Britain's Got Talent 2013 spoilers: Aliki Chrysochou wows Simon Cowell

Simon Cowell kiss

Singer Aliki Chrysochou was one of the stand outs at the Britain's Got Talent 2013 auditions in London this week.

Try outs in the capital ended on a high yesterday, as the 27-year-old wowed Simon Cowell with her voice.

The half Greek, half British singer was brought up in Cyprus, and told the panel before her performance: “I am blessed that I’m here today.

“A few years ago I was diagnosed with encephalitis.

“Everything I learnt when I was a baby was all gone — all co-ordination and my speech. I couldn’t speak, read, write or walk. My mother had to do everything — feed me and bathe me. She was my voice when I couldn’t speak.

“When I was at the hospital one night she started singing to me. It was the first time I responded — by humming — after a very long time.”

She went on: “Everything happened in a matter of ten days.

“I couldn’t speak, walk or write. It was like a switch had turned off.

“Singing was the only thing I could do after I recovered. I can’t believe I’m here.”

After singing Evanescence’s Bring Me To Life, the crowd of the London Palladium were on their feet.

Amanda gushed: "I can’t imagine what your mum must be thinking. The words were so poignant — the song was for your mum.”

And Simon Cowell added: “There’s something very moving. Having heard your story, everyone wanted you to do well.”

Browse pictures of the Britain's Got Talent 2013 judges arriving for the last round of auditions below...

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