Britain’s Got Talent viewers believe the best act was saved till last after a Sheffield busker wowed the judges with his beautiful singing voice.
Saturday’s episode of ITV’s variety show saw a visibly nervous Maxwell Thorpe, 32, taking to the stage to perform the opera classic Caruso.
As soon as the star sang, judges Alesha Dixon, Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden and David Walliams couldn’t contain their excitement and gave Maxwell a standing ovation, as did the entire audience packed into the Royal Albert Hall.
‘Maxwell, that was extraordinary,’ enthused Simon.
‘Seriously, you’re so shy and quiet and then that happened. Your passion and obviously your voice and just you, I thought made it incredible.
‘It was like one of those movies, it wasn’t supposed to happen and it was just beautiful.’
Amanda, who was also moved by Maxwell’s rendition added: ‘You have such an extraordinary voice, I hope moving forward you feel more appreciated because these people are all on. their feet for you. You are better than standing on a pavement.’
It wasn’t just the judges and the crowd who were overcome with emotion during the poignant performance, as BGT viewers were also blown away by his talent.
‘The busker from #Sheffield was absolutely outstanding but so were the audience recognising such amazing talent,’ one person wrote.
‘The best audition of the series so far by a country mile – wasn’t expecting that voice at all. Definitely worthy of musical theatre and should of got the #GoldenBuzzer well done Maxwell a sensational audition,’ another added.
Former BGT singer Calum Scott wrote: ‘Watching @BGT and Maxwell absolutely smashed his audition! What a voice. Congrats mate.’
Alesha also had her Golden Moment during the programme when she went to surprise seven-year-old Skylar Blu at her dance studio to invite her to audition at the London Palladium.
The young dancer delivered an emotive contemporary routine to Footprints In The Sand by Leona Lewis which saw her perform pirouettes and split leaps.
Britain’s Got Talent returns next Saturday at 8pm on ITV.
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