Simon Scoffs When Girl Says She Sounds Like Whitney Houston But Her Performance Leaves Him Speechless

When you are a singer showcasing your talent on a show like Britain’s Got Talent, the attention and nerves can be overwhelming. Every singing voice is incredibly beautiful in their own way, but are they pretty enough to make an impression on four sometimes harsh judges? Especially the most critical of them all, Simon Cowell?

The nerves of impressing Simon alone would make even most experienced singer feel shaky. But one girl overcame this obstacle in an amazing way to perform her passion.

12-year-old Maia Gough bravely stepped onto the intimidating stage of Britain’s Got Talent.
One audience member correctly commented, “She looks sweet.”

Her stage presence was one of a typical, modest 12-year-old. She had a nervous smile and laughed as she recounted all the family members she brought with her to watch her sing, such as her mom, her dad, her grandma, her aunt, her uncle, her cousins, etc.

With Maia coming from South Wales, Judge David Walliams said, “So all of Wales,” when Maia finished telling the judges all the family members she brought. His well-timed jokes helped calm her fears before she went on to perform.

Maia stated that she was going to sing the song “I Have Nothing” by her idol, Whitney Houston.

Simon right away had a skeptical expression the moment Maia named her singing idol. The audience also shared his apprehension, wondering if the girl could pull off a song from the legendary singer.

But the moment Maia began performing, the audience immediately erupted into cheers.

Despite the girl’s small frame, she had a voice rich with soul. The looks on the judges’ faces were incredible when they saw her incredible ability.

As the song goes on and the audience’s cheers grow more feverish, you can see Maia’s confidence grow as she belts out note after note. The girl is surely a star in the making.

Her mother’s emotional response to her daughter’s talent is also touching. Her family really does believe in her 100%.

Check out Maia’s incredible performance for yourself below:


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