26-year-old Chester native Sophie Roland and her singing partner, 25-year-old Londoner Emily Bennett, took to the stage at the blind auditions in the hopes of earning a spot in the next round by impressing judges will.i.am, Olly Murs, Tom Jones and Jennifer Hudson.
And while almost everyone in the audience was expecting a rendition of a pop hit, they went in the opposite direction with a bit of classic opera, resulting in a flutter of gasps. The whole thing was reminiscent of Susan Boyle’s unexpectedly brilliant Britain’s Got Talent audition.
Check out Anna Netrebko and Elina Garanca’s rendition of the song below.
Here’s hoping this duo do a SuBo and go all the way.