Ten-Year-Old ‘BGT’ Singer Is A Viral Sensation Thanks To Asda Video

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If you’re a fan of the ever-popular Britain’s Got Talent, you’ll definitely remember Calum Courtney’s performance from Saturday night’s episode. How could you not?

The 10-year-old LAD wowed the judges with a rendition of The Jackson 5’s ‘Who’s Lovin’ You’ and it blew everyone away, us included.

But this isn’t the first time the youngster has impressed an audience. Just last year he notched up two million YouTube views when he performed the song in an Asda branch, reports the Metro.

He was one of the standout acts of the first BGT auditions show over the weekend and he sailed through to the next round of the show.

But that’s when people began to realise it’s not the first time that Calum has shown off his amazing voice publicly.

The youngster, who has a mild form of autism, is no stranger to public performing. He’s also been a part of the line-up at the NSPCC Winter Charity Ball in aid of the National Autistic Society.

Credit: ITV/Britain's Got Talent
Credit: ITV/Britain’s Got Talent

His mum, Tupney Courtney, told LADbible: “I’ve been so overwhelmed by how nice people have been and that he has inspired so many people.

“Calum is so unfazed by the attention as long as he is happy, we are happy.

“Because Calum has autism he takes so much positivity from singing and, where he often struggled in social situations and at school, singing makes him so happy.”

Tupney also told Metro that Calum loves to perform in public, saying: “He loves how it feels and hearing the sound of his voice when he sings.

“He is always singing around the house and performing in public has never been a problem. The more people, the better for Calum when he is performing.”

Saturday night’s show saw Calum win rave reviews from the judges as well as a standing ovation, with Simon Cowell telling him: “You totally controlled the song.”

Amanda Holden added: “That was one of the biggest reactions we’ve had for anybody, it was fantastic.”

His mum took to Facebook when the show was being aired, posting: “I’m sooooo excited, I can finally share.

“Please tune in to BGT tonight at 8pm to watch my amazing brave boy”

The post continued: “We bumped into Simon, Ant and Dec and Stephen outside whilst waiting for our cab – as you can imagine, Calum was super excited.”

This morning, she added: “Hi all, I saw a post asking about my brave (big) boy and my lovely little son too.

“Yes, it was my Calum who sang in Asda, who was also on last nights BGT!!! How crazy.

“Thank you all for your continued support, please follow us on our journey. I pass on all of the nice messages on to Calum.”

We wish this little guy all the best, let’s look out for him in the next round.

Featured Image Credit: ITV





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