Britain's Got Talent's Sarah Ikumu praised by Jennifer Hudson after THAT audition

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Jennifer Hudson has praised Sarah Ikumu after that amazing Britain's Got Talent 2017 audition.

Sarah, a school girl and singer, closed the first round of try outs for the new series of BGT earlier this month.


Currently living with her mum and dad Alex in Milton Keynes, Sarah belted out “And I Am Telling You”, previously performed by Jennifer Hudson.

After singing, Sarah had all four judges and the entire live audience up on their feet - before Simon Cowell hit the golden buzzer.

He said: "I've heard this song a lot and it started off really well and then it's like you became possessed halfway through.

"It was quite incredible and for someone of your age to stand on that stage with all the nerves and pressure to absolutely nail the song but you made it your song."

Finally, Simon concluded: "Most importantly, enjoy this, I'm thrilled for you and your family."


After the audition, Jennifer got wind of the try out and praised Sarah's performance online.

"Nobody knows your potential the way u do , lil sista! She's 15 yal ! U BETTA SING !!!!! " The Voice UK coach tweeted.

"Thank you so much," Sarah replied.

Also raving about the youngster was X Factor winner Sam Bailey.

"congratulations on getting golden buzzer! You were incredible xx well done xx great vocal!" Sam posted to Twitter.

And Keith Lemon wrote online: "The best act I've ever seen on @BGT by far @sarahikumu Britains answer to the J Hud!!! Outstanding! If she don't win forget about it. Word!"

With Simon's golden buzzer, Sarah is into the live semi-finals later this year.


For now, Britain's Got Talent 2017 auditions continue Saturday nights on ITV.

The next episode airs this evening (April 29) from 8PM.

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