Britain’s Got Talent semi finals: Malaki Paul ‘went from a boy to a man’ with ‘No One’ performance (VIDEO)

Malaki Paul moved the judges and we’d say a fair proportion of the nation to tears when he first tried out for Britain’s Got Talent and sobbed on the stage, after getting half way through his rendition of ‘Listen’ by Beyonce, so we have to admit, we were slightly worried about how we would hold up when the nine year old singer returned to the stage of the ITV show this evening.

The young performer insisted recently that he wasn’t nervous about performing on the semi finals and admitted that he has been practicing singing in public and in front of large groups of people, ever since he got four yeses at his tryout in London.

Tonight, Malakai chose to sing an equally demanding song, in the form of ‘No One’ by Alicia Keys. This is a damned tough song to sing, and Malaki got off to a shaky start. While he recovered his pitch, you could still hear the waver in his voice due to nerves. Still, there wasn’t the same stage-fright he experienced at his first audition.

On the other hand – and I always try to keep it real, homies – Malaki’s vocal wasn’t good enough to secure him a place in the finals. If he gets through, it’ll be on the cute factor. And even that hasn’t been a guarantee of success on Britain’s Got Talent this year.


ALESHA DIXON: We all fell in love with you at the first audition. You sing as if you’ve lived a thousand lives. There’s a lot of pain there…you’re a raw talent.

SIMON COWELL: I think today you went from a boy to a man. You managed to conquer your nerves…if you can do what you’ve done tonight, you’re going to be very successful going forward.

AMANDA HOLDEN: Malaki, I thought it was a huge improvement…but there were quite a few pitching issues if I’m going to be honest with you.

DAVID WALLIAMS: That is the greatest comeback of all time. Two weeks ago, the nation saw you cry on TV. Now they’ve seen you rock the joint.

Do you think Malakai performed well tonight? Was it enough to win him a place in Saturday’s grand finale? Leave your comments below..

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15 Responses to “Britain’s Got Talent semi finals: Malaki Paul ‘went from a boy to a man’ with ‘No One’ performance (VIDEO)”

  1. zoe says:

    fancy putting another boring dance act through over this talent-you must be crazy

  2. Susie says:

    I agree comPletely ! I was disgusted by the decision & the smiles on the judges faces. Won’t be watching BGT again . Was not entertaining watching them humiliate & upset a little 9 year old boy who had way more talent than Another boring dance act . Shameful Simon didn’t put it to the public vote their just kids for Gods sake !

  3. Emm says:

    i really cant get over he never went through, but yet again another silly dance group full of kids. wot is going on. im all for this kid hes a star. i cry everytime i hear it on your tube.

  4. Emma says:

    i realy hope hes back on saturday, as i can see BT going no where next year. he loves singing and hes so so cute

    • Dave says:

      He WILL be back, because if you have not been following it “The Judges” put a wild card act for the final

  5. Emma says:

    a lot a people will not watch it next year as they make wrong decisions,,,

  6. Adam says:

    Is he really a star !!!!!!!!or is it just the fact that he has a pushy get rich quick mother.
    I say that cos he,s only 9….yet his mother looks young too

    • BGT says:


      • Adam says:

        Yes but who stands to gain the most……..certainly not “Maliki” cos he,s to young to hold a bank account !

  7. Marva Wilson-Harrison says:

    Whatever happens, Malakai is a star in the making. I am sure Simon after being exposed to American talents and his contacts will get him to the place that he is aiming for, if not Alesha has great plans for him. We have not heard the last of him – look out for that name. I am sure that loads of us wish he was our son, he is adorable and brings back a lot of memories of my relationship with my son. May God bless him and his mum.

    • Adam says:

      Dosent anyone realise the ONLY thing Simon Cowell is interested in is lining his own pockets.
      Take that girl from the American x Factor “Rachel Crow” she was only a kid & Simon promised her……but you havent seen or heard of her since

  8. Aaliyah says:

    I fink malaki deserves to win this show as he is a young boy with fantastic voice but if luck malaki we love u all baby don’t worry learn so h can live in a better life xxx

  9. Aaliyah says:

    No one is the best song malaki the judges made the wrong decision so therefore u will still live it’s not like it’s the end of ur life Malaki best of luck and work hard in ur school subjects