He stepped on stage last night admitting he had a stammer, but Norman Bondin ended up absolutely smashing it on BBC One’s new singing competition All Together Now.
The competition sees singers perform in front of 100 judges, including former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell, who must stand up and sing along if they like what they see. There are five heats and a final round, with a £50,000 cash prize going to the winner.
Before singing, Norbert – who had previously appeared on Britain’s Got Talent – put all his cards on the table and admitted he has a stammer.
“I have to do my best and sing my heart out…I will be singing a song that means the world to me.”
His rendition of Say Something by Christina Aguilera and A Great Big World won the hearts of 92 out of the 100 judges which brought them to the top of the leaderboard. Geri Halliwell loved him too, describing his performance as “amazing”.
Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough to see him go through to the final as he was narrowly beaten by Jodie Steele, who managed to score 97 votes with her rendition of Whitney Houston’s I Wanna Dance With Somebody.
Yet viewers were clearly fond of the young Maltese man…
Norbert is the second Maltese singer to appear on All Together Now, after Fran ‘Chess’ Galea, who impressed judges two weeks ago with her rendition of All That Jazz from the musical Chicago.