Jonathan Antoine, the classically trained tenor who rose to fame on Britain’s Got Talent, is heading into the studio to record his second solo album – ahead of his appearance in Blackpool on Friday, May 20.
Jonathan’s won a global fan base since appearing on BGT, with some fans travelling over from America to see him in Britain’s top resort.
His appearance at last year’s Danbro-sponsored Lytham Festival was one of the highlights of a packed week, and was followed up with another sell-out concert at Lytham’s Lowther Pavilion.
Jonathan, whose ‘Fantoines’ follow him on social media, will feature some of the new material at his local gig, at Viva Blackpool.
Scheduled for release in August the new album will contain much-loved favourites and new original arias, enabling listeners to appreciate just how this young man’s remarkable voice has developed since that epic first appearance on the TV talent show.
Jonathan himself admits: “Recording an album is unlikely anything else that I do, it is more intense and yet more relaxed than live singing. As nervous as I am to be putting this album on record forever, I am equally excited to try and make each song the best possible performance I can.”
The new record will build on the success of Jonathan’s 2014 album Tenore, which entered the Official Classical Album Charts at No.1, staying there for three weeks.
Jonathan admits to being excited about delivering a 120-minute performance in a more intimate venue than many at which he appears, knowing this will enable his audience to truly appreciate his stunning classical voice.
His extraordinary talent and pitch-perfect performances led to him being described as the ‘teenage Pavarotti’ and have catapulted him to appearances on stage with global stars such as Placido Domingo, Vittorio Grigolo and Joss Stone. He still holds the record of being the youngest tenor to have ever had a classical No.1. Essex-born Jonathan also describes himself as a “guitar nut”.
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