Belfast Telegraph

Eliza: I'm only good at music

Eliza Doolittle has said she is a singer because she can't do much else.

The 22-year-old, whose self-titled debut is out now, said: "I've really focused on what I wanted to do and never really thought about a back-up plan because, to be honest, I had no choice - I'm not really any good at anything else."

She added: "When I was really little, I just wanted to be a princess, but then I realised unless I married William or Harry, that would be pretty much impossible."

Eliza - whose mum is West End star Frances Ruffelle and whose grandmother is stage school founder Sylvia Young - doesn't want to use her famous connections to build her career.

"I don't want anyone to think I've just come along for the ride and got by on any connections I might have," she continued.

"All the people I work with now are the people I started with at a really young age and I've just made music with them rather than involve my family in anything. I didn't like the idea of the pressure that comes with everyone knowing my plans, and in some ways, I feel like I've got more to prove."

She added: "My mum was quite worried when I told her I wanted to be a singer. I think she'd hoped I would want to become a lawyer or something more stable, with a normal income. She knows how hard it can be."


From Belfast Telegraph