Britain’s Got Talent fans were wowed by auditionee Sirine Jahangir last night (16th May), with some already campaigning for the young singer to win the competition.
14-year-old Sirine, who is blind, stunned the BGT judges and audience with her emotional performance of the song ‘Salvation’, originally by Gabrielle Aplin.
“I guess it’s pretty obvious that I can’t see – there was a time that I could, and now I can’t, but I guess music is my vision,” she said. “It’s just what I live by and music is my thing.”
Sirine says music is her vision ❤️????
— BGT (@BGT) May 16, 2020
Sirine got a yes from all four Britain’s Got Talent judges – Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams – and wowed fans at home were calling for her to win the series.
— Dan Francisco (@TheCasual6) May 16, 2020
Her performance – which received a standing ovation from the Britain’s Got Talent audience – was praised as “beautiful” and “inspirational” by viewers.
— Just Simon Cowell (@JustSimonCowell) May 16, 2020
But could Sirine have competition in the form of a drumming granny?
76-year-old Crissy Lee delivered this year’s most surprising audition yet, unleashing her awesome drum skills to Queen’s ‘We Will Rock You’, Aerosmith’s ‘Dude (Looks Like A Lady’) and Europe’s ‘The Final Countdown’.
Crissy also scored four yeses from the judges, with Cowell admitting, “I really thought, ‘Oh God you’re gonna be a really bad comedian, I’m gonna have to pretend to like you because of your age. Then you did that, and I think that’s what this show is all about — surprises, talent.”
Cowell added that he would “love to see [Crissy] in the finals” – and it seems viewer at home agreed…
THE DRUMMING GRAN IS MY EVERYTHING #BGT
— Ruby Morris (@rubykmo) May 16, 2020
In her own way, Crissie proved to be inspirational, with many fans celebrating her for still rocking out at her age…
When I grow up, I want to be as cool as the drumming granny on #BGT ????????????????????????
— Trisha Whitehouse (@The_only_Trisha) May 16, 2020
“For me, the fact that you are  and still rocking out and still look cool, and are still doing something you’re passionate about, I find that really inspiring and I think that makes you even more amazing,” agreed Alesha Dixon.