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While there are dozens of contestants that roll through Britain's Got Talent every year, there are only a handful that manage to be truly spellbinding. Gruffydd Wyn 'Griff' Roberts has joined those ranks after a hair-raising opera performance on the reality TV talent show.
The 22-year-old, from Amlwch on the Isle-of-Anglesey in North Wales, is a theatre assistant and social secretary for his local rugby team.
The audition got off to a sad start when Griff revealed he lived with his nan. When Simon Cowell, asked why, he struggled to explain that he only met his dad when he was 16 and left it at that.
The young LAD said his big dream was to sell out theatres and wow people with his opera.
Griff started singing 'Un Giorno Per Noi', but Simon stopped him, saying that it felt cold and mechanical. So he said that he had one more song up his sleeve, 'Nessun Dorma'.
That's when he smashed it.
There wasn't a dry eye in the house as Griff blasted through the song - made popular by Luciano Pavarotti. During a break in the music, Griff's brother yelled and got the 4,000 strong audience cheering for him.
The big finale got the four judges and everyone in the crowd on their feet and just as Griff looked chuffed with himself for his performance, Amanda pushed the Golden Buzzer.
She said: "When you were 10, and Paul Potts auditioned on this show 12 years ago, he blew us away with that song and oh my god you just did the same."
Potts ended up winning that season of Britain's Got Talent - so Griff could be a frontrunner.
Simon told him: "That song is the ultimate underdog song and when you can nail that song in an environment like this, with everything that's going through your head, you deserve what you just got."
Alesha fought back tears as she added: "I don't know you well, but there's something about you that I just wanted you to win, I really did. There's something special about you."
And David Walliams wrapped up by saying: "It's just one of those songs, isn't it, that if the right person is singing it, someone that you really feel is emotionally connected to, it lifts you up, out of your seat and we all felt like we were flying because it was so magical."
What an absolute LAD - very well deserved.
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