Britain's Got Talent 2017: Simon Cowell interrupts nervous Sian Pattison's audition

Singer's daughter applied for her to take part in the ITV show

Britain's Got Talent 2017 - Sian Pattison

Nervous Britain's Got Talent 2017 singer Sian Pattison had her audition interrupted by Simon Cowell in tonight's episode.

As she took to the stage, the 31-year-old told the judges how reluctant she was to appear on the ITV talent contest.

"If I'm honest, I just get really scared, it scares me a bit," she explained. "I didn't put myself here, my daughter actually applied on my behalf."

Sian, who works as an accounts manager, started her performance by singing Beyoncé's 'Ave Maria'.

However, her anxiety soon took another hit when Simon held his hand up to halt the song.

"Right, OK, Sian, it was so jolly and happy and horrible that it wasn't emotional," he told her.

The music mogul asked her to sing her back-up track, 'With You' from the musical Ghost - but she ended up stopping again after flubbing the opening line.

Fortunately, Sian's third attempt went to plan - and she welled up in tears at the end when she received a standing ovation.

"Thank you so much, thank you so much for your support, that was lovely," she told the crowd.

Simon praised her for working through her nerves, saying: "Congratulations on what you just did.

"Why I really liked that second song is that you weren't prepared for it. You were so much more relaxed."

Meanwhile, David Walliams observed that it "was like watching a caterpillar turn in to a butterfly."

Despite the nerves, Sian won four yeses from the judges and is through to the next round.

Her daughter rushed on stage to congratulate her after the audition, while Ant and Dec cheered on from the side lines.

Britain's Got Talent continues Saturday nights on ITV.

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