Britain’s Got Talent hopeful Kev Orkian has admitted that if he manages to win the ITV talent extravaganza, he will ask Elton John to perform alongside him on the Royal Variety Show.
Armenian Kev made his TV debut on last night’s BGT show, when he sang Elton John’s I’m Still Standing – the scratched CD version. The performance impressed the judges and they later allowed him to progress to this week’s live semi finals.
On his dreams for the future, Kev told the Daily Star that he’d love to sing with Elton John someday. He said:
“I think Elton would find it funny. I’d love to get him on board and team up at the Royal Variety Show – that would be incredible.
“But that’s a long way off. I need to win BGT first.”
Kev also admitted that he often finds it hard to make ends meet on the money he earns from entertaining. He said:
“I’ve had times when I couldn’t pay the bills and didn’t have any money.
“Sometimes you are out of work for months at a time and that’s really hard.
“There have been times when I thought I’d have to give up the job I love but hopefully this is my chance to shine.”
But that lack of cash doesn’t stop Kev from singing for free, he reveals that he often performs at charity gigs in aid of our servicemen and women.
“The charity gigs are always the best ones, especially performing for the British troops.
“These people put their lives on the line for us, so the least I can do is spare 30 minutes to try and make them laugh.
“They are the best audiences – seeing them laugh at my act is the best payment in the world.”