Bringing herself to Life
After working as a freelance singing teacher and as a model she entered a modelling competition and became the Face of Wales 2000.
She then decided to follow a musical career.
Jenkins’s Italian-language version of Dolly Parton’s “I Will Always Love You” (“L’Amore Sei Tu”), first performed live at Nostell Priory, West Yorkshire on 28 August 2005, was the first cut on her third album Living A Dream.
Her fifth album, Rejoice, was released on 19 November 2007 and included songs written specially for her, two tracks by Take That’s Gary Barlow.
Believe is Jenkins seventh album and was produced by David Foster (Michael Bublé) and recorded in Los Angeles.
Believe features a cover of Sarah McLachlan’s Angel, a reworking of Evanescence’s Bring Me To Life and a duet with Andrea Bocelli for the title track.
This album is directed at the mainstream and for many of her loyal fans who have followed her career since her classical days; it may be one step too far.
I really would believe if only Jenkins had included original material written by the lady herself – a talent that seems very rare within the today’s music industry.
Katherine Jenkins plays live at the Newcastle Metro Arena on March 6th 2010.
Star rating 7/10