Millions of people watched a Northampton mother of five sing her heart out on stage in front of the Britain’s Got Talent judges.
Becky O’Brien appeared on the hit ITV talent show on Saturday night in front of judges Simon Cowell, David Walliams, Alesha Dixon and Amanda Holden.
Ahead of the show Becky wrote on her Facebook page: “I’m so excited to start this new experience! I will be on Britain’s Got Talent Tonight at 8PM BGT.”
Becky, 34, who has five children and is from Northampton, said her little boy had encouraged her to audition for the show after saying she had a really good voice.
The judges and the audience sat and listened as Becky sung Somewhere Over the Rainbow. By the end of the song everyone gave her a standing ovation.
Simon Cowell said: “Wow. I was not expecting that. Your voice is so beautiful, so authentic. It was just so emotional. This is why we love making this show. It’s to find people like you and that was your moment and you took it and it was fantastic.”
David Walliams said the song was ‘fitting’ and praised Becky for her performance.
Amanda Holden said: “This is the show where people’s dreams come true and I really really do think you deserve a break because it was an amazing performance.”
Alesha Dixon added: “I fell in love with you before you even started singing. Your voice...it’s like it’s from a different era. Your children must be so proud.”
All four star judges gave Becky a ‘yes’ vote meaning that she is now through to the next round.
The winner of the show will perform at the Royal Variety Performance later this year.
Following the show Becky said via her Facebook page: “Wow I couldn’t have asked for anything more! I am so over whelmed by everyones reaction, Here’s to a whirlwind of a journey! xxxxxx”
She later added: “I am so overwhelmed by the wonderful support you have all given me so far, I truly appreciate it!!! Thank you all so very much.”
Becky has since appeared on ITV This Morning today where she was interviewed by Phillip Schofield and Amanda Holden.
I am so overwhelmed by the wonderful support you have all given me so far.Becky O’Brien
Becky tweeted: “Thanks for having me today guys!!!”