A TALENTED young singer from Killearn has been invited to support Sir Elton John at a concert in Scotland this summer.
Tallia Storm (13) appeared in The Milngavie and Bearsden Herald last March when she was just becoming famous in the UK’s teen pop scene.
She has been hailed as Scotland’s answer to American pop sensation Miley Cyrus.
The High School of Glasgow pupil spotted Elton John’s husband David Furnish while on holiday with her family in Hawaii and gave him one of her CDs.
She was shocked when she received a phone call the next day from the superstar and he asked her to sing at his show in Falkirk this June.
Tallia’s grandfather took her family on holiday at Christmas and while they were there he got a stomach bug which meant they had to stay on a couple more days.
They moved to a different hotel and Tallia’s dad saw Elton John and his husband Furnish and their baby in a lift.
The next day Tallia saw them at breakfast at one of the tables and she knew this was her chance.
She said: “It’s not every day I’d have an opportunity like that, so I went up to my room, got a CD, wrote a quick letter and went up to David and his friends.
“I was nervous but he was so nice and said he’d give the package to Elton.”
When Elton called her he said his whole band had listened to her songs and that they all loved them.
Tallia added: “I still can’t believe what’s happened and I’m now working hard in rehearsals.”