Britain's Got Talent star Connie Talbot brings out tribute to the fallen

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She has built up an army of fans from across the globe and now Streetly singing sensation Connie Talbot's latest musical offering has been backed by TV personality Stephen Fry.

She had recorded her new song, which is a cover of Heroes by the Swedish DJ and music producer Alesso, to raise money for the Royal British Legion's poppy appeal.

The QI frontman has posted a link to the YouTube video to his 7.8 million followers on Twitter.

The new video by the 13-year-old, features the teenager playing the piano to scenes from the First World War in a tribute to the troops who lost their lives fighting for our futures.

It shows the soldiers kissing their loved ones before they are sent off to war and troops firing their weapons.

It is broadcast in black and white, with the only colour used when red poppies are featured.

The day after the music video was uploaded, Stephen Fry shared a message of support on Twitter which read: "Really fine #poppyappeal contribution from @ConnieTalbot607."

Connie's mother Sharon said the song would hopefully be available to buy on iTunes in the near future, with proceeds going to the poppy appeal which is used by the Royal British Legion for welfare work with serving service personnel, veterans, and their families.


People can also click on a link next to the video on YouTube to donate to the appeal.

She said: "With the poppies at the Tower of London and Remembrance Day coming up, Connie wanted to contribute in some way herself.

"There's a link where people can donated to the poppy appeal and they are working on getting it on iTunes and all the proceeds will be donated."

Connie recorded the song at a studio in Birmingham.


Speaking about the support from actor, presenter and writer Fry on Twitter, her mother added: "I'm shocked really. It was really kind of him."

Connie first rose to prominence on TV show Britain's Got Talent in 2007 when her rendition of Somewhere Over The Rainbow grabbed the attention of the nation.

She is now preparing for a two-week tour of Hong Kong, Taiwan and Korea in late November.

Early next year she is also due release her latest album.

Connie in 2011

Since she came onto the scene, her debut album, Over the Rainbow, has sold more than 250,000 copies worldwide and reached number one in three countries.

In 2011, she also headed off to China to perform at the country's New Year celebrations which were shown to an audience of more than 600 million on the Chinese Government television.

Connie said: "I just want to raise as much money as possible for the Poppy Appeal. Anyone that gave us our future by fighting in wars, really should be looked after."

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