Last night I ordered a couple of tickets to go and see Bo Bruce at Newcastle’s 02 Academy in June. It’ll be a year – and a far cry – from when I first heard her sing on The Voice and was totally captivated by the exact thing that gave the show its name.
The first glimpse of fame often means an unlocking of the past and this young lady had evidently overcome the trappings of privilege and a fair share of issues –and heartache – in pursuit of her dream. I did something I rarely do and sent a good luck message via Facebook (other social media sites are available) and was amazed to get a reply – a lovely reply in fact.
One or two more were exchanged as the competition progressed and I was struck by her humility as well as an unstated, but clearly underlying determination to get the chance to share the gift with which she’d been blessed.
Bo's life will have changed beyond all recognition these past months. In June, I will stand, watch and listen to a talented and beautiful young woman who I don’t know, have never met and probably will not meet, but who has earned the right to emerge from the proverbial tunnel into a bright light she probably sometimes thought she’d never see.
So I just wanted to say “congratulations” Bo. Good luck in all you do and I hope the reality exceeds the dream x
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