Natalie Coyle's stadium joy after heartache
Classical singing sensation Natalie Coyle has revealed she nearly quit singing 12 months ago ahead of her sixth stadium performance at the Rugby League World Cup fixture between the two sides at Hull's KC Stadium, north east England on Saturday (09.11.13)
Classical singing sensation Natalie Coyle can't believe she is gearing up for her sixth stadium performance just 12 months after nearly quitting singing.
The 25-year-old stunner will perform the British and Fijian National Anthems at the Rugby League World Cup fixture between the two sides at Hull's KC Stadium, north east England, on Saturday (09.11.13), and she is delighted she persevered with her singing career when times were tough.
She exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "It's amazing to think a year ago I was thinking about quitting singing and now I'm about to do my sixth stadium performance.
"A year ago I put on a concert to perform in front of people because I was so nervous. I had to perform because I had organised the whole thing for charity.
"That was my last chance - either I do it or I give it up for good. There were loads of moments a year ago when I was doing loads of training and I thought, 'I can't cope with this. It's too much stress and heartache.' "
Natalie - who has performed at Wembley Stadium three times this year - admits her mum inspired her to preserve with her singing career, and she can't wait to take to the field in Hull.
She added: "I said to my mum I would do it for her, I made a promise to her. So I kept going and I'm so glad I did.
"I can't wait to sing at such an amazing tournament. I've been to Hull before so it will be great to get back up there."
Natalie will be performing live on BBC One from the Rugby League World Cup at 2:20pm on Saturday November 9.