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Beau insures voice for PS1m; TEENAGER WHO WOWED BGT JUDGES TO RELEASE ALBUM.

Byline: SOPHIE MCCOID Social Media Reporter sophie.mccoid@trinitymirror.com @mccoidsophie

BRITAIN'S Got Talent star Beau Dermott has insured her stunning voice for PS1m after signing a major record deal.

The 13-year-old, from Widnes, who wowed judges on the talent show last year, is now preparing to release her debut album, Brave.

Lloyds of London have insured her unique voice to ensure it's protected while she's still at school.

Beau shot to fame when her electrifying audition on Britain's Got Talent earned her the golden buzzer from judge Amanda Holden - now Beau's mentor - taking her straight into the live finals.

Singing Defying Gravity, from the hit musical, Wicked, the YouTube clip of her performance currently has 24m views.

She's even got the backing from Idina Menzel, the original star of Wicked, who said: "OMG!! Beau Dermott you gave me chills with your performance of Defying Gravity".

Animal-lover Beau lives with her parents, older brother and two dogs.

Alongside recording her new album, Beau is organising a charity concert in aid of Cancer Research UK, raising money for vital research into all types of cancer, following her father's own diagnosis. It will take place at the Liverpool Philharmonic on October 12.

Beau was hand-picked by Dame Vera Lynn to open her 100th birthday celebration concert at the London Palladium earlier this year, in front of the Queen.

It was here that she caught the attention of Decca A&R executives when she performed a stunning rendition of 'Glad Rag Doll' - a song that Dame Vera had sung when she herself was a young girl.

Tom Lewis, Director of A&R at Decca, says: "Beau's voice is one in a million - and that's why it needs insuring!

"Having such an incredible talent at such a young age is truly remarkable, and we're looking forward to working with Beau as she develops into a young star."

Brave draws from Beau's passion for musical theatre and will feature the song that catapulted her to fame, Defying Gravity, as well as a host of classic favourites.

The album includes a touching version of Reflection, from Disney's Mulan, a poignant rendition of Tears In Heaven, by Eric Clapton, and a beautiful take on When you Wish Upon a Star, from Pinocchio.

The album also includes an original song called Brave - inspired by the film of the same name - and Sparkle, from a Japanese animated film called Your Name.

Beau, who is delighted to have recorded her first album, said: "It's like a dream come true."

Brave is released on August 25.

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