I thought I'd share a little story about Connie with you.
Recently, Connie was in Los Angeles to record with songwriter/producer Toby Gad. After a week of long days and hard work in the studio, I thought Connie deserved a little treat. So, on the last day she was here, I packed up the car with Connie and Sharon and our friends Jordan and Lee-anne Jansen, and we headed to Disneyland. Everyone had a great time, but there was one little incident that sticks in my mind. As we were walking through the park, Connie spotted a little boy, maybe 4 or 5 years old, standing in the middle of the crowd of people walking every which direction. He was just standing there, crying, and no one seemed to pay much attention... well, except Connie. She quickly crossed over to the little guy, squatted down next to him and asked him what was wrong. He told her he was lost. Connie took his hand and brought him over to where the rest of us were standing, then she ran over to a park employee with a walkie-talkie and told him about the lost boy. Within a couple of minutes, frightened boy and worried family were reunited. It is just a simple story, but it showed what a kind, caring and compassionate young person Connie Talbot is.
Having gotten to know Connie's parents, Gavin and Sharon, and having already witnessed several random acts of kindness involving strangers, I know where Connie gets those wonderful qualities from.
It is a special treat to be working with Connie. She has my admiration and respect.