Grenfell Tower survivor wows Britain's Got Talent judges

Dan Seddon
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Britain's Got Talent auditions continued tonight (May 18) and the judges were left impressed by one particular contestant: singer Leanne Mya.

Leanne entered the stage in a shy and focussed manner, which Simon Cowell quickly tuned into – he then asked why she'd decided to compete.

"The last 19 months have been really, really difficult," she explained, before adding: "I'm a survivor from Grenfell Tower. I just made a decision to do something positive, and try and make something positive out of something negative."

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Leanne then proceeded to perform a cover of Sam Smith's 'Lay Me Down', which earnt her four yeses from the judging panel.

David Walliams reflected: "Obviously the story is one that touched everyone around the world, you should be very proud."

Simon then said: "I think this is really important, what you just did. I'm actually surprised every year at how many amazing people we meet on this show, who have the courage to share something."

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Social media enthusiasts also found Leanne's spirit commendable, as they shared some thoughts of their own on Twitter.

Britain's Got Talent will return next week (May 25) on ITV at 8pm.

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