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Female superstars - before they were famous

The pictures they DON’T want you to see.

WE’RE GUESSING, IF you’re reading this right now, the odds are that you aren’t a famous pop star. Sorry about that.

But, hey, even famous popstars weren’t born that way.

This week, in his virtual talent competition The You Generation, Simon Cowell spoke about watching videos of Jessie J before she was famous. He commented, “They really showed her personality, her confidence – you could tell this girl was going to be a star, even at that stage.”

And if that’s got your attention, you might be interested in hearing that this week, The You Generation is on the lookout for female vocalists. Think about it – photos of you right this minute could be the future photos before you were famous.


We’re not sure if the cat ever hit superstardom.

Image: Gossipliciousdotcom

Katy Perry

Ditching the blue eyeshadow was a good move, Katy. What do you make of her blonde hair? Mad, Ted.

Image: Global Grind

Mariah Carey

Wow. That hair. Just wow.

Iamge: atrl

Christina Aguilera

Here’s old Xtina in 1992, with an incredibly powerful voice for a mere 12 year old.


Celine Dion

Celine is almost unrecognisable here. We’re glad she no longer overdoes it on the hair mousse.

Image: Music MSN

Dolly Parton

Even without all her wigs and make-up, Dolly’s smile is still instantly familiar.

Image: Biography

Amy Winehouse

The late, great Camden crooner.

Image: theprinceandprincessofdance

Avril Lavigne

Braids? Really, Avril?

Image: WENN

And last but not least…

Here’s Linda Martin, in her youthful glowing glory.

Photocall Ireland

Fancy yourself a bit of a singer? Well, if you’ve got the pipes, why not submit your video to the competition?

Entries close on the 6 July, so get recording.

Read: Who is your favourite female Irish vocalist?>

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