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Shy Schoolgirls Bring Audience To Tears With Chilling Opera Audition.

When the young women of the Hywel Girls’ Choir walked out onto the “Britain’s Got Talent” stage, it was clear they already had the audience’s heart.

Their timid chosen speaker, Holly, had everyone “aww-ing” the second she opened her mouth. But if anyone took the soft-spoken girl at face value, they quickly learned that she was hiding a whole lot of talent under the surface. As soon as the group, Angelicus Celtis, began to sing, the audience and judges were noticeably shocked.


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The Welsh singers launched into a moving rendition of “Nessun Dorma,”from Puccini’s opera “Turandot.â€

Some audience members were so touched by the emotional performance that they were brought to tears.


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But one audience member, in particular, was beaming with pride.

Last year, choir director John Williams and his wife, Jean, hand-selected 17 members of the Hywel Girls’ Choir to audition for season 11 of the talent show. And they obviously hit the nail on the head with their choices.


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The aria they sang has been covered by operatic giants like Luciano Pavarotti and Plácido Domingo, but by the time Angelicus Celtis (which translates, rather fittingly, to “Celtic Angelâ€) finished the piece, Simon gushed, “I’ve heard this song a lot – this was, in my opinion, the most beautiful, incredible version of the song … I am very excited for your future.â€


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The praise was especially poignant for the choir’s director.

Before the girls began singing, they spoke about how he’d been in a deadly car accident. He was badly injured and lost his wife, Jean, too. Sadly, she never had the opportunity to see them perform. In an especially emotional moment, one member said she and the rest of the choir remained staunchly devoted to him because “he fought back to be there for us and make Angelicus happen.â€

They certainly did him proud.


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Watch their incredibly moving performance in the video below, and share to spread amazement!

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