Karaoke queen Charlotte Church

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 5 April 2010
Charlotte Church

Karaoke queen Charlotte Church

Charlotte Church knew it was time to return to the spotlight when she became obsessed with singing karaoke

Charlotte Church started singing karaoke when she took a break from work.

The 'Crazy Chick' hitmaker - who has returned to British TV screens as a judge on Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber's new talent search show 'Over the Rainbow' - realised it was time to return to the spotlight when she couldn't stop herself getting up on stage when out with boyfriend Gavin Henson.

She said: "I've just been at home child rearing and I knew I wanted to get back into music.

"I missed singing; every time we'd go out I'd end up in a karaoke bar and I'd completely steal the mic - 'Black Velvet', 'Walking in Memphis', 'Valerie'.

"So I thought, 'It's getting a little low-rent now, Charl', come on now, you should probably do this again professionally."

Discussing her comeback to music, 24-year-old Charlotte - who has a two-year-old daughter Ruby and 14-month-old son Dexter - has promised her new album will be a "lot better" than her 2005 LP 'Tissues and Issues'.

She said: "I've been songwriting a lot recently, because I had stuff to say and because there's a little part of me that wants to be a poet, but also because nobody really writes songs for my range.

"When I listen back to 'Tissues and Issues', that was kind of my first try at writing, and I think 'Ahhh! So little!' And I might think that of this album in 10 years' time. But I don't think so. I think it's a lot better."

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