Duo Bars and Melody have won Simon Cowell’s golden buzzer in tonight’s Britain’s Got Talent 2014 auditions.
Charlie, 15 from Bristol and Leondre, 13 from Wales wowed the panel with their own version of Hopeful by Twista and Faith Evans, which included an original rap about their past experiences of bullying.
They won a standing ovation from judges and audience with the crowd chanting for one of the panel to press their golden buzzer… and Simon obliged!
“It seems like we hardly need to critique you it went so well,” David Walliams said. “For two young kids like you to come out and sing about something that really affects you and do it in a style that’s completely yours is a really rare thing. That’s why you got that Golden Buzzer today.”
Amanda Holden told the school boys: “I’m just so happy for you. (To Charlie) Your voice is beautiful. We were all in tears. So well done.”
Alesha Dixon, who was moved to tears by the performance, added: “The minute you started that verse it brought a tear to my eye. It was really, really moving.”
Leondre replied: “Alesha, if it wasn’t for you I wouldn’t be rapping so thank you so much.”
Simon told the musical pair: “I’ve heard some monstrous songs today and I was literally losing the will to live.
“You know what, I listened to every word. Did this stuff happen in your life? I think that record could be a hit. I really, really like you two.”
Alesha concluded: “That it… We’ll see you in the live shows!!”
Britain’s Got Talent continues Saturday night on ITV.
Browse pictures of tonight’s auditions here!