Published Monday, 17th April 2023
By James Cowen
Credit: Charlotte Forman
A woman from the North East who has been dubbed the 'Next Susan Boyle' has become a TikTok sensation, after belting out big hits in a local supermarket.
Charlotte Forman, 28 from Essex and now lives in Stanley, County Durham, started singing randomly in Morrisons.
Her videos, including Green Green Grass by George Ezra, have been viewed over 700,000 times.
Chatting about her rise to fame, Charlotte said:
"The staff look confused at first but they always smile. They are probably thinking why are you doing it in Morrisons, it is such a random place. It's only for the acoustics!
"Sometimes I still get a bit nervous as they have different security guards and think what if they chuck me out. But they don't mind and they are quite nice about it. There's this one security guard who loves it and smiles every time.
"I like to do different songs. Sometimes I try and do songs that are trending on TikTok. A lot of the time they are songs that suit my voice - powerful songs."
Charlotte shared her first video while visiting the store with her best friend Steff Waring, 30, in July last year.
"We were looking around Morrisons and we went out into the foyer. Sometimes I start singing a random word and I thought wow that sounds really good in here. The acoustics are incredible. She filmed me doing a George Ezra song and it went viral."
Charlotte has gained over 3,000 followers since and over 120,000 likes across the popular video sharing platform.
She has been dubbed as the next Susan Boyle.
"One of my videos went viral and a lot of comments were saying I was the next Susan Boyle. I think it was because I'm wearing casual clothing and you don't expect the voice to come out of me.
"I don't take it in a bad way. She was successful and she sold millions of albums. I take that as a compliment. If they are commenting on my looks it doesn't bother me. For me it's mainly about the talent. I'm grateful for the positive comments.
"I have also been compared to Adele. I think it's a compliment when people say that. I'm very humble as she's one of of my biggest influences. A lot of what I write are big ballads, songs that mean something
"I got a comment saying 'This is a grammy award winning performance'. That's a lovely comment - a huge comment.
"It makes me feel amazing, it means that I'm in the right job and I'm doing the right thing. It's also nice for people to see what you are doing and appreciate it."
Charlotte has released various solo singles and is releasing a new song called 'Make Me Your Girl' on 28th April 2023.
You can check out her music on all digital platforms.