Support grows for Portsmouth Britain’s Got Talent star

Isaac Waddington on stage during his audition for ITV show Britain's Got Talent. Picture: ITV/Tom Dymond/Thames/Syco
Isaac Waddington on stage during his audition for ITV show Britain's Got Talent. Picture: ITV/Tom Dymond/Thames/Syco
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SUPPORT is growing for schoolboy Isaac Waddington after his performance on ITV show Britain’s Got Talent.

The 15-year-old from Portsmouth wowed audiences with a poignant performance of Billy Joel’s She’s Always A Woman, which was broadcast on Saturday evening.

Isaac is a student at Portsmouth Grammar School and previously won BBC Young Chorister of the Year in 2012.

He said: ‘I watched my audition on the TV on Saturday. My brother Jack and all his friends were over at our house to celebrate his birthday and we put it on the big screen. I wouldn’t have wanted to be anywhere else.

‘It was a bit strange seeing myself there but I was really pleased with how the audition came across.

‘The funniest thing was seeing my phone go nuts straight after the audition was broadcast. I woke up on Sunday morning with over 5,000 emails sitting in my inbox – how bonkers is that?’

Scott Waddington, Isaac’s dad, said: ‘It was an incredibly exciting evening, Isaac’s mum and I were on the edges of our seats and were bursting with pride as Isaac came on stage and brought the audience to their feet with his beautiful voice.

‘The excitement continued through the evening as we watched Isaac’s social media activity go through the roof. I think his smartphone started smoking at one point, it was getting so hot with all the notifications.’

Headmaster of Portsmouth Grammar School James Priory said: ‘It was tremendous to see Isaac perform so well on Britain’s Got Talent.

‘We wish him the very best of luck as he progresses in the competition.’

Judges on the popular talent show were stunned by Isaac’s rendition, with judge Simon Cowell saying: ‘I think we’ve found somebody really truly special.’

Isaac’s brother and father were moved to tears by his singing, which prompted judge Alesha Dixon to comment: ‘I got completely lost in that song with you, that was faultless.’

Judge David Walliams was similarly impressed with Isaac, adding: ‘I think that was a great choice of song which would shoot to the top of the charts were it released on my record label.’

Isaac now faces the next round in the competition after receiving four ‘yes’ votes from the judges.