Reality TV competitions have come a long way since American Idol premiered in 2002. With time, shows such as The X Factor, The Voice, and America’s Got Talent has gathered viewers by the millions. More than anything else, they bring amazing talent to the fore year after year. Today, we’ll be introducing you to one such prodigy. This young contestant blew the judges and the audience away with her performance on the British reality show ‘Britain’s Got Talent’.
To those of you who aren’t familiar with BGT, this annual competition calls out the best talent from around the United Kingdom. The show’s judges have rotated over the years, with the exception of one regular fixture, Simon Cowell. Cowell is so notorious for his harsh criticisms that he’s earned the nickname ‘Mr. Nasty’. You can see him at the judges’ table in this video, along with David Walliams, Amanda Holden, and Alesha Dixon.
Britain’s Got Talent has been on the air for 10 years now. It has seen its fair share of great acts (and not-so-great acts) throughout its decade-long journey. But despite the sheer talent that the show summons, nothing could have prepared the judges for Maia Gough, the young diva who contested in 2015.
Maia, all of 12 years old in the video below, hails from South Wales. She has nurtured a lifelong passion for singing. She confidently showed up to audition for Britain’s Got Talent with her heart set out to honor her family. Sure enough, her entire clan was sitting in the audience, anxiously waiting to see if little Maia could pass the grueling audition process.