Britain’s Got Talent fans stunned by opera singer Maxwell Thorpe

BRITAIN’S Got Talent fans were blown away by busker Maxwell Thorpe’s audition.

The singer stunned the judges after performing the classic opera song Caruso on tonight’s show.


Busker Maxwell Thorpe stunned the judges with his voice1 credit
Simon was blown away by the opera singer


Simon was blown away by the opera singer1 credit

The 32-year-old from Sheffield has revealed he’s been performing on the streets for 10 years and sometimes ‘sings for people who aren’t listening’.

After admitting to feeling nervous ahead of the audition, he delivered a powerful rendition of the opera song, which received roaring applause and a standing ovation from the audience and judges.

The unassuming singer dressed in a sweater and baseball cap looked upset as the judges sang his praises and gave him four yeses.

Simon Cowell said: “Maxwell, that was amazing. Seriously, you’re so shy and quiet and then it happened.

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“Your passion and obviously your voice and just you, I thought was amazing.

“It was like one of those movies. It wasn’t supposed to happen and it was awesome. Amazing.”

Alesha Dixon revealed his arm hair stood on end as soon as he started singing, adding, “It was just romantic and powerful and meaningful and all the feels.”

Amanda Holden said she hopes in the future he can feel “more appreciated” and have more confidence after witnessing the public reaction to him as she thinks he is “better than standing on a sidewalk”.

David Walliams agreed, adding: “Sometimes when someone sings like that you can almost feel like you’re levitating, and that happens so rarely and you gave us that feeling today.”

Viewers loved the performance.

One wrote: “Well no one expected an Il Divo voice like this #BGT”

A second said, “I didn’t expect that voice! #BGT”

Another added: “This tenor gives me goosebumps. #BGT”

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