For the first time this season on “Britain’s Got Talent,” we actually saw Simon Cowell stop an act before starting for a reason other than them simply being ridiculous — he was bored with the song choice.
On this occasion, the act that he stopped was none other than 16-year old Hope Murphy, who had to be petrified enough on her own at the thought of singing in front of Simon and the judges for the first time. What was amazing about this, however, was that Simon stopping her was the best thing that could have happened to her. He convinced he to pick “This Woman’s Work” on her list of song choices, and she took on the Maxwell hit with a great sense of beauty and restraint. We’ve heard this song covered already on “American Idol” over the years by the likes of DeAndre Brackensick and Michael Lynche, and it was nice to hear a female voice conquer it instead.
While we are somewhat worried about someone so young getting swallowed alive by this competition, we think that Hope could be nice competition for one of the strongest vocalists from last week’s show in Chelsea Redfern.
Despite Britain being pretty overrun with talent shows at the moment, we are actually pleasantly surprised by some of the singers that have been unearthed this season. Thank goodness for the younger generation!
What did you think about Hope’s performance, and how does it compare to what we have seen on the season so far?