Northamptonshire singer still upbeat after Britain’s Got Talent semi-final exit

Becky O'Brien during her first audition of Britain's Got Talent NNL-150526-170435001
Becky O'Brien during her first audition of Britain's Got Talent NNL-150526-170435001

Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalist Becky O’Brien has said she “loved every minute” of being on the show, despite being knocked out in Monday’s semi-final.

The singer, who lived in Northampton until 3 years ago, said: “It was such a hectic, crazy few days. All the people on the show were great, they so were so supportive of all the acts. I’ve got no regrets.”

Becky wowed the judges in her audition with an emotional rendition of Over the Rainbow but last night she opted for a lesser known song, drawing criticism from Simon Cowell.

Explaining her song choice, Becky said: “I thought about doing other Judie Garland songs but I didn’t want to be seen as just an impersonator. Also, I would rather sing a song that really means something to me.”

Also featured on the show were a spinning roller skating duo, a Welsh choir, a street dance group and a balloon popping dog.

Becky said of her fellow acts: “They’re all are so different, but there’s only so much I can do to out-sing a dog that can break world records.”

Mum-of-five Becky explained in her audition how she had struggled with the challenge of raising her children in an abusive relationship.

She said: “After appearing on the show I got a lot of response from men and women who have been in similar situations, they said it was great to see some who had been through that and come out the other side. That made me feel really good.”

When asked what was next for her Becky said she was keeping her options open and her feet on the ground.

She said: “I’ve had loads of exposure and there are lots of offers coming in. I love singing but I also dance and I would love to maybe do musicals. One person contacted me and said I should star in Wicked.”

The journey may not be over for Becky as an online campaign has begun with Simon Cowell being urged to pick her to come back in the final as a wildcard.

Becky said: “I’ve got no idea how the wildcard works but obviously it would be great if it happened, fingers crossed.”