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Shy BGT Contestant Breaks Out Of His Shell With Stunning Opera Performance.

maxwell thorpe singing at britain's got talent

For the last 10 years, 32-year-old Maxwell Thorpe has been singing outside a shopping center in Chesterfield, Derbyshire. However, Max recently decided it was time for a change, so he put his singing skills to the test on a much bigger stage: The one at Britain’s Got Talent. 

When Maxwell walked on stage, he immediately admitted to the judges that he was very nervous, and they could tell.  But as soon as he opened his mouth, everyone’s jaws dropped. First of all, they weren’t expecting him to sing an opera song. Second, they just couldn’t believe the beautiful voice that was coming out of his mouth so effortlessly, especially because he seemed so nervous before.

As soon as Max finished singing Luciano Pavarotti’s beautiful song “Caruso,” the whole audience and the judges gave him a standing ovation that went on for a long time. Then, all of the judges proceeded to compliment the talented singer.

“Seriously, you’re so shy and quiet and then that happened,” said Simon Cowell. “It was like one of those movies. This wasn’t supposed to happen and it was brilliant.”

The judges hope that after experiencing such overwhelming support from the crowd, Maxwell can get the confidence that he needs and deserves to take his career to the next level.

“I really hope that that reaction has done something for your confidence,” said Amanda Holden. “Cause you are better than standing on the pavement”.

Watch the amazing performance that got Max four “yeses” below and don’t forget to share with a friend.


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