite boy band is The Wanted," she said.

Emma is no stranger to the limelight. She stole the show during this year’s Citybeat Young Star Search final with her bubbly personality and outstanding vocals.

Since winning the junior section of the talent competition in August she has recorded a single with DJ and producer Micky Modelle. The CD is being sold to raise funds to purchase a bus for her school, Rosstulla Special School in Newtownabbey.

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