Like its American counterpart, Britain’s Got Talent isn’t shy to play with the emotions of its audience. On a recent episode, the show hosted an audition for its fifteenth season. Despite not being in line to apply for the show, Nick Edwards’ performance astounded the judges, the crowd, and even Edwards himself.
Unbeknownst to Edwards, the play’s cast members—including his mother, two daughters, and other actors—entered the stage at BGT. Edwards appeared unsure of what would happen next as he sat in the hallway. “Well, Nick doesn’t know anything about this and we surprise him because we want him to come and sing because he sings a beautiful song for girls,” Tracy, Edwards’ mother, said as she began to elaborate. Certainly, Nick.
Edwards, who is in tears, makes his way from the audience to the stage, where he eventually performs “Daddy’s Little Girl” by Ernie Halter in a poignant performance. We had a really busy day planned, wow. “Completely shocks me,” Edwards said of being called to the stage. When questioned why he had claimed he would never take part in BGT, the singer said, “I think over the years I have lost a lot of confidence in my singing.” I usually do it at home in the shower.