11-year-old Asanda Jezile amazed the Britain’s Got Talent judges with her rendition of Rihanna’s ‘Diamonds’ back in 2013. Hoping to get four yes’s to progress to the live shows, Jezile gave the performance all she had.
11-year-old singer perfects Rihanna hit on ‘Britain’s Got Talent’
Britain’s Got Talent has seen some phenomenal young talent over the years, but nothing like Asanda Jezile. The singer auditioned for the show back in 2013, with her cover of worldwide Rihanna hit, ‘Diamonds’.
Before her audition, Jezile spoke on wanting to bring as much sass as she could to her performance, hoping to amaze the judge panel.
Asanda did just that, perfecting the song, with the judges in shock by the end of her performance. “I cannot believe my eyes. Y’know when you are on the money, you’re voice is incredible,” Alesha said after the audition. “I’m lost for words,” the judge continued.
“We’ve had a lot of people your age over the years performing, I’ve never seen anyone who’s got such amazing stage presence for an 11-year-old,” Cowell exclaimed. “I mean seriously, seriously good.
Jezile progressed to the live shows, singing two huge Beyonce anthems, ‘If I Were A Boy’ and ‘Halo’. She finished 11th place in the competition.
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Since her time on BGT, Asanda allegedly went on to catch the eye of Disney bosses. It was reported that she auditioned for a lead role in a movie.
Jezile also performed on Eurovision in 2018, but her performance showed ‘inexperience’ according to The Telegraph’s Charlotte Runcie.