A University of Bedfordshire student has impressed the Britain’s Got Talent judges to make it into the next stage of the 2016 competition.
Lauren Bushby, 19, who is studying physical education and sport, wowed audition judges with her vocals and guitar-playing on Saturday (October 31).
The singer/songwriter performed an original song called I Try, sang a cover version of Cheerleader, by OMI, and an acapella version of Who’s Loving You, by Michael Jackson.
She said: “I chose an original song because I wanted to show that I can write music and I wanted to be original, I didn’t want to do the same as anyone else.
“I want to show that a girl can get somewhere even if she can’t hit the high notes.”
Lauren attended the audition on her own after she was entered into the competition by two of her friends, as she didn’t have the confidence to herself.
Throughout the day, she received messages of support from her friends and family but it was still “one of the scariest things” she has done.
She said: “Two of my friends from the uni football team actually entered me without my knowledge. When I asked them why they said they were watching Britain’s Got Talent last year and thought that I would definitely have a chance.
“Even if I don’t get any further than I have, I am proud of myself and will just have to try again next year.
“But to be honest, I think, ‘yeah maybe I could win it’. If I didn’t think that then I never would have turned up to the first audition.”
She now has to wait until February to find out whether they will be showing her audition on TV when the show returns next year.