When Zipparah Tafari first showed up on Britain’s Got Talent tonight, we were sure he was going to be one of those awful acts who ended up being laughed off the stage.
The 48 year old rapper told Ant and Dec beforehand:
“My profession is plastering but my passion is music itself. The reason I am here is because it’s a big audience and the world has got to hear about Mr Zip. You can’t keep Mr Zip in the house and you can’t keep Mr Zip in his own neighbourhood. Mr Zip is global.”
He admitted that he would be auditioning with a self penned tune and continued:
“You know this song I’ve just written, it’s going to be massive.
I’ve got a talent that needs to be shared!”
However, then he told the judges what his song was about and we admit, once again we were sure he was going to be another looney tunes act.
‘It’s a rap song about losing your keys and your phone. A lot of people have lost their keys and phone…this song will affect everyone…even Prince Charles.
The other day he phoned me and said “where’s my bloody keys?”‘
The song may not have been the most imaginative, or of the highest musical quality, but it certainly was catchy and by the end, even Ant and Dec had gotten the hang of the dance routine and Alesha Dixon was singing along in the chorus.
ALESHA DIXON : I loved it! Oh that was genius. You have been the highlight of my day so far.
AMANDA HOLDEN: It’s really easy to remember. I loved it, even you were doing jiggy jiggy to it!
SIMON COWELL: Zippy….Zippy works better it does. When you started I thought you were annoying, then you got more annoying and then I liked you. I don’t know where this is going to go, but I can’t get the song out of my head.
Four yeses later and Zipparah was on his way to the next round, while his song was on it’s way to the top of the charts!
Did you enjoy Zippy’s act tonight? Can you imagine what he will end up performing if he makes the live shows? We can’t wait!
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