'You're posh and you're talking about swag!' Meet the 12-year-old who stuns the Britain's Got Talent judges with her 'gangster' song
10:24 GMT, 21 April 2012
A well-dressed 12-year-old girl will shock the Britain's Got Talent judges tonight when she chooses a 'gangster song'.
Simon Cowell labels schoolgirl Lauren Thalia 'posh' but was left impressed after her rendition of Keri Hilson's Turn My Swag On.
Wearing a blouse with butterflies on it, red tights and a flower in her hair, the young brunette takes to the stage with her guitar.
Unexpected: Schoolgirl Lauren Thalia, 12, will be seen performing Keri Hilson's Turn My Swag on tonight's episode of Britain's Got Talent
Perched on a chair, she launches into the song.
Judge Carmen Electra, who filled in
for Amanda Holden after she had her baby, tells her: 'Britain really
does have talent, girl you rocked. You sang such a gangster song.'
Alesha Dixon chimes in with: 'You’re
as cute as a button. To hear you sing about “get your swag on” you are
adorable, well done.'
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Walliams adds: 'You’re a little angel and I like that you’re kinda like Alanis
Morissette, a very tiny Alanis Morissette. I really liked it.'
And Simon agrees with his team, saying: 'I like it when kids your age choose the song, rather than your mum and
dad choosing it for you.
'I liked the fact that your guitar was too big
for you, that you couldn’t play it that well and there was a little
break in your voice but actually it made it more believable, and because
you’re posh and you’re talking about swag, it’s even better. Turn my
swag on, I like that.'
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The episode is full of talent, with the judges also left impressed with a French martial arts group, Cascade.
Amanda is left swooning over one of the contestants, Alexandra, telling him: 'You are like a French Tom Cruise. It was amazing.'
And relentless Simon also flirts with a contestant, in the form of sexy senorita Chica Latina.
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The hairdresser, 43, from Leamington Spa, originally Columbia, sings for the judges, telling the camera beforehand she is looking to impress Simon.
'I love Simon, I think he’s a power man, I think he needs Chica Latina,' she says.'
He tells her: 'You’re a little minx aren’t you… You have a very naughty face.'
David the asks if she's single, to which Chic replies: 'I’m not single Simon.'
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He says: 'Ah, what a shame, but you’re quite flirtatious aren’t you'
She quips: 'I am, I am with you.'
He continues: 'You know how to move don’t you. You know how to use those hips… I suppose that’s part of your charm actually as you are completely Spanish, like an orange.'
The other judges agree with his praise, with David
telling her: 'We have found a new diva. We’ve had people who are slightly better
singers, just slightly but you were having fun so we were having fun. I
mean Simon was even smiling at one point, a little bit of the darkness
came out of him for just a second.'
Starting young: Pianist Michael NG is only 12 years old