Singing Edelweiss from classic musical The Sound of Music, Hollie fled the stage after her nerves got the better of her. However, she was so good that judges gave her a second chance, eventually voting her through to the final. Hollie finished sixth in the competition – no mean feat for an 11-year-old!
Ansley Burns’ audition in Episode 1404 consisted of singing Aretha Franklin’s “Think”. After she began singing, Simon Cowell asked for the backing track to stop playing. She then proceeded to sing the song again a cappella. Howie Mandel, Gabrielle Union, Julianne Hough, and Simon all voted “yes,” sending Ansley to the Judge Cuts.
Mir Money’s audition in Episode 703 consisted of rapping an original song called “Commas and Zeros.” Howard Stern and Sharon Osbourne buzzed the act. When Mir cried after the audition was over because of the buzzes, Stern walked up the stage to hug and comfort him. Although Howard would vote “Yes,” Sharon and Howie Mandel both voted “No,” eliminating Mir from the competition.
Judges Simon Cowell, Howie Mandel, Gabrielle Union and Julianne Hough all scolded Charlotte for singing Shirley Bassey‘s “Diamonds Are Forever” because it didn’t fit her age or her personality. But a couple remarks from Howie and Simon had fans scratching their heads in confusion. Did this native of Spain choose to sing the classic James Bond anthem, or was the song forced upon her by someone else — i.e. producers, parents, managers?
In 2018, 10-year-old singer Calum Courtney wowed the BGT audience with his amazing voice. Calum’s performance of “Who’s Loving You” by the Jackson 5 in his audition earned a standing ovation and brought him to tears.
these wonderful children, more or less make us heartbroken