Britain's Got Talent 2012: 9-year-old Zena Donnelly wows with Whitney Houston tribute

Simon Cowell

A nine-year-old girl wowed at the Britain's Got Talent 2012 auditions yesterday, belting out a Whitney Houston classic for the judges.

Irish singer Zena Donnelly, who became a YouTube sensation after one of her performances was uploaded onto the site, performed Greatest Love Of All.

Zena had previously performed the track with Whitney herself at a concert in 2010.

After her try out on Britain’s Got Talent, Alesha Dixon told her: "That was a lovely tribute",

Amanda Holden commented: "There were flashes of a brilliant voice in there."

However the male judges weren't as convinced, with Simon saying: "You need a lot more practice."

And David Walliams added: "It wasn't perfect but emotion was there and I think you have a huge future."

Britain's Got Talent 2012 returns to telly in the spring.

Watch Zena's performance with Whitney below...

Get the latest news

Subscribe on YouTube