VIDEO: 12-Year-Old Stuns BRITAIN'S GOT TALENT Judges with Performance of 'Defying Gravity'
"We weren't expecting that!" was all BRITAIN'S GOT TALENT judge Simon Cowell could say following a performance of WICKED's 'Defying Gravity' by contestant Beau Dermott. The 12-year-old blew audience members away with her rendition of the Act One closing number from the long-running musical. The performance was enough to receive the coveted golden buzzer from judge Amanda Holden, giving her a free pass straight to the show's live semi-finals - check it out below!
Currently playing at the Gershwin Theatre, Wicked opened in October 2003, led by Idina Menzel as Elphaba, Kristin Chenoweth as Glinda, Norbert Leo Butz as Fiyero, and Joel Grey as the Wizard. Notable replacements have included Shoshana Bean, Megan Hilty, Stephanie J. Block, Andy Karl, Aaron Tveit, Eden Espinosa, Kyle Dean Massey Ben Vereen, Taye Diggs, and Jennifer Laura Thompson.
The Broadway sensation, Wicked, looks at what happened in the Land of Oz...but from a different angle. Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another girl, born with emerald-green skin-smart, fiery, misunderstood, and possessing an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships...until the world decides to call one "good," and the other one "wicked." With a thrilling score that includes the hits "Defying Gravity," "Popular" and "For Good," Wicked has been hailed by The New York Times as "the defining musical of the decade," and Time Magazine says, "If every musical had the brain, the heart, and the courage of Wicked, Broadway really would be a magical place."