Hollie Steel’s single a hit for Christmas

PRE-ORDER SUCCESS: Where Are You Christmas? by Hollie Steel

PRE-ORDER SUCCESS: Where Are You Christmas? by Hollie Steel

First published in Hyndburn

HOLLIE Steel’s family say she is close to her dream of making the charts in her own right after missing out on a duet with Rolf Harris.

The East Lancashire youngster’s single Where Are You Christmas?, is performing well in the HMV pre-order for Christmas charts, despite receiving no no airplay yet.

Hollie’s mum Nina said that after just three days of being available on pre-order, Hollie’s single, co-written by Mariah Carey, rose rapidly to the number 10 spot for most popular HMV pre-ordered singles.

However she is urging East Lancashire to back Hollie with more orders to help the 11-year-old’s dream of making the top ten become a reality for Christmas.

She said: “Currently Hollie’s single is just behind Robbie Williams’ and ahead of singles by Nelly Furtado, Alicia Keys and Morrisey – and the single should be played across radio stations within the next week.

“It is only the pre-order charts and it is early days but she could have been on the last page and instead she is on the first so it is a good sign.

"Especially as no-one has heard the song yet!

“If we can keep her pre-order numbers high then it means that she will get more air time when the single is released.”

Hollie, who lives in Huncoat but grew up in Burnley and goes to school in Whalley, hit the headlines earlier this year after making it through to the finals of hit ITV1 show Britain’s Got Talent.

Rolf Harris chose to record a single with Status Quo, instead of performing a song he had written about a grandfather and granddaughter with Hollie as previously planned.

On the U-turn, Nina added: “I didn’t hear anything from his manager about the decision despite getting positive feedback in the beginning.

“It is a project idea and could still happen next year or the year after, though.

“Hollie is doing really well on her own and in some ways it would be better to see her make it into the charts on her own efforts.

“She would love to be in the top ten and I really hope everyone will support her.”

The £1.99 CD is available exclusively from HMV from Monday, December 7, and is available to pre-order now.

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1:01pm Wed 25 Nov 09

Mikeee47 says...

Pushy mother pushed the son too,
Cant stand kids who throw big tantrums, But good luck to her make the money while you can & your mum will spend it for you.
Pushy mother pushed the son too, Cant stand kids who throw big tantrums, But good luck to her make the money while you can & your mum will spend it for you. Mikeee47
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1:31pm Wed 25 Nov 09

Akki says...

""she is urging East Lancashire to back Hollie with more orders to help the 11-year-old’s dream of making the top ten become a reality for Christmas.""

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Why dont you just give us your registered charity number and im sure people will be happy to donate.
""she is urging East Lancashire to back Hollie with more orders to help the 11-year-old’s dream of making the top ten become a reality for Christmas."" . Why dont you just give us your registered charity number and im sure people will be happy to donate. Akki
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1:41pm Wed 25 Nov 09

jogalot says...

I never saw Hollie throw a tantrum. Geez, you folk are so cruel! She's a young girl loving singing and being on TV. What's wrong with that? She has a beautiful voice, is extremely talented so why do you miserable lot try and spoil it for her? Jealousy?
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Most good mothers are pushy and will do anything they feel is best for their child. I wish them all the best. I don't know or know anybody who knows the family, btw, and am just basing my opinions on what I've seen on telly, which is a wonderful little girl with the voice of an angel and a heart of gold.
I never saw Hollie throw a tantrum. Geez, you folk are so cruel! She's a young girl loving singing and being on TV. What's wrong with that? She has a beautiful voice, is extremely talented so why do you miserable lot try and spoil it for her? Jealousy? . Most good mothers are pushy and will do anything they feel is best for their child. I wish them all the best. I don't know or know anybody who knows the family, btw, and am just basing my opinions on what I've seen on telly, which is a wonderful little girl with the voice of an angel and a heart of gold. jogalot
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1:53pm Wed 25 Nov 09

mikebuk says...

I am surprised at Rolf Harris changing his mind there.
I am surprised at Rolf Harris changing his mind there. mikebuk
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5:16pm Wed 25 Nov 09

Davidoff says...

No tantrums, eh? Well, as it's a show about wannabe performers then ...

Okay. The preparation for her performance on BGT was obviously not done well. Now, call me cynical, but it IS (again) a show about wannabe performers. So, the public will base their opinions on what was seen as it happened. LIVE.

It seem very well stage managed. Mother to hand, little Hollie 'forgets' her words, bursts into tears. Mother rushes in (so obviously was near to the stage to do so) and then pleads with the Evil Mr Simon Cowell and Co to give her a second chance.

And a winning performance it was. So, if that wasn't a (planned?) 'tantrum' then really no one knows what one is.

Now, says she goes to school in Whalley (my neck of the woods) so either that would be the primary school (but doubtful as how the heck would someone living in Huncoat wangle themselves a place in that catchment area?) so I am to assume it's Oak Hill College. Maybe. Figures.

Now, she's 'storming' up the charts. Rolf Harris? King of the novelty and 'can you see what it is yet?'. Oh for the days of wonderful songs like 'Two Little Boys'. But has chosen Status Quo. It would be interesting to find out what the reason for this 'u-turn' could be. Or has Rolf figured out what most of the public saw and heard that night?

I would much rather see acts (with decent music) reach the Christmas number one spot rather than some flash in the pan five second wonder (whom no one will really remember this time next year save for LET plugging her everynow and again) who got where they are now because they threw a tantrum on national tv to gain public sympathy. All seemed planned, somewhat.

As for the voice? I've heard much better from people. Except they don't have pushy parents nor throw tantrums on (nor even get the chance to) national live television because their act wasn't up to scratch so whether or not it was planned I expect plenty will look at it as if it was.

And like her mother says' no one has heard the song yet! Is this what taste has now become?

As for any jealousy. Nope, what people can clearly see and judge for themselves.

As for most good mothers being pushy. And it being 'good for the child'. It's all about whether someone has got talent. You don't need to be pushy if you genuinely have some. Well, I've seen plenty of 'pushy' types through the years. Talent. It's squirm inducing watching some of them try to perform when it's obvious they haven't got what it takes but because they've pushed, some in quite a nasty way, they get where they want to be.

Still, any old tat gets in the charts these days. Taste. What taste?
No tantrums, eh? Well, as it's a show about wannabe performers then ... Okay. The preparation for her performance on BGT was obviously not done well. Now, call me cynical, but it IS (again) a show about wannabe performers. So, the public will base their opinions on what was seen as it happened. LIVE. It seem very well stage managed. Mother to hand, little Hollie 'forgets' her words, bursts into tears. Mother rushes in (so obviously was near to the stage to do so) and then pleads with the Evil Mr Simon Cowell and Co to give her a second chance. And a winning performance it was. So, if that wasn't a (planned?) 'tantrum' then really no one knows what one is. Now, says she goes to school in Whalley (my neck of the woods) so either that would be the primary school (but doubtful as how the heck would someone living in Huncoat wangle themselves a place in that catchment area?) so I am to assume it's Oak Hill College. Maybe. Figures. Now, she's 'storming' up the charts. Rolf Harris? King of the novelty and 'can you see what it is yet?'. Oh for the days of wonderful songs like 'Two Little Boys'. But has chosen Status Quo. It would be interesting to find out what the reason for this 'u-turn' could be. Or has Rolf figured out what most of the public saw and heard that night? I would much rather see acts (with decent music) reach the Christmas number one spot rather than some flash in the pan five second wonder (whom no one will really remember this time next year save for LET plugging her everynow and again) who got where they are now because they threw a tantrum on national tv to gain public sympathy. All seemed planned, somewhat. As for the voice? I've heard much better from people. Except they don't have pushy parents nor throw tantrums on (nor even get the chance to) national live television because their act wasn't up to scratch so whether or not it was planned I expect plenty will look at it as if it was. And like her mother says' no one has heard the song yet! Is this what taste has now become? As for any jealousy. Nope, what people can clearly see and judge for themselves. As for most good mothers being pushy. And it being 'good for the child'. It's all about whether someone has got talent. You don't need to be pushy if you genuinely have some. Well, I've seen plenty of 'pushy' types through the years. Talent. It's squirm inducing watching some of them try to perform when it's obvious they haven't got what it takes but because they've pushed, some in quite a nasty way, they get where they want to be. Still, any old tat gets in the charts these days. Taste. What taste? Davidoff
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10:53am Thu 26 Nov 09

Mikeee47 says...

Davidoff wrote:
No tantrums, eh? Well, as it's a show about wannabe performers then ... Okay. The preparation for her performance on BGT was obviously not done well. Now, call me cynical, but it IS (again) a show about wannabe performers. So, the public will base their opinions on what was seen as it happened. LIVE. It seem very well stage managed. Mother to hand, little Hollie 'forgets' her words, bursts into tears. Mother rushes in (so obviously was near to the stage to do so) and then pleads with the Evil Mr Simon Cowell and Co to give her a second chance. And a winning performance it was. So, if that wasn't a (planned?) 'tantrum' then really no one knows what one is. Now, says she goes to school in Whalley (my neck of the woods) so either that would be the primary school (but doubtful as how the heck would someone living in Huncoat wangle themselves a place in that catchment area?) so I am to assume it's Oak Hill College. Maybe. Figures. Now, she's 'storming' up the charts. Rolf Harris? King of the novelty and 'can you see what it is yet?'. Oh for the days of wonderful songs like 'Two Little Boys'. But has chosen Status Quo. It would be interesting to find out what the reason for this 'u-turn' could be. Or has Rolf figured out what most of the public saw and heard that night? I would much rather see acts (with decent music) reach the Christmas number one spot rather than some flash in the pan five second wonder (whom no one will really remember this time next year save for LET plugging her everynow and again) who got where they are now because they threw a tantrum on national tv to gain public sympathy. All seemed planned, somewhat. As for the voice? I've heard much better from people. Except they don't have pushy parents nor throw tantrums on (nor even get the chance to) national live television because their act wasn't up to scratch so whether or not it was planned I expect plenty will look at it as if it was. And like her mother says' no one has heard the song yet! Is this what taste has now become? As for any jealousy. Nope, what people can clearly see and judge for themselves. As for most good mothers being pushy. And it being 'good for the child'. It's all about whether someone has got talent. You don't need to be pushy if you genuinely have some. Well, I've seen plenty of 'pushy' types through the years. Talent. It's squirm inducing watching some of them try to perform when it's obvious they haven't got what it takes but because they've pushed, some in quite a nasty way, they get where they want to be. Still, any old tat gets in the charts these days. Taste. What taste?
well said Mr Cowell
[quote][p][bold]Davidoff[/bold] wrote: No tantrums, eh? Well, as it's a show about wannabe performers then ... Okay. The preparation for her performance on BGT was obviously not done well. Now, call me cynical, but it IS (again) a show about wannabe performers. So, the public will base their opinions on what was seen as it happened. LIVE. It seem very well stage managed. Mother to hand, little Hollie 'forgets' her words, bursts into tears. Mother rushes in (so obviously was near to the stage to do so) and then pleads with the Evil Mr Simon Cowell and Co to give her a second chance. And a winning performance it was. So, if that wasn't a (planned?) 'tantrum' then really no one knows what one is. Now, says she goes to school in Whalley (my neck of the woods) so either that would be the primary school (but doubtful as how the heck would someone living in Huncoat wangle themselves a place in that catchment area?) so I am to assume it's Oak Hill College. Maybe. Figures. Now, she's 'storming' up the charts. Rolf Harris? King of the novelty and 'can you see what it is yet?'. Oh for the days of wonderful songs like 'Two Little Boys'. But has chosen Status Quo. It would be interesting to find out what the reason for this 'u-turn' could be. Or has Rolf figured out what most of the public saw and heard that night? I would much rather see acts (with decent music) reach the Christmas number one spot rather than some flash in the pan five second wonder (whom no one will really remember this time next year save for LET plugging her everynow and again) who got where they are now because they threw a tantrum on national tv to gain public sympathy. All seemed planned, somewhat. As for the voice? I've heard much better from people. Except they don't have pushy parents nor throw tantrums on (nor even get the chance to) national live television because their act wasn't up to scratch so whether or not it was planned I expect plenty will look at it as if it was. And like her mother says' no one has heard the song yet! Is this what taste has now become? As for any jealousy. Nope, what people can clearly see and judge for themselves. As for most good mothers being pushy. And it being 'good for the child'. It's all about whether someone has got talent. You don't need to be pushy if you genuinely have some. Well, I've seen plenty of 'pushy' types through the years. Talent. It's squirm inducing watching some of them try to perform when it's obvious they haven't got what it takes but because they've pushed, some in quite a nasty way, they get where they want to be. Still, any old tat gets in the charts these days. Taste. What taste? [/p][/quote]well said Mr Cowell Mikeee47
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6:22pm Mon 30 Nov 09

texaswc says...

I have no idea why people need to be cynical. Hollie's mother stands behind her daughter 100%. If Hollie didn't want this, then mom would not push her to it. Everyone seems to have forgotten that this is what HOLLIE wants, and Hollie has many times stated such fact. As for the issue on BGT, well, IT HAPPENS! It was not staged, nor an act, nor was it a tantrum. Hollie wanted to start over and asked several times, and her mom backed her on that as well, and yes pushed, the judges, not Hollie, for the second try. Davidoff, unless you personally know the truth, then quit assuming you know the truth. Get your facts right. Oh, and a last note, you didn't even know what school she goes to? You had no idea, even though there was a rather long interview of her going back to school after the BGT competitions. I guess you missed that, which tells me you do not know enough about Hollie to even offer a proper opinion. If you met Hollie and spoke to her, you would see that she really is a sweet young girl that loves what she is doing. sshe has a very beautiful classical voice. Just because she doesn't sing the current pop style doesn't mean she doesn't have talent. I know first-hand how talented she really is.
I have no idea why people need to be cynical. Hollie's mother stands behind her daughter 100%. If Hollie didn't want this, then mom would not push her to it. Everyone seems to have forgotten that this is what HOLLIE wants, and Hollie has many times stated such fact. As for the issue on BGT, well, IT HAPPENS! It was not staged, nor an act, nor was it a tantrum. Hollie wanted to start over and asked several times, and her mom backed her on that as well, and yes pushed, the judges, not Hollie, for the second try. Davidoff, unless you personally know the truth, then quit assuming you know the truth. Get your facts right. Oh, and a last note, you didn't even know what school she goes to? You had no idea, even though there was a rather long interview of her going back to school after the BGT competitions. I guess you missed that, which tells me you do not know enough about Hollie to even offer a proper opinion. If you met Hollie and spoke to her, you would see that she really is a sweet young girl that loves what she is doing. sshe has a very beautiful classical voice. Just because she doesn't sing the current pop style doesn't mean she doesn't have talent. I know first-hand how talented she really is. texaswc
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11:06am Sun 13 Dec 09

Chato says...

I search now for a while to find how to order Hollies release. I can not find! Please make it more transparent to order. Hollie should not only be heared in the english speaking countrys. I watched her on internet - the itv talent show time and again. I am still fascinated! And there should not only be records to hear. I love to see her sing, on stage, in studio, or in a musicvideo. She is adorable and lovely.
Concratulates to her to have such a mum. Nina is allways around her baby, to hold her and to give her Power. Simply heartwarming.
My best wishes for the Steel Family!
Chato
I search now for a while to find how to order Hollies release. I can not find! Please make it more transparent to order. Hollie should not only be heared in the english speaking countrys. I watched her on internet - the itv talent show time and again. I am still fascinated! And there should not only be records to hear. I love to see her sing, on stage, in studio, or in a musicvideo. She is adorable and lovely. Concratulates to her to have such a mum. Nina is allways around her baby, to hold her and to give her Power. Simply heartwarming. My best wishes for the Steel Family! Chato Chato
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