The tables were turned on Amanda Holden on Saturday night’s Britain’s Got Talent, as she took to the stage for a performance of her own.
The BGT judge wowed viewers as she sang a rendition of Not While I’m Around, marking her first solo performance on the show in her 13 years on the panel.
Amanda released her debut album, Songs From The Heart, earlier this week, and stepped out from behind the judges’ desk to showcase a track from it.
And for many people who had never heard Amanda sing before, she certainly impressed...
woah why didn’t I know amanda holden can sing ?! go queen wow
— ella grace (@oooEllaGrace) October 3, 2020
— Ryan Glendenning (@ryanG_tweets) October 3, 2020
— psychicmedium.pw. (@psychicmediumpw) October 3, 2020
Wow how amazing was Amanda Holden on #BGT tonight!!??👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼
— Thomas (@thomas_matthewj) October 3, 2020
— Abigail (@MufcAbigail) October 3, 2020
wait since when could amanda holden sing ?? either way she’s good https://t.co/P0BvtHKj8Y
— justine (@justinebuckleya) October 3, 2020
ok so Amanda Holden can SING sing? I’m pleasantly surprised
— rvz (@shehrvz) October 3, 2020
— Camilla (@FabFood4All) October 3, 2020
You can sing girl, wasn't expecting that.
— Kwasi Ayo A. Lókosú (@Quasiloks) October 3, 2020
— Craig Bailey (@CraigBaileySM) October 3, 2020
What’s more, Mandy even got the thumbs up from the usually-hard-to-impress Piers Morgan, who previously sat alongside her on the BGT panel from 2007 to 2011.
He tweeted a picture of her performance, simply writing, “Fabulous” along with some applause emojis.
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) October 3, 2020
However, some had questioned whether Amanda had mimed during the performance, prompting a BGT spokesperson to issue a statement.
“Amanda was not miming on tonight’s fantastic and enchanting BGT performance,” they said.
After the performance, Amanda called it “one of the most nerve wracking things” she’d ever done.
She tweeted on Saturday night: “The song was my for my girls. Singing live in front of the judges & team behind scenes who I’ve worked with for 15 was the most nerve wracking thing I’ve ever done!”
. This is the picture that came up at the end of my live performance on @BGT today. The song was my for my girls. Singing live in front of the judges & team behind scenes who I’ve worked with for 15 was the most nerve wracking thing I’ve ever done! pic.twitter.com/alatOnBNQK
— Amanda Holden (@AmandaHolden) October 3, 2020
Amanda previously performed on the show as part of the cast of the West End musical Shrek, in which she played Princess Fiona in back in 2011.
Last week, Amanda issued a typically Amanda response after her choice of outfit on BGT sparked over 200 complaints to Ofcom.
Some viewers had doubted whether she’d had a wardrobe malfunction while wearing the dress, to which she responded on Instagram: “Mmmm really?! Who has nipples this close to their cleavage?!”
“FYI. A boned corset dented the girls all night,” she added, along with two fried egg emojis.
Britain’s Got Talent concludes next Saturday at 8pm on ITV.
This article originally appeared on HuffPost UK and has been updated.