Singing
77-year-old’s audition has judge saying “You have a naughty sparkle”
What a showman, he's a born performer.
Eduardo Gaskell
04.27.22

77-year-old Mel Day from Birmingham left the four judges of Britain’s Got Talent breathless with his energetic performance, even getting Simon Cowell dancing in his seat.

Mel revealed afterwards that he had been singing since he was a young boy. He had been “let down so many times” that Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, David Walliams and Alesha had nothing but love for him.

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Day told the judges, “My dream is to win this show. That’s what I’m here for.”

And he can sing and dance alright!

Mel reminds you of James Brown with all that soul and funk in his body. This is a man who loves the stage and it clearly shows.

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Day received a standing ovation from all four judges after a very lively act.

Even the audience couldn’t help themselves!

After his incredible performance, Simon was the first to comment, saying “god we needed you”. Mel Day came after a round of bad auditions. Amanda then added, “You just came gift wrapped. You have a sparkle.”

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Alesha Dixon loved the performance. She was so stunned and mesmerized that she commented, “When you’ve got soul it never leaves you.”

Mel, wanting to flirt a little, cheekily replied, “I’ve got a lot more to give baby.”

And Alesha quickly came back saying, “I can see baby.”

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And the audience loved every moment of the exchange.

Simon went on to add that he couldn’t believe Mel hadn’t been in the music industry before. So Mel told him, “I’ve been let down so many times Simon.”

Surprising that he’s been let down so many times in his life.

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The moment he began his performance, the judges were all wide eyed as Mel began shuffling his feet, singing his heart out while the ladies in the audience got their groove on.

Even the men got into it!

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“Give him a recording contract now! He sounded like James Brown reincarnated. He’s got awesome talent. If only modern music could move people like that. It’s soulful.” says a viewer named Georgina Shanti.

Mia fio had this to say in the comments,

“Not only was I big grinning from ear to ear during his entire performance but had the chills at the same time! Maybe because this was a blast from my past, an era that I wish never ended, and right now I can’t imagine anyone doing it better! Thank You for this and PLS stick around and give Us More of You!!”

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As of posting on YouTube, Mel’s got over 1.4 million views and counting.

David Walliams wouldn’t stop with his hilarious comment saying Mel Day got him pregnant and that he wants to have his kids.

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And Simon was correct. Mel may have been rejected many times but the timing was right. 4,000 audience members plus four judges amount to 4,004 YESES for the 77-year-old singer.

It’s going to be a lot of fun seeing Mel Day in the next rounds that’s for sure!

Watch this amazing performer in the video below!

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By Eduardo Gaskell
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Eduardo Gaskell is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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