11-year-old Asanda Jezile: Britain’s Got Talent Singing Sensation

Daughter of South African musician carries on the family tradition as she performs flawless version of Rihanna’s ‘Diamonds’ on Saturday’s Britain’s Got Talent show.

Asanda Jezile, the 11-year-old daughter of South African expats Prudence and Luyanda Jezile, could be the one to beat in this year’s Britain’s Got Talent contest after wowing the judges and audience in her audition which screened two Saturdays ago.

The London schoolgirl performed a flawless version of Rihanna’s ‘Diamonds’, complete with diva dance moves, earning her loud cheers of appreciation and a standing ovation from the crowd.

The four judges were just as impressed by her pitch-perfect voice.

David Walliams called her ‘phenomenal’ while Simon Cowell commented, “I’ve never seen anyone with such stage presence for an 11-year-old. And you have the best smile I have ever seen.”

Alesha Dixon said, “I cannot believe my eyes, your voice is incredible, you were like a little diamond.”

Asanda beamed as each of the judges gave her the thumbs up to go through to the next round. As she joined her proud parents backstage she was asked by a stunned Ant, “Where did that come from?” She replied, “My parents” – and that would be correct! Her father Luyanda is an accomplished singer, who only the previous day performed on stage at the Freedom Day reception at South Africa House in London. The Jeziles have lived in the UK for 14 years.

Asanda now has more than 6,000 twitter followers – follow her @AsandaJezile

Source: Heather Walker for thesouthafrican.com

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