A Britain’s Got Talent audience member did an impromptu audition that left the audience in tears after his mother secretly entered him into the program.
After his sister-in-law presented them with free tickets to Britain’s Got Talent, Nick Edwards thought he was going on a date with his wife without the kids.
Nick, a property manager, was surprised to see his kids, Callie, 4, and Savannah, 3, with their grandma, Tracey, while sitting in the crowd.
His mother, it turns out, secretly entered him in the tournament because she knew he would never do it himself.
“You’re joking, right?” “That’s my mother, you’re kidding,” Nick said as his family appeared onstage.
Nick was given about 45 minutes to warm up before performing in front of judges Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon, and David Walliams.
“They gave me my guitar, which my family had brought down that day, and they [producers] said this is the song we want you to perform since we saw it on your Instagram,” Nick remembered.
The 35-year-old father told the judges that he had “lost a lot of confidence” in himself over the years and had thus stopped singing in public.
“Hopefully I’ll be able to hold the nerves and sobbing at bay while I do this,” a hesitant Nick stated.
Nick then sang “Daddy’s Little Girl,” a song written by Ernie Halter, to his girls. He performed the song so beautifully that the judges were “in bits.”
Host Declan Donnelly, who has a three-year-old daughter, couldn’t help but become emotional during the moving performance. After wiping his tears away, Declan turned to the camera and jokingly insisted: “I’m fine!”
“I remember playing and my fingers getting a little rubbery, and I remember thinking, ‘This is going to be a significant time for you.’” “I don’t want to mess it up.”
As wonderful as the moment was, many viewers questioned its legitimacy because Nick was wearing a microphone before being called onstage.