Hope Murphy has admitted that it was fifth time lucky for her when she auditioned for Britain’s Got Talent earlier this year.
The 16 year old singer was lucky enough to impress the four judges at her recent audition for the ITV show and was one of the stand out acts on Saturday’s show, when she was seen moving the panel with her rendition of ‘This Woman’s Work.’
However, success hasn’t come easy for the young star and speaking this morning, she told Lorraine Kelly on ITV1 that it was her fifth time trying out for the show.
She’s glad that it did take her so long to get to this stage of the competition though and admitted that she’s probably better prepared for it now. Hope said:
“If you saw me when I was eleven, I was a lot quieter, so I’m glad that this is the one time that I’ve got the opportunity to get to the next stage.”
Murphy was elated that the judges enjoyed her singing so much. Amanda Holden was a particular fan and after her performance, raved:
“I think that you are a star in the making. An astonishing voice.”
The young singer said their reaction was a big compliment for her and added:
“The comments from the judges were amazing, I couldn’t have asked for anything better.”
“Obviously you go up there and you want to impress them, so to hear every single one of them have positive comments, was just overwhelming.”
Hope also shed some light on the whole Pete Waterman story that broke in the press yesterday. It was reported that she had been working with the former Pop Idol judge, until he told her that she was too fat to really pursue a career in the music industry.
However, the blonde beauty claimed that she is very grateful to the music mogul for taking the time to advise her and work with her and explained:
“He saw one of my videos on Youtube and I went to the studio, he just called me up and he just wanted to give me the experience. People have said about record deals but there was no promise. He was an amazing man and it was an honour to have the chance to meet him and he has given me so much good advice that I have used.”