Stevenage schoolgirl Gabz Gardiner wows Britain’s Got Talent judges with The One

Gabz Gardiner appeared on Britain's Got Talent on Sunday. Credit: ITV

Gabz Gardiner appeared on Britain's Got Talent on Sunday. Credit: ITV - Credit: Logo supplied courtesy of ITV

A SCHOOLGIRL from Stevenage who performed on Britain’s Got Talent at the weekend has been described by judge Simon Cowell as a “future popstar”.

Gabz Gardiner wowed all four judges on the talent show in a performance which was aired on ITV1 on Sunday night.

The 14-year-old sung, rapped and played the piano to The One, a track she has written herself.

Gabz, wearing a leopard print onesie, received four ‘yes’ votes, before Simon Cowell said: “I think we’re looking at a future popstar.”

The show’s creator added: “I absolutely loved that. I really did. I think that’s a cute little song, great chorus, you know produced properly that song you may have something there. I mean you’re not the best piano player in the world are you but you’re very very likeable, you really are. It’s a really good song, I can’t get it out of my head.”


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Alesha Dixon, former member of garage girl group Mis-Teeq, said: “Your melodies are really good, really good. I like that you were rapping at the piano, I thought that was cool and different. And I love what you’re wearing, you’re a really nice girl and there was something very very sweet about that. I really liked it.”

Little Britain comedian David Walliams said: “To write a song like that at 14 years old, who knows what you can do. We’d be crazy to let you go.”

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Actress and presenter Amanda Holden said: “It was really good, it got better and better and better and I know that when we go for our tea later we’ll be singing it.”

Gabz, who was accompanied to the audition by her dad, said she “couldn’t believe” that the judges had liked her song.

She will now compete in the second live semi-final at 7.30pm on ITV1 tonight (Tuesday).

The results of the public vote will then be revealed at 9.30pm, when the favourite act will automatically go through and the second and third place performers’ fate will be decided by the judges.

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