Joe McElderry inspires BGT pal

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 6 May 2010
Joe McElderry

Joe McElderry

'Britain's Got Talent' hopeful Georgia Overton was inspired to audition for the variety contestant show by 'X Factor' winner Joe McElderry

'Britain's Got Talent' hopeful Georgia Overton was inspired to audition by Joe McElderry.

The 17-year-old student - who met the singer at a talent competition in 2008 - never planned to enter a televised contest until she saw the 'Climb' hitmaker compete on 'The X Factor', which he went on to win last December.

She told The Sun newspaper: "My mum entered me for 'Britain's Got Talent' without telling me and at first I didn't really want to do it.

"I didn't want to launch a singing career that way, by going on a reality show. Usually when you watch these programmes, people take advantage of it because they just want to be famous.

"But when I watched Joe it showed me that not all people on reality TV shows are like that as he was just being how he usually is. It gave me the inspiration for 'Britain's Got Talent'."

Georgia impressed the judges with her rendition of Nina Simone's 'Feeling Good' and admits she overcame her nerves after Simon Cowell winked at her.

She added: "He seemed impressed and I saw him clicking his fingers along to my song.

"I don't mind him winking as long as he's enjoyed my performance.

"Beforehand I was nervous. If he hadn't been positive I would have found him scary."

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