In this story on Incredible Female Dramatic Vocalists, I will cover the amazing 13 year old, Saskia Eng, from Scotland. Saskia has presented her exciting and brilliant new original “Glad I’m Me” on youtube this September 15th, 2014.
This brilliant song (co-written by John McKeever and Lee-Ann Mclaren) is very well performed with her astonishing vocals and her strong passion. It is a very upbeat song, with a message of enthusiasm and being strong in meeting one’s own life objectives, even when opposed by negativity, and just being “Glad I’m Me.”
While remaining with such enthusiasm, Saskia, who is a pupil at The City of Edinburgh music school, has taken herself in the direction of becoming a true superstar performer. She has a very powerful and dramatic vocal range going up and down the scale, as well as an amazing theatrical style. It is evident that she has great confidence, whether it be on stage or in street performances.
Surprisingly, Saskia, is rather shy when it comes to talking to people and seems very modest and down to earth. She is still an adorable child with a very kind heart toward others. In the video below at age 12 she demonstrates her enthusiastic style, rather than the shy side, as a performer.
As you can see her shyness does not stop her from displaying great passion in her performances and she holds nothing back. As hard as it must be doing a street performance with a moving crowd, Saskia still does it with the style,vocals, and confidence of a seasoned pro.
Those same attributes left Britain’s Got Talent judge, David Hasselhoff, in awe, when she showcased her talents before a crowd of 12,000 at Tynecastle Stadium. She made it far into that competition across the UK.
Also, to her credit, in June of 2012 she was the Scottish winner at the Festival4Stars, later she became Savifest under 13 winner in 2013, Y Factor winner 2013, Edinburgh has Talent winner 2013, and won 1st Prize at Glasgow in June of 2014 in singing with those 18 and under. With all that hard work and accomplishment, she has reason to feel passionate with the sentiment of “Glad I’m Me.”
In addition to “Glad I’m Me” Saskia has five other originals. This includes: “Give What You Can” an inspirational tribute to children in need; “You’re not really gone” a heartfelt tribute to lost loved ones, which later was featured in the Sandy Hook album volume 2 in dedication to the victims at Sandy Hook elementary school; “Lost the Feeling” which has a wonderful upbeat flow, ironically to the title and message; “I’m Strong” a song about being strong in the face of bullying; and “You Bring Me Down” a dramatic ballad with great passion, which she performs below.
Saskia’s passion with being strong in spite of the challenges has led her on a path to become the superstar that she is. Her future plans are to have an album of originals by early 2015. During the meantime her covers have also wowed many of her listeners. Find out more about Saskia Eng on her youtube channel and her website with the links below.