16-year-old Sarah Ikumu, a Kenyan-born British teen appeared on the popular Britains’s Got Talent on Saturday 16th April.
Ikumu got a standing ovation from the crowd and judges after she performed a spectacular rendition of And I Am Telling You by Jennifer Hudson.
Her vocal gymnastics, had everyone applauding before she’d even finished singing.
Sarah’s flawless performance of the popular song brought the auditorium at London’s Palladium theater to its feet as Judge Simon Cowell hit the golden buzzer to automatically propel her to the competition’s semi-final.
“I have heard that song a lot.I thought it started great and then it’s like you became possessed halfway through, it was quite incredible. And for someone of your age to stand on the stage with all these nerves and all this pressure, to absolutely – not just to nail this song, but you made it your song “
Sarah recently won the Milton Keynes Young Musician Of The Year Award in her school too.
When asked why she preferred that particular song, Sarah explained that it was because it showcased her vocal ability the best.
After she was propelled to the next round, her family rushed to the stage to hug her and share the joyous moment with her.
During her years in Kenya, Sarah was a student at Riara Springs Primary school. She is currently studying at Hazel Academy in Milton Keynes, England.