It’s safe to say that there was one contestant during Saturday night’s episode of Britain’s Got Talent who warmed our hearts due to her overwhelming nerves and touching story about her daughter.
Awkwardly standing in front of the four judges, Sian Patterson came across as shy, meek, and incredibly nervous as she quietly explained how her young daughter had sent in her application form as she was too scared to apply for the show.
Sian went on to belt out a showstopping rendition of Ghost: The Musical’s ‘With You’, getting four yeses from Simon Cowell and co.
The aspiring singer looked completely stunned to get through to the next round of the competition, still shaking with nerves as she left the stage, however, it has now been revealed that Sian is far from the novice that she was made out to be.
In fact, the 31-year-old mum-of-three is actually a formally trained musician and an established professional singer, even playing Frida in an Abba tribute act.
Sian also has her own bustling YouTube channel where she often posts covers of songs, to thousands of viewers and compliments.
In spite of her extensive stage experience, a friend of Sian’s insisted that her Britain’s Got Talent nerves were completely genuine, telling The Mirror: “Sian has always suffered badly with nerves.
“She has worked really hard over the years to build her confidence through training and doing small scale local performances but nothing prepared her for her audition for BGT – it was the biggest audience she had ever played to by far.
“She was also really nervous about the feedback she’d get from the judges and was terrified of getting buzzed.”
This isn’t the first time this series that a so-called nervous novice turned out to already have a glittering entertainment career, with impressionist Jess Robinson previously being exposed as an award-winning comedy act who had appeared on BBC show Dead Ringers as well as The One Show and heaps of children’s TV shows.
Despite her extensive experience, a shy Jess told the judges that she’d only just started to follow her TV career dreams after her recent divorce.
A Britain’s Got Talent spokesperson said in a statement: “Anyone can apply for BGT irrespective of their past experience and all contestants are auditioned on merit.
“Past experience cannot always be featured in the programme due to time constraints.”