Exceptional Child Talent From Around the Globe
With programmes such as Dance Moms, America’s Got Talent and Toddlers and Tiaras pulling in millions of viewers, child entertainment trends have skyrocketed across America and the rest of the world. With children as young as five years old braving the Got Talent stages to showcase their powerhouse voices, incredible dance skills and undeniable confidence, these pint size performers know how to work a crowd.
It can be said that each season of the Got Talent programmes showcase child stars to be popular contestants as they astound audiences worldwide with their tenacity and raw talent. With children’s talent agencies springing up all over the world it is safe to say that these little ones are a force to be reckoned with.
As we take a look at the latest child talent entertainment trends and rising child stars we will also take a trip down memory lane with some of the most famous child stars and where they are now.
Rising Child Stars - USA
Le Petit Cirque – A multiple award winning children’s Cirque show that features exceptionally talented child performers from the ages of 7-14 years old. Demonstrating aerial routines, dance, karate, singing, contortion and hand balancing these circus performers may be little in size but their show is bigger than you could ever imagine. Performing dynamic stunts these child stars are true professionals as they astound and amaze all who witness their vibrant show.
Sky Katz – a feisty child rapper whose performances are packed with raw talent, passion and attitude. Appearing on America’s Got Talent this child star rapper astounded the judges and wowed audiences all over America as she performed her own song ‘I’m Fresh’ which later gained over 1 million hits on Youtube. Taking inspiration from Nicki Minaj, Drake, Nas and Rakim this incredible young rapper is the ultimate child star, guaranteed to get guests and audiences of all ages beaming from ear to ear.
Kids Ballet Stage Production – Performing as if they have been professional ballet dancers for years, these incredible young dancers astound audiences with their breath taking and highly technical performances that showcase phenomenal raw talent from each and every dancer. Aged between 8 and 15 these young ballet dancers perform a 90-minute full stage production overflowing with highly advanced routines that combine both classical ballet technique and modern folk moves. Showcasing colourful staging, original music and exceptional child talent our young performers have delighted audiences all over the world with their highly professional stage production show.
NU SXOOL – The street dance Welsh, British and world champions, these school kids have heaps of passion and talent and even made it to the 2012 Britain’s Got Talent final performing to a viewing audience of 14.5 million. With inventive and fresh routines, these young dancers impressed the judges and wowed audiences across the globe as they back flipped across the stage and executed highly advanced dance routines with perfect timing, succinct movements and dynamic choreography. Aged between 10-17 these young performers are guaranteed to create a huge buzz around any event, whether it be a corporate event, private party, brand launch or any occasion that desires top class performers.
Pre Skool – The younger brothers and sisters of Britain’s Got Talent finalists NU SXOOL, these tiny performers are aged between 6 and 10 and are currently ranked 1st in Britain. They’ve also appeared on The One Show, BBC, SKY and performing at themed parks such as Alton Towers and Thorpe Park. These Britain’s Got Talent stars may be small in size but their performance and flair is the complete opposite!
Young Talent – Europe and Rest of The World
Little Flamenco Show – Spain’s Got Talent semi-finalists, these tiny performers captured the nations hearts with their adorable flamenco performance and cute costumes. Aged between two and five these child stars certainly know how to dominate the stage and leave everyone in their room transfixed by their confident performance.
Child Violinist – This exceptional child prodigy already has a new world record for the World’s Fastest Violinist by playing the song Flight of the Bumblebee on acoustic violin in 49.42 seconds, that’s 273 bpm! With a world record, two solo violin albums and an AMI Award for Best World Music/Instrumental Artist this 14-year-old violinist is one of the world’s most exciting up and coming musicians.
Turkish Kids Folk Dance Show – A high end dance show that appeals to audiences of all ages, this incredible show is comprised of 80 immensely talented children between the ages of four and twelve! A production that brings the ancient Turkish folk stories to life astounds audiences worldwide with the sheer precision and excellence of these young performers. Offering a show that can be completely tailored to suit the occasion these child stars have performed for many high end clients all over the world, dazzling and astounding audiences with their remarkable abilities and performances.
What can child stars be booked for?
Child stars are fantastic entertainers, passionate about their act and immensely talented at what they do with heaps of raw, natural abilities. Child performers can be booked for a plethora of different events whether it be corporate events, showcases, commercials, award ceremonies, gala dinners, children’s parties and any occasion that desires high profile entertainers that are renowned for surprising guests and audiences with their huge voices, unbelievable acting, incredible dance moves and overflowing confidence levels. Child performers are guaranteed to astound and amaze audiences of all ages and lighten the mood of every event.
Famous child stars, where are they now?
We couldn’t end this article without taking a quick look back at the child stars from yesteryear and see where they are now!
Remember JoJo? A 13 year old who burst onto the entertainment scene with her appearance on America’s Most Talented Kids in 2003, and climbed to the top of the charts with her single ‘Get Out’. After falling off the radar, JoJo relaunched her career in 2016 with her album Mad Love which showcases her as a more mature and adult performer.
Melissa Joan Hart aka Sabrina the Teenage Witch was a hit child star who graced our screens from 1996 – 2003. With two successful series under her belt as a child actress one as the leading role Sabrina and the other in Clarissa Explains It All, Melissa took a break from acting to start a family before dancing her way back into the lime light as a contestant on Dancing with the Stars. She also reignited her acting career staring in ABC’s family sitcom Melissa and Joey.
Macaulay Culkin – arguably the original child star, he is renowned for his leading role in the hit Christmas film Home Alone. Since then he has performed in numerous films and appeared in several TV shows, although he has never been able to quite capture the hearts of the public as he did as the child star in Home Alone.
Hilary Duff – best known as being the teen idol and leading lady in the hit Disney show ‘Lizzie McGuire’, starring in films such as ‘Raise Your Voice’ and ‘Cheaper By The Dozen’, as well as releasing several albums. Unlike her fellow child stars Lindsay Lohan and Miley Cyrus, Hilary transitioned into adulthood with little controversy and continues to have a successful career.
So there you have a compilation of the most talented child stars on our roster to date – from the USA to the UK it would seem that the youth of today are certainly not lacking in talent!
With a catch up on where some of our favourite child stars are now, and a look at how children’s TV talent shows like Little Big Shots are pervasively popular with audiences around the world, the future of child talent entertainment trends is an exciting prospect.
Showcasing immense talent at such a young age, child stars are a great way to awe-inspire your audience and incite them with ambition and motivation. Perfect for a wide range of events – whether to inspire a corporate audience or entertain the entire family at a public event – our child stars are guaranteed to astound audiences of all ages.
If you want to find out more about booking child performers, please contact our Entertainment Specialists on +1 702 850 7510.