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Annie made her solo debut at the Royal Albert Hall with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for the British Motor Transport Awards. She has starred in ‘A Cole Porter Celebration’, ‘Abba Symphonic Spectacular’ and ‘Disco Symphonic Spectacular’ with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, ‘Sassy, Brassy Broadway’ with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic Orchestra and ‘Symphonic 70’s’ with the Performing Arts Symphony Orchestra. She has appeared internationally in ‘The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber’ and ‘The Magic of Broadway’ and has toured Australia, Scandinavia and the UK with Michael Ball, Elaine Paige and Michael Crawford. She sang to 37,000 people at Hyde Park in ‘Thank You For the Music’ and was the soprano soloist at the opening of St Pancras International with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Annie has worked as vocal expert for Simon Cowell’s team on ‘The X Factor’, and on ‘Popstars’, ‘Celebrity Stars in Their Eyes’ and 'This is My Moment'. She writes and sings the backing vocal arrangements for shows such as ‘The X Factor’, ‘Britain’s Got Talent’, ‘America’s Got Talent’ and ‘Over The Rainbow’ and has sung live and in the studio with numerous artists including Robbie Williams, Beyonce, Elton John, Kylie Minogue, Lionel Richie, Annie Lennox, The Bee Gees, Gloria Estefan, Cliff Richard, Will Young, Lesley Garrett and Jose Carreras. Other TV work includes appearing as guest artist on the ‘Mike Doyle’ series for BBC Wales and on ‘The Lyrics Game’ for Presentable Productions, and Annie acted as head judge on the BBC talent shows ‘Just Up Your Street’ and ‘The Voice of Musical Theatre’. She has performed on ‘Top of the Pops’, ‘The Paul O’Grady Show’, ‘Parkinson’, ‘Saturday Swings’, ‘Divas’, ‘The Graham Norton Show’, ‘An Audience With Celine Dion’ and ‘The Classical Brits’ Annie also provides vocals for film soundtracks, including ‘Nine’, ‘Phantom of the Opera’ and ‘Entrapment’, West End musical theatre productions, including ‘Cats’, ‘Grease’ and ‘Hair’ and commercials, including T-Mobile, McDonalds and Capital Radio.
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