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Britain's Got Talent 2013: 11-year-old Asanda Jezile's audition sparks complaints

Asanda Jezile (Britain's Got Talent 2013)

Britain’s Got Talent 2013 hopeful Asanda Jezile has seen complaints over her audition at the weekend.

The 11-year-old was seen speaking to cameras about already being a diva before performing Rihanna hit Diamonds.

We have to say that the whole performance did feel a little uncomfortable, especially the comments towards the end.

Simon compared the youngster to Rihanna herself, saying: “I’ve never seen anyone who’s got such amazing stage presence for an 11 year old. I mean seriously, seriously good.”

And Amanda added: “I mean I kept laughing because it’s just ridiculous. And you’ve got all the moves and the little glances.”

The other judges were equally positive as Asanda went through to the next round.

But some viewers have complained over the “inappropriate” song choice for the audition, and it’s not the first sort of complaints this series.

Another 11-year-old singer, Arixsanda Libantino, also caused controversy after singing Jennifer Hudson song One Night Only.

Speaking to the Daily Star today, a spokesperson for Britain’s Got Talent commented that Asanda’s song choice was her and her parents’ own choice.

Asanda’s dad Lennox, himself a professional singer in the West End, defended the song selection.

He told the newspaper today: “I know she is young but she is very mature for her age and very confident.”

Britain’s Got Talent continues next weekend on ITV.

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  • Andrew

    So stupid. It was not sexualised at all. There are ‘worse’ things in more ‘innocent’ songs out there.

    • Kara

      The song is about sex and drugs though. Diamonds = heroine. But I wasn’t offended. Although they shouldn’t have put her through, if she was a fat ugly 23 year old with the same voice, they’d have said no. That should be the yardstick.

  • Chris

    The show is called Britain’s Got Talent. It is about exactly that, unearthing talent that would otherwise not be spotted. It was an unbelievable performance from a very confident young lady. She could not put in a performance like that without hours and hours of practice. She totally wowed the judges and no doubt many millions of viewers like me. Give the kid the credit she deserves instead of focusing on whether the choice of song was inappropriate. I am amazed by the negative comments she has attracted – there are some sad people out there. Whether she goes on to win or not, no doubt Simom Cowell has seen her potential and I think we will hear a lot more about her in the future.

    • john baptist

      CHRIS I AGREE WITH YOU TOTALLY THATS WHATS WRONG WITH US BRITS ALWAYS SO NEGATIVE WHAT A PERFORMANCE BY ASANDA SHE DONE US BRITS PROUD XX

  • john baptist

    BRITS LET US ENDURE SUCH WONDERFUL TALENT ASANDA IS BLESSED WITH A TALENT AND PERSONALITY AND ITS GOT TO BE NURTURED. BRITAIN NEEDS SOME ONE LIKE ASANDA WE HAVE NOT GOT ANY ONE SO YOUNG WITH SUCH A VOICE LETS GET TOGETHER AND SUPPORT HER WHEN USA HAS THERE YOUNG TALENT THEY REALLY TREAT IT LIKE A DIAMONDS SO ASANDA LET NO ONE SPOIL YOUR DREAMS YOUNG LADY I CANNOT WAIT TO SEE YOU ON YOUR JOURNEY TO BE A SUPERSTAR WIN OR LOSE BGT YOU HAVE WON BIG TIME AND YOU WILL NEVER BE THE SAME THE SONG DIAMONDS AND HELO GAVE ME SERIOUS GOOSE PIMPLES WHEN YOU SANG IT IWILL BUY IT RIGHT NOW LOOOOOL

  • john baptist

    GOD BLESS ALECIA DIXON SHE LOOKS SO GOOD AND SHE FELT LIKE HOW I DID KEEP SWEET ALEX WONDERFUL PERSONALITY AND THANKS FOR BEING POSITIVE FOR ASANDA LETS WATCH THIS YOUNG GIRLS JOURNEY TO STARDOM WITHOUT A DOUBT XXXX