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Loren Allred’s Spectacular Vocals Will Give You Chills and Had Mel B “Lost for Words”
You may not know the Brooklyn singer's image just yet, but there's a good chance you're already familiar with her voice.
The competition continues on America’s Got Talent: Fantasy League and one familiar voice left Judges speechless.
Part of Judge Simon Cowell’s Dream Team, Brooklyn-based singer Loren Allred, decided it was time to step from the shadows and show herself to the world. Taking the America’s Got Talent stage for the first time on Fantasy League, Allred said she was “over the moon” to show Judges Mel B, Howie Mandel, and Heidi Klum that she was the real-life voice behind the hit song “Never Enough” from the 2017 film The Greatest Showman.
“There was a while when I was more comfortable singing behind the scenes, and I thought, ‘Maybe that’s what I was meant to do,’” the singer admitted. “Until now.”
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“Never Enough” reached certified platinum status in 2017 after actress Rebecca Ferguson lip-synced the tune in the wholesome musical drama The Greatest Showman, starring Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Zac Efron, and Zendaya.
The tune topped charts in the United States and Europe, becoming a children’s favorite in households worldwide, cracking Billboard’s Hot 100. A reimagined version performed by Kelly Clarkson also featured on Billboard’s Digital Song Sales in 2018, peaking at number 14.
The former Britain’s Got Talent contestant described to AGT: Fantasy League Judges that she was a 24-year-old waitress when first meeting The Greatest Showman’s songwriters, receiving an invite to record the demo. She later learned they opted to have the film’s actress sing over Allred’s vocals, though Allred was “so excited” to have her voice in the Oscar-nominated movie.
“I felt so proud because people were hearing my voice, and that’s what I had dreamed of,” said Allred. “But people didn’t know that I had sung the song in the movie, so when they heard me singing, people said, ‘You sound just like the movie.’”
Allred stunned Judges and audiences alike with her outstanding vocal range while performing an “updated” version of “Never Enough,” bringing Mel B to her feet.
“I’m actually lost for words because that is just amazing, what you could do,” said Mel B. “I’m blown away. I’m blown away.”
Cowell had no qualms for having Allred on his team, calling her performance “honestly spectacular.”
“To have that moment almost taken away from you, and no one knows it was you, and now you’ve got the guts to come back on this show and tell America, ‘This is me,’ is so special,” Judge Cowell said. “I really hope that America [can] get behind you and give you the break that I genuinely believe that you deserve because you are an extraordinarily good artist.”
All about Loren Allred
Loren Allred, of Brooklyn, New York, told AGT: Fantasy League about being raised with both parents being music teachers. According to an April 2023 interview with the New York Post, she is the oldest of three girls and was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
She cited Mariah Carey, along with her parents, as some of her musical inspirations.
“I would sing in my room for hours and hours and hours, but I was too shy to do it in public,” Allred admitted to AGT: Fantasy League producers.
Separate from the Got Talent stage, the 34-year-old performer has garnered a good amount of praise from critics worldwide, including Variety, Hollywood Life, and award-winning artist Michael Bublé, according to Allred’s website. Since having her vocals featured on The Greatest Showman’s Grammy Award-winning soundtrack, she has worked alongside some big names in the music industry, duetting with Bublé in 2019 for his album Help Me Make It Through the Night.
Allred has taken her music on tours with Andrea Bocelli and David Foster, as seen on Allred’s Instagram page. She also sings original music, currently promoting the single “I Hear Your Voice” from her 2023 six-track E.P. of the same name.