Televised talent shows feature a wide variety of acts. The audience in the studio and television watchers are rendered dumbfounded by some of them. This was the situation with Calum Courtney, a 10-year-old child from Essex in the UK. He is an autistic little boy. Calum struggles to socialize and form relationships. He has a unique connection to the audience because of the songs he sings. Calum got the chance to give Britain’s Got Talent’s judges and audience the performance of a lifetime while the show was airing.
The mother of Calum shares with others how difficult her son’s autism has been. She tells people how she thinks it has given him a superpower for mastering musical abilities. She emphasizes that anyone who views Calum’s audition would know why. If there is an audience watching him sing, it appears that he is unnerved. He wouldn’t mind if one or a hundred people were looking at him. He simply adores singing.
For Calum, performing in front of an audience is nothing new. He can be seen on video singing passionately in a nearby ASDA store. After going viral, the video received over two million YouTube views. Calum was recognized by major media in the UK for his kind and clear voice. The mother of Calum talks about how meaningful it is for her to hear her son sing. The Sun reports, “She said Calum is usually singing around the house.” He doesn’t have any issues singing in front of others, and he appears to act as though the more people that watch him, the more he wants to sing.
The judges questioned Calum about his nerves before he went on stage. The young youngster, who seemed timid, answered no in a gentle voice. The judges seem to have been unconvinced. They started to think the young guy wasn’t nervous as soon as he started singing. Calum gave an outstanding, legendary rendition of the Jackson 5 song “Who’s Loving You” to those watching him.
He has received numerous compliments on his angelic voice. The audience appeared to concur with that conclusion. The youngster hits every note, and his voice is lovely and clean. Calum was cheered on by a sizable gathering of friends and family members. They all seemed very emotional when Calum started his performance.
Calum received a standing ovation from all four judges after he completed singing, as well as loud and enthusiastic clapping. With ease, Simon Cowell gave it two thumbs up. David Williams, the judge, explained how Calum sang a big song for a small man. Calum, he remarked, did a fantastic job and should be really pleased of himself.
The young boy started crying at this point after becoming overpowered with emotion. Quickly entering the room, his younger brother gave Calum a bear embrace. Everyone who witnessed this thought it was a genuinely wonderful moment. Judge Amanda Holden hoped Calum’s sobbing was joyous crying. She continued by telling the young boy that he performed great and that this could have been one of the biggest reactions for anyone on stage.
Simon Cowell, the special judge, was also eager to express his opinions. He described Calum as having soul and an honest voice. Calum had a fantastic tone to his voice, according to Cowell, and he fully controlled the song. Then he informed Calum that his performance was excellent and that he truly enjoyed the small boy’s performance.
Watch the adorable performance here: