The love affair between ITV talent competitions and artists with Eurovision connections just will not come to an end! First, we had Saara Aalto take 2016’s X Factor UK by storm. Then 2015 Junior Eurovision winner Destiny Chukunyere qualified for the live semi-finals of Britain’s Got Talent 2017. Last autumn, Montenegro’s Slavko Kalezić reached the judges’ houses stage of X Factor UK. Now, Amy Marie Borg adds her name to the list!
A standing ovation for Amy!
16-year-old Amy’s Britain’s Got Talent audition of Nella Fantasia aired on ITV1 on April 28th. Following her performance, all four judges and the theatre audience were on their feet to give Amy a standing ovation. Indeed, The YouTube video of the audition has already passed a remarkable 2.4 million views!
Following last night’s final auditions episode, we discovered that Amy had been chosen to take part in Britain’s Got Talent‘s five live semi-finals which will air nightly starting tomorrow (28th May)! It has yet to be revealed which semi-final Amy will appear in.
Finding her destiny
Back in 2015, Amy had taken part in the national selection in Malta to become the 2015 Maltese Junior Eurovision Song Contest representative. Performing Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again, Amy’s talent was obvious. While she didn’t win the competition, it was undoubtedly a fantastic experience for Amy.
Of course, the winner of the competition was Destiny Chukunyere who went on to win the 2015 Junior Eurovision Song Contest for Malta. Coincidentally, Destiny was in Amy’s current position this time last year when she herself appeared in the Britain’s Got Talent live semi-finals. Opening the second semi-final, Destiny placed 6th which wasn’t enough to qualify for the final of the competition.
Speaking to metro.co.uk, Amy explained that she was much more nervous performing in front of Simon Cowell than in front of the Maltese audience in her Junior Eurovision national selection:
‘I wasn’t that nervous as it wasn’t that big of an audience but with Simon, I was just a little bit more nervous.’
We wish Amy the best of luck in her live semi-final. The Britain’s Got Talent semi-finals air nightly from 7.30pm UK time on ITV1 starting tomorrow.