South Africa’s Belinda Davids wows on Britain’s Got Talent
South African talent for the win
Local talent has been shining at this year’s Britain’s Got Talent competition, where South African singer Belinda Davids has made it all the way through to the semi-finals.
The 43-year-old’s performance of Whitney Houston’s I have Nothing received a standing ovation from judges David Williams, Ashley Banjo, Alesha Dixon and Amanda Holden and even though she wasn’t ultimately chosen to move forward by the judges, she may still qualify via the viewer vote which will be revealed in the final.
In total there are ten spots up for grabs in the final show, five acts chosen by the judges and another five decided by the public vote.
The finale will take place on October 10th where the finalists will compete for £250 000 (over R5- million) prize money, along with the chance to perform at the Royal Variety Performance.
Davids, who comes from Port Elizabeth, has been wowing the BGT audience with her powerful covers of Whitney Houston ballads. She has plenty of experience emulating the RnB powerhouse since she’s spent the last few years travelling the world performing her Whitney Houston Tribute Show. The Greatest Love of All, for which she beat out 15,000 other hopefuls for the starring role.
Her stellar musical career started at age 14, and though she (incredibly) has never had vocal training, she has an amazing four octave vocal range.
After enjoying an impressive solo career she settled in Los Angeles where she collaborated with R&B singer/producer Sam Salter and performed with acts like Monica, Johnny Gill, Kelly Price and Keri Hilson, appearing on shows like The Jay Leno Show and The George Lopez Show, before hitting the road with The Greatest Love of All.
An amazing run on BGT is just a cherry on top of a pretty incredible career in the music industry and we know we’ll be rooting for Belinda all the way.