Even though “The Voice” aired earlier in the day, “Britain’s Got Talent” managed to find a voice of their own that was just as good (if not better) than anything we saw on the earlier show — Chelsea Redfern.
The moment Redfern went out on stage and proclaimed that she was going to be tackling a version of the Prince classic “Purple Rain,” we were admittedly skeptical — outside of Prince (of course) and Misha B on “The X Factor” last year, there are not too many people that we have heard be able to carry this song without any glaring problems. (As a matter of fact, mostly of the other renditions sound more like acid rain.)
Thankfully, Chelsea made us into fans after about eight bars. The one thing even better than her actual voice? Seeing her face as she performed, and watching the tears well up in her eyes. It’s great to see performers get emotional, but be able to not miss a beat in their performance rather than falling into a sobbing pool in the floor.
Of course, all four judges said “yes” here, and Chelsea is on to the next round — where we think she has to be considered a favorite alongside Jonathan Antoine. There really isn’t even much that impresses us from a talent standpoint anymore after watching countless renditions of these shows annually — even though from an entertainment standpoint we’re already petitioning to make David Walliams a judge on every show known to man.
What did you think about Chelsea’s performance, and would you ever be so bold as to perform “Purple Rain” at an audition?