Monday, 10 September 2018

America's best kept secret Burgandy Williams gets Simon dancing with Aretha Franklin classic

Its no secret that Simon is one tough judge to impress, but every once in a while, we come across a contestant who manages to put a smile on his face. 

Burgandy Williams comes from Atlanta, United States but lives in London. Viewers and judges alike were instantly charmed by her bubbly personality. 

Williams introduces herself by saying: "I am America's best kept secret. They kept me hostage for years and I escaped to be with you."

And although the judges found this amusing, they are surprised to learn she was not kidding when she said this...

Moments later, Williams begins performing Aretha Franklin's R-E-S-P-E-C-T. And she does not disappoint, Williams' confidence on stage proves that she belongs there. 

As the Atlanta-born singer belts out the classic hit, not only does she get the crowd on their feet, but she even manages to get Simon dancing along on his chair. Boy is this a sight for sore eyes! 

One by one, she gets a "yes" vote from the judges. Then its Simon's turn to speak: "This is not about a sob story this is about a hope story. This is about proving that with talent, perseverance and personality you can become the role model you want to be. You've got your fourth yes."

Williams is not only an extremely talented singer, but  she is also full of personality.

Watch her incredible performance below, and don't forget to share it with your friends and family if you were also charmed by her wittiness.  

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