“A 12-year-old’s cover of a Whitney Houston song sparks cheers throughout the entire auditorium.”

When twelve-year-old Maia Gough from Wales stepped onto the stage of Britain’s Got Talent, she brought along quite the entourage: her mom, dad, grandmother, grandfather, and a host of others. “So all of Wales, basically,” joked judge David Williams.

When asked which song she would perform, Maia confidently replied, “I Have Nothing” by Whitney Houston, citing Houston as her biggest idol. The judges were taken aback by her song choice, knowing that a Whitney Houston song typically requires a mature voice. The exchanged glances and raised eyebrows between Simon and the others indicated their skepticism about whether she could pull it off.

However, any doubts were quickly dispelled within moments as Maia began to sing, pouring all her passion and enthusiasm into the performance. The judges couldn’t believe that such a young twelve-year-old could deliver such a challenging song with such finesse.

Maia truly shone on the Britain’s Got Talent stage with her incredible talent. Her heartfelt performance captivated the audience, leaving a lasting impression. Watch the audition video below and please leave us a Facebook comment to let us know what you thought!