Ant and Dec have hit it out of the park with their Golden Buzzer choice this year: 14-year-old singer Jasmine Elcock.
A normally chirpy Ant was seen wiping tears away as Jasmine belted out Cher’s Believe. Judge Alesha Dixon was in floods of tears, admitting she’s “never been this much of a mess” on the show as she wiped her face with David Walliams’ hanky.
“Oh god, she got me really emotional,” Ant admitted, telling the shell-shocked singer, “You had me in tears back there”.
“She deserved that,” added a delighted Dec.
Simon Cowell was clearly impressed telling Jasmine she was “so charming”.
“I think this country is going to totally fall in love with you,” he added.
“The audience’s reaction was like nothing we had experienced that day,” Ant said. “I don’t think anybody expected that big and beautiful voice to come out of her mouth.”
It’s safe to say many at home will concur. Jasmine of course now earns a fast-pass to this year’s live semi-finals and will compete for the chance to be on the billing of this year’s Royal Variety Performance.