A shy, 12-year-old schoolgirl from Cheshire, England just launched TV competition "Britain's Got Talent" into a new dimension for the show's tenth season. Beau Dermott's big, bold performance of "Defying Gravity" from the musical "Wicked" is defying expectations in a way many say hasn't been achieved since the debut of Scottish singing sensation Susan Boyle.
“Everyone else may as well go home now – we have a winner," judge David Williams said. But it was judge Amanda Holden who fast-tracked the young singer by hitting the "golden buzzer." The buzzer can be used by each judge only once per season to automatically send a contestant straight to the live semi-final round.
It wasn't just the judges who voiced their support. The team behind the award-winning musical also tweeted their appreciation with the message, "If we had an EMERALD buzzer, we'd be pushing it for Beau Dermott too!"
Speaking to their local paper, Dermott's father Ian expressed his shock in the overwhelming reaction. "“The judges said she could give Kerry Ellis a run for her money in the West End show." Ellis was the first British actress to play "Wicked's" Elphaba in London's West End.
Does Dermott's performance not only defy gravity, but also your expectations for a young singer? Do you think a win of this season's "Britain's Got Talent" might just be a first stop in a long career?