Asanda Jezile has high hopes for an 11 year old girl.
The youngster shone on the most recent episode of Britain’s Got Talent, when she wowed he panel, audience and viewers at home with her accomplished and confident version of Rihanna’s hit song ‘Diamonds.’
The pre-teen singer won high praise from the panel and Simon Cowell revealed that he has never seen such stage presence in a child performer. She sailed through to the next rounds and hopes to make the live shows, because she thinks she has much more to give.
Asanda told ITV.com that she wants to be a real life diva like Beyonce or Rihanna and explained:
“I want to be like Beyonce and Rihanna because they work hard and have a fantastic talent. They are very powerful in their jobs. I went on BGT to show people what I can do.”
She admitted that her parents have helped her to achieve her dream to date and added:
“My parents are really happy and very pleased and proud. They are very supportive which is really helpful. My friends have all been saying well done.”
Jezile says she was shocked when the judges reacted so positively to her behaviour, especially as so many other acts had been buzzed off before her. She was ‘pleased’ to have succeeded and continued:
“I was really amazed and happy when I watched my performance. I was very, very pleased. I didn’t expect the reaction from the Judges. I taught myself to dance from watching music videos. I just like to sing and dance” ”
And Asanda’s proud parents couldn’t be happier, with dad Lennox adding to the website: “We realised Asanda could sing when she was two or three years old. She used to dance and sing along to the television. We are so, so proud of her, me and her mother.”
“We are also artists so she has learned from us. She copied us when she was younger. Sometimes we all do gigs together. I was in the Lion King from 1998 to 2008. Asanda loved to watch but she wants to be a pop star.”
Jezile has built herself quite the following of celebrity supporters since her audition aired last week and TOWIE star Sam Faiers tweeted:
“Wow amazing #BGT a new @rihanna in the making”
Big Brother star Imogen Thomas wrote:
“Wow 11yrs old!!!! And she sounds like that #bgt”
“Amaze balls #bgt”
Britain’s Got Talent continues tomorrow night on ITV. Leave your comments below….