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Thursday 25 December 2014

TV Talent show veteran tries BGT

Eva Iglesias is hoping it'll be third time lucky as she appears on Britain's Got Talent
Eva Iglesias is hoping it'll be third time lucky as she appears on Britain's Got Talent

TV talent show veteran Eva Iglesias is hoping it is third time lucky after another attempt to become a star.

The supermarket worker, who has already been rejected by The Voice and The X Factor, told judges on ITV's Britain's Got Talent she was putting recent heartbreak behind her to sing a version of Carole King's (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman.

She told them: "I was that close to not coming today. My heart was broken this week by the person that I love. They just didn't want to love me anymore."

The 40-year-old, who works as a personal shopper in a Southampton supermarket, said she was ready to swap shelves for the stage.

She said: "It's a fun job but if I could sing full-time without working in a supermarket it would be out of this world.

"I've auditioned a lot of times over the years and if you want something and you want to go and get it then you'll get it. Y ou have just have to believe in yourself".

The singer impressed the judges with Simon Cowell telling her: " You came out here and that is one of the most beautiful songs of all time, written by Carole King, and her heart was broken when she wrote that song. I understand why you were giving it what you gave it."

Less impressive was 33-year-old singer-songwriter Osiris Young from London who pursued a career in music after meeting Alesha Dixon in Corfu 12 years ago, where she told him to never give up.

But his performance of Coldplay's Sparks - complete with accompanying dance moves - left Alesha pleading ignorance when Simon asked her what advice she gave him.

She said: " I don't know. It was 12 years ago".

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