A teenage boys known as Bars and Melody impressed, the judges at their Britain’s Got Talent 2014 auditions with their singing ability.
The pair, also known as BAM – whose real names are Charlie, 15, from Cardiff and Leondre, 13, from Wales – performed a rendition of ‘Hopeful’ by Twista and Faith Evans with original lyrics about their past experiences of bullying.
Amanda Holden told them: “I’m just so happy for you. (To Charlie) Your voice is beautiful. We were all in tears. So well done.”
David Walliams added. “For two young kids like you to come out and sing about something that really affects you and do it in a style that’s completely yours is a really rare thing. ”
Alesha Dixon tells them: “The minute you started that verse it brought a tear to my eye. It was really, really moving.”
Leondre replies: “If it wasn’t for you I wouldn’t be rapping so thank you so much.”
Simon Cowell told them: “I’ve heard some monstrous songs today and I was literally losing the will to live,” he explained. “You know what, I listened to every word. Did this stuff happen in your life? I think that record could be a hit. I really, really like you two.”