Emily Langford is singing her way to the top of her profession — aged 14

Fourteen-year-old Welsh singing sensation Emily Langford is a step closer to achieving her dream of turning professional. Currently “singer of the year” in the Vale of Glamorgan, Emily, who lives in Cowbridge, South Wales, has picked up the title for South Glamorgan too — her biggest accolade yet. 


She tells People: “I am really happy to have won, as I have wanted to win it for the past two years.” She recently performed live on Red Dragon FM radio and has been invited by Councillor David Morris, Mayor of Cowbridge (Ancient Borough), to perform at his private function. She is also singing at next week’s Miss Wales and Mister Wales competitions.

A classical singer, Emily says she idolises Barbra Streisand, so much so that she chose to sing the music legend’s song Papa Can You Hear Me? at the competition. A pupil at Cowbridge Comprehensive School, she wants to be a professional singer when she leaves school.

“I would love to have my own album and perform in the West End or on Broadway. I love acting and dancing too.”

She is also keen to perform at more Jewish events. Her family moved to Cowbridge from Gants Hill in Essex five years ago. 

    Last updated: 12:42pm, July 9 2008