Jonathan and Charlotte, two of the most memorable young performers from 2012 Britain’s Got Talent, have reinvented and reinterpreted everything on their new album from Placido Domingo/John Denver duet Perhaps Love to Diana Ross and Lionel Richie’s Endless Love.
There are solos - two of which are Charlotte's rendition of Roxette's It Must Have Been Love and Jonathan’s O Sole Mio - and then there are the unlikely, imaginative ones: a stripped bare interpretation of the Candi Staton (and, more recently, Florence and the Machine) classic, You've Got the Love, Sarah McLaughlin's In the Arms of an Angel, and Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova's Falling Slowly from the film, and now smash musical, Once.
“With our second album ‘ Perhaps Love’ we wanted to extend and progress," Charlotte says. "And we've been lucky, because no one has ever told us what to do. We always had a very clear musical vision." With classical crossover, Jonathan suggests there is so much you can do. "It’s limitless, it really is. You can do anything, take any song and make it your own. And that's what we've tried to do here.“
Jonathan and Charlotte are two regular teenagers from Chigwell, Essex. They met at state school in the music room and became close friends. Charlotte heard Jonathan singing through the wall. 'And I thought who is that? Damn! That boy's got vocal chords.' The two had been paired up by a music teacher at school who had asked them to sing it at her wedding. Then Charlotte made the decision, on both their behalves, to audition for the UK’s favourite talent show, Britain's Got Talent.
His soulsearching tenor and her poised soprano surprised the audience and judges with their show-stopping performances during the phenomenally successful sixth series of Britain’s Got Talent. They came second in the final, watched by 14.5 million people and have been more than 22 million hits globally on YouTube.