BRITAIN’S Got Talent viewers complained that a moving performance by a group of frontline workers didn’t get the recognition it deserved.
The Frontline Singers got a standing ovation and had everyone moved to tears on Britain’s Got TalentCredit: Rex
Even judge Amanda Holden broke down in tears as she watched a choir made up of frontline workers including paramedics and police officers perform an original song about the coronavirus pandemic.
The choir was founded by James Beeny and Gina Georgio during the COVID-19 Pandemic, who wanted to bring joy to the world after a difficult two years.
Some of the heartwarming lyrics include: “Where every boy and every girl living in this strange old world.
“We’ll see the best that we can be…they will learn from you and me.”
After their performance, Alesha – who was fighting back tears – said: “I found that really moving. I hung on to every single world. It was so poignant, so lovely and we are in debt to you. It was very touching.”
Amanda told her: “It was just wonderful we could be a part of it all and you get this moment because it was tremendous.”
Simon remarked: “What we’ve gone through the last two years, it’s surreal. Out of it comes moments like this.
“It gives us a chance to say thank you to all of you because it’s people like yourselves who protected all of us. We have good times ahead I think.”
Despite the high praise from judges, they failed to reach over to the coveted golden buzzer.
Fans watching at home could not believe they didn’t get the highest honour on the show.
“No golden buzzer for the #frontlinesingers#BGT that’s a shame. Enjoyed that performance,” one fan tweeted.
Another added: “I’d have hit the golden buzzer for them !”
And a third wrote: “Why didn’t the Frontline workers get the golden buzzer?”
In the first national lockdown, The Frontline Singers recorded a virtual performance of Strange Old World – an original song written by James and Gina to raise charitable funds for the NHS.
The song, which doubled its Just Giving Target in its first week online, is performed by 50 frontline workers and features theatre stars Karl Queensborough and Paul Wilkins.
From police officers and doctors to top West End professionals, the group has come together to spread a message of hope and solidarity through song.
In the autumn of 2021, the group came together from around the country to sing together in person for the first time.
Judge Amanda Holden was very moved by the performanceCredit: ITV
As was Alesha DixonCredit: ITV
But fans watching at home thought the singers should’ve got the golden buzzerCredit: Rex
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