Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Mum Still So Proud as Karen's Cup Final Spoilt by Gremlins; Singer Missed Her Cue

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Mum Still So Proud as Karen's Cup Final Spoilt by Gremlins; Singer Missed Her Cue

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Byline: LAURA HILL Reporter laura.hill@trinitymirror.com

Chron Says...

THE mum of Consett singer Karen Harding has said she is still "so proud" of her daughter's performance, despite the FA Cup national anthem blunder.

Nita Harding was watching the match at the Moorside home where Karen grew up. The top 10 hitmaker caused a Twitter meltdown when she missed her cue to start singing the national anthem ahead of the match.

Nita said: "It was such a shame, what happened, I feel so sorry for her.

"But these things sometimes happen, it cannot be helped. I am just so, so proud of her. She remained composed in the face of it all, like a true professional in front of thousands of people."

The Filipino born mother-oftwo said she couldn't sleep on Saturday night, worrying about the reaction to her daughter's blunder.

"My husband is away so I was watching it on the TV on my own, I had it set to record it too.

"I was so worried about her last night but I have had a little chat with her. She is a bit upset but these things happen, there's nothing that can be done about it now. "This is the first time she was performing to a crowd that big, I am sure it won't be the last. She will get over it, she has worked so hard for this."

The County Durham singer looked stunning in a red dress as she took to the pitch to perform in front of an estimated 90,000 people.

After the blunder, Karen took to social media to voice her frustration.

"OMG. Biggest audience in my life and I got technical difficulties. So sorry guys!" she said.

Nita added: "I am one very proud mum."

Karen is no stranger to the limelight. In 2007, when she was 16, she took home the Miss Philippines International UK title, winning a once-in-a-lifetime trip to her mother's home country.

Karen was first spotted at The Sage Gateshead, when she won the North East Anti-Bullying Alliance Song Competition in 2006, performing an original song. …

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