Britain's Got Talent 2016: Ana & Fia shocked by the reaction to their audition

Ana & Fia on Britain's Got Talent 2016

Britain's Got Talent's singing mum and daughter Ana & Fia have confessed to being shocked by the reaction to their audition.

The mother and daughter act moved the judges with their powerful performance of Barbra Streisand's Tell Him on Saturday night.

Originally from Indonesia, full time mum Ana, A-level student Fia and Fia’s brother Afi moved to the UK in 2011 and they now live in Essex.

On stage, Ana told the judges she was hoping for a fresh start after a difficult time in her marriage.

She and daughter Fia went on to stun the panel as they sung together, getting a full standing ovation from all of Alesha Dixon, David Walliams, Simon Cowell and Amanda Holden.

Speaking after the performance aired on Saturday night, the pair recalled how Ant and Dec had to calm them down backstage at the time.

"Before we went on stage, we were with Ant and Dec and I think they were trying to calm us down," they explained this week. "They were so nice to us and everyone was like, ‘it’s going to be fine’.

"The Judge we wanted to impress the most was Simon Cowell. I was scared because there were a lot of buzzers going on before our act, and we were worried they might hate us and say we’re not good enough. But, then we came on stage and the reaction was crazy.”

Ana said of what turned out to be a very emotional audition: “It was really unbelievable and we never expected that.

"When we watched ourselves on TV, we weren’t planning to do that and to act like that. It was spontaneous and it was natural - we were so happy.”

Chatting to the official BGT website at ITV.com, the pair went on to say that singing had made their family bond even stronger.

Ana & Fia bgt

Fia told the website: “Obviously, the bond that we have got us through different situations in our life and I think we may make others believe that no matter where you are in life, you can always get through it with family. Especially your mum.”

Mum Ana added: “We are stronger and happier now and that’s because of singing. Singing is when we are happiest.”

Britain's Got Talent continues this weekend on Saturday AND Sunday.

Get the latest news

Subscribe on YouTube