BRITAIN’s Got Talent’s rarely seen child star Shakira Ridell-Morales is unrecognisable – 14 years after auditioning for the show aged four.
She was the talent show’s youngest ever audition and the dancer appeared in series one when Piers Morgan was a judge.
Britain’s Got Talent’s rarely seen child star Shakira Ridell-Morales when she auditioned for the first ever series aged fourCredit: ITV
The young star was judged by Piers Morgan, Amanda Holden and show boss Simon CowellCredit: TalkBack Thames
Shakira is now 18 and working as a theatre actress
In her audition, she performed the Colombian Salsa to traditional Latin music and Piers remarked: “You’re the prettiest girl we’ve seen so far”.
Amanda Holden described the young talent as “fantastic” and she advanced through to the next round, but just missed out on the semi-finals.
The knock back didn’t stop Shakira from following her dreams.
Her voice melted hearts, and a year after her BGT audition she appeared on BBC Show Basil & Barney’s Swap Shop, while in 2011 she provided voice acting for a CBeebies children’s show Small Potatoes.
She also won a place in the famous Brit School – who has churned out stars including Adele, Amy Winehouse and Paloma Faith.
Shakira went on to train under the Royal Court Theatre group who work with undiscovered and emerging artists.
Her talents have led her to starring in West End production Les Miserables as Young Eponine.
In 2018, at the age of 16, Shakira used her vocal talents once more as a singer on a series of Youtube videos posted by Anton Browne.
In June 2019 she shared her first original song Feelings at a performance in London.
The Sun previously revealed how Charlie Wernham made his name on Britain’s Got Talent, but 13 years later the former child star is unrecognisable and has joined EastEnders.
And, Britain’s Got Talent’s rarely seen child star Robbie Firmin is now all grown up and has landed roles in Fashion Festival, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe and Peter Pan with Spotlites Theatre.
And child stars Bars and Melody look very different to their BGT days when they appeared as angelic youngsters on the show.
The lads, now in their 20s, are still going as a rap and R&B act, but will be forever remembered for their anti-bullying song on the show.
The adorable kid won hearts in the first series of the talent showCredit: ITV
Shakira didn’t make the semi finals of BGTCredit: Getty
Shakira won roles on CBBC and went on to attend the Brit SchoolCredit: Getty
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