A brand new season of Britain’s Got Talent is about to kick off this Saturday, April 16 and, as with every other season, there are hopefuls who wow and those who don’t. In the former category falls Arisxandra Libantino, a girl who’s just 9 years old.She’s been on YouTube for quite some time, but, soon enough, Arisxandra will have a chance to reach out to a wide audience, since she made it through to the live shows after wowing judges during auditions.
Arisxandra aims high too, since she chose to perform “And I Am Telling You I Am Not Going,” previously performed by Jennifer Hudson in the Oscar-winning movie “Dreamgirls.”
The effect on the judges was amazing, the Daily Mail says: they and the audience gave the little girl a standing ovation, praising her for her amazing voice.
“The judging panel looked visibly shocked, while the audience cheered as she delivered a note perfect rendition of the song,” the publication says.
“Miss Libantino finished to a standing ovation from the judges and the crowd – and was hailed as the best singer yet,” adds the Mail.
Amanda Holden, for one, couldn’t believe she’d just heard a 9-year-old sing such a difficult tune, while David Hasselhoff said she was by far the best singer he’d heard so far.
As fans must have noted, there are some changes to the judges lineup, mostly due to hectic schedules and new projects in the US.
“Simon Cowell does not feature in the auditions phase episodes because of his tight work schedule and plan to launch The X Factor in the US – he will return for the live shows,” the Mail informs.
“Piers Morgan also left the show to concentrate on his career in America – so this year comedian Michael McIntyre and Baywatch star David Hasselhoff are on the panel alongside Amanda Holden,” the publication explains.
Video of Arisxandra’s performance on the BGT auditions is not available but those interested in hearing her voice can check out the video below, one of the many her parents posted on YouTube.
Britain’s Got Talent airs starting April 16, so keep an eye on this space for details.