Brent Knoll singer Gracie Wickens-Sweet impressed the celebrity judges and got four yeses when she performed on ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent on Saturday night.
The 11-year-old stole the show with a powerful performance of ‘Somewhere Over The Rainbow’ and went through to the next round of the hit TV show.
Simon Cowell said she’s “really cute, really likeable” while Amanda Holden described her performance as “just fantastic!”
Her mum, Anne Sweet, told Burnham-On-Sea.com after seeing the show: “We are absolutely delighted that she got four yeses – it was a very exciting moment for Gracie and a very proud moment for me!”
“The performance went really well – it couldn’t have gone better and we’re now really looking forward to the next round. We have our fingers crossed that she gets through to the semi-finals!”
Burnham-On-Sea’s new MP James Heappey Tweeted his praise for her too, saying: “Top job Gracie… four big yes-es and that was just from the Heappey family sofa.”
Her mum added: “We are so proud of Gracie and what she’s done so far. It’s wonderful that she’s on Britain’s Got Talent. She has a lot of local support and is well known in Somerset for her singing. This opportunity is giving her huge national publicity for the first time!”
Gracie won Burnham-On-Sea’s ‘BOS Factor’ talent show last November when she wowed the audience by singing the same song.
Last month, dozens of supporters crowded into Brent Knoll Parish Hall for a special concert by the young singer, as reported here. Gracie, a pupil at Hugh Sexey School, also previously competed in the UK’s Teenstar talent competition where she reached the area finals and got selected for the O2 final by the judges.
Gracie’s confident performance of ‘Over the Rainbow’ won last year’s ‘BOS Factor’ talent competition in Burnham, as reported here.