Simon Cowell Wants To Split Up Father-Daughter Opera Duo But Will It Backfire?
Faye and Martin Gregory-Lambert, a father-daughter opera duo auditioned for season 11 of ‘BGT’ with a truly remarkable performance. The duo simply called Martin & Faye sang “The Prayer” by Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli. Martin has been singing his whole life, but it was Faye who truly shocked everyone with her powerful voice at 10 years old.
Simon Cowell Had Hesitations About Martin & Faye’s Opera Act On ‘BGT’
Faye sang the first verse of the massive hit song and Martin joined in on the chorus. The pair sounded beautiful together as their powerful voices truly filled the room. Simon Cowell was making strange facial expressions throughout the performance and nobody knew what he was thinking. “On paper you might have thought a 10-year-old girl and her father singing opera together might not work but it was absolutely lovely” judge David Walliams gushed.
“I love the fact that you sing together and that’s your daughter I think that’s beautiful, 10-years-old singing like that” Alesha Dixon said.
“Faye you started off the better” Simon chimed in. “Martin you were good on the first chorus. I’m slightly confused here because I don’t know if it’s the right thing or the wrong thing that you two are still singing together.” This garnered some “boo’s” from the audience. This led to a very heartfelt emotional moment with Martin saying that if the judges put Faye through to the next round, she can go on to be a solo act and he will drop out of the competition.
“I don’t want to get rid of either of you, I just wonder whether it’s the right thing for both of you” Simon clarified. Even with all of his hesitations, Simon still voted them through to the Semi-Finals. The pair performed “Somewhere” from West Side Story. “The first part of it felt a little bit shaky” Amanda said after the performance. “Towards the end you really found your feet and did an amazing job.” The pair were later eliminated from the competition.
Where Are They Now?
After Martin & Faye competed on ‘BGT,’ they both continued on to pursue singing. Martin already established a career as a singer and Faye has definitely blossomed and come out of her shell more in the past few years. She posted a cover of “Never Enough” on her YouTube channel that will truly blow you away.
Martin sings at weddings and special events and also adds some comedy aspects into his act. He still sings like a pro which is evident in the video below. He works with a company called Shout Promotions.
Martin & Faye certainly proved that Simon does not always know best after the ‘BGT’ audience truly fell in love with this father-daughter duo. Splitting them up or not putting them through to the Sem-Finals would have been unfortunate and we are so glad they both got their time in the spotlight together.