Malta could well be looking at its latest singing sensation, after 16-year-old opera singer Amy Marie Borg left judges on popular variety show Britain’s Got Talent amazed.
Amy was visibly nervous before her audition, which took place a few months ago but was published today. In fact, presenter Ant McPartlin gave her a leg up by showing her the crowd behind the curtains.
“See, just normal people. Got nothing to worry about,” he said. “What have you got to worry about?”
Amy’s state of mind was evident as she appeared on stage, with Simon Cowell telling the cameras: “She looks so nervous”.
However, she left Simon and fellow judges Amanda Holden, David Walliams and Alesha Dixon stunned as she belted out an emotional rendition of “Nella Fantasia” and was rewarded with a standing ovation and four yeses.
In his remarks, Simon told Amy that she had “mugged” him, by appearing nervous before performing so brilliantly.
Amy is the second Maltese singer to perform on Britain’s Got Talent in as many years, after Destiny Chukunyare made it to the semi-finals last year.