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Alesha Dixon hits golden buzzer for singing schoolgirl from Malta

Giorgia Borg, 10, impressed the judges with her original song.

Alesha Dixon (Peter Byrne/PA)
Alesha Dixon (Peter Byrne/PA)

A 10-year-old schoolgirl from Malta has landed a place in the live shows of Britain’s Got Talent after Alesha Dixon hit the golden buzzer during her audition.

Giorgia Borg dazzled the judges with her rendition of 10, an original song she penned, explaining it is about “how some adults don’t listen to their kids”.

Giving her a standing ovation, Dixon said: “That’s how you do it.”

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Giorgia Borg (Dymond/Thames/Syco/Shutterstock)

Fellow judge Simon Cowell told her: “I just knew when I woke up this morning this was going to be a great day.

“I have a son who is five and I listen to him, not the other way around.

“I learn a  lot more from him than other people so I get it and it was amazing.”

While David Walliams was delivering his comments, Dixon could be heard saying “oh forget it” before hitting the buzzer and going up on stage to give the singer a hug.

She told her: “You’re not even real, congratulations.

“It takes a lot to really move me and you floored me, absolutely floored me.

“Your vocal capability, you lyrical capability, you’re 10 years old, this is unbelievable, you’re a star. I love everything about you.”

Another act to wow the judges during the latest episode was PC Dave Wardell and his retired police dog, who was stabbed saving his life.

Cowell was brought to tears as he heard how the service animal was stabbed with a 10-inch blade after he jumped between Mr Wardell and an offender wielding a knife.

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Mr Wardell with Finn (Ian West/PA)

Finn suffered serious stab wounds to the chest and head but did not let go until reinforcements arrived, and was initially thought unlikely to survive.

The duo landed four yes votes as they appeared on the talent show to perform an act in which Finn relays words chosen by the judges to his handler.

During the performance, a video about Finn’s story is shown, including pictures of the injuries he suffered and his recovery from surgery.

After the audition, Cowell told them: “A dog will literally give up his life for you and for anyone who has been cruel to an animals or a dog, just remember if you had treated him well he would have put his life up ahead of you.”

The judges were also impressed by nine-year-old dancer Ethan Higgins from Dublin, rollerblading duo Rosie and Adam and magician Matt Stirling, 46, from Ruislip, who dazzled with his movie-themed card trick.

Another performer landing a place in the next round was Derek Sandy, 56, from the Isle Of Wight, who got the audience on their feet with his original song Welcome to the Isle Of Wight, performed in front of a montage of photographs of himself at various landmarks on the island.

Meanwhile, couple Katherine and Joe returned to Britain’s Got Talent a year after their unsuccessful audition while dressed as  Beauty and the Beast.

This time they landed a place in the next round following their audition as Elsa from Frozen and a tap-dancing Sven the reindeer.

Judge Amanda Holden told them: “Sorry, that was genius, that was my favourite thing of the whole day.”

Britain’s Got Talent continues on ITV.

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