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Discovering the Storm: Tallia Storm at TEDxTeen

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Published on Apr 4, 2013

Tallia Storm
When one of the biggest artists in the world calls your mobile to invite you to join him onstage, there's good reason to celebrate! This is what happened to the Scottish teenager, Tallia, after she had left her CD with Sir Elton John's partner, David Furnish, in a Hawaiian hotel restaurant. The following day, Sir Elton himself called to tell her that she has one of the most exciting vocal signatures he had heard in years. As a result, in the summer of 2012 in Scotland, at just 13 years old, Tallia opened Sir Elton's show, belting out strong, soulful melodies to an audience of 17,000 people. She had an R&B groove that defied her petite teenage frame. To great critical acclaim, she became front page news and dubbed "Tiny Chancer" by the press.

With her trademark 'big hair,' Tallia Storm is already critically acclaimed in her native Scotland and gathering an audience around the world as well. The Tallia Storm vocal is raw and uncontrived. It's a deep soulful/jazz signature reminiscent of the Motown era.

With her quirky and fearless sense of style, 'can do' attitude and determination, she has caught the attention of the world's fashion press and warns her fans: "Be ready, there's a Storm comin'!"

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

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