French singer Priscilla Betti grows up and proves child stars do have a future
Child stars, eh? You’ve got to feel for them. Cute when they’re teeny, slightly freakish when they’re older. It’s as if they don’t know what to do with themselves when they hit the ripe old age of, oh, say 18. What was once endearing, turns into desperation if they try the same old shtick for too many years. So what choices do they have? They can either go down the rip-it-up-and-start-again route, like Miley Cyrus, and completely obliterate their wholesome image or of course there’s the softly-softly approach.
Guess which road stylish French singer, Priscilla Betti, took? Now aged 25, Priscilla had a recording contract at 11, and a hit single, Quand Je Serai Jeune, at 12. That year, her single went gold and she was thrilled to be presented with the award by an idol of hers, Britney Spears. In France, Priscilla grew up in the public eye, producing one hit album after another within the space of a few years. Her big break, though, came with the lead role in Chante!, a French TV musical. After the TV series ended in 2008, she seemed to disappear from the world of showbiz.
But then…boom! (Or something similar in French.) She recently appeared on the red carpet at the 55th Monte Carlo TV Festival, complete with a bit of an I’m-older-now makeover and dressed in an embroidered Christophe Guillarmé dress and Carmen Steffens heels. In the coming months, she’s touring Flashdance The Musical and hoping to make a seamless transition from child star to adult performer. And all without having to hire a wrecking ball, or any other construction equipment.