Britain's Got Talent 2013 singer Aliki Chrysochou has said she was keen to impress Simon Cowell at her audition.
29 year old Aliki is a music teacher originally from Cyrus, who was diagnosed with focal encephalitis a few years ago leading to the loss of all co-ordination, speech and movement.
It was a story that made for a very moving performance on Saturday night when Aliki sung Evanescence hit Wake Me Up, leaving Alesha Dixon in tears.
“You’re inspiring so many people, you will. I’m so glad you came here today," Alesha gushed.
Simon Cowell told her: “Well you just have a natural talent Aliki you know. That lyric was so poignant and there’s something about your energy Aliki that is just incredible.”
And he added: “There’s something special about her.”
Speaking to us today, Aliki confessed: "I must admit that I really hoped to impress Simon.
"I know he's quite a tough judge. I was told on that day he was in a really bad mood so I really wanted to impress him."
"I think BGT has more diversity of the genre that I would like to do," she told us.
Watch our full chat with Aliki below...