THE children’s chorus of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Jim Steinman’s Whistle Down The Wind included a veritable who’s who of UK talent – Jessie J, James Buckley (The Inbetweeners), Hannah Tointon (Hollyoaks), Matthew Thomas (The Lost Prince), Jade Ewen (Eurovision/Sugababe) and a 12-year-old Anne-Marie Rose Nicholson.

The experience obviously instilled the discipline and focus for the fledgling performer. So much so, that although Speak Your Mind is Anne-Marie’s debut album, Ms Nicholson is already a veteran performer delivering a worthy greatest hits collection.

Chart followers will be familiar with Alarm, Ciao Adios, Heavy, Then and the current hit 2002, co-written with Steve Mac and Ed Sheeran. The deluxe and download versions include the Christmas 2017 number one single Rockabye.

Anne-Marie’s collaboration with Clean Bandit and Sean Paul incredibly spent nine weeks at the top of the British charts (matching You’re The One That I Want) and became the longest-running UK number one in 22 years. Whoever cast Anne-Marie Rose Nicholson and friends in Whistle Down The Wind could certainly spot potential.