‘You did the NHS proud!’ BGT fans are moved to TEARS by nurse Beth Porch’s self-penned ballad… filmed before returning to the frontline amid COVID-19 pandemic
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Britain’s Got Talent fans were moved to tears on Saturday following NHS nurse Beth Porch’s emotional audition.
Viewers took to Twitter in droves to declare she’d ‘done the National Health Service proud’ after Beth wowed with her emotional ballad about saving lives in Great Ormond Street Hospital.
Bet, 25, earned a spot in the next round after wowing the judges with her audition filmed back in January. She has since returned to the frontline during the coronavirus pandemic.
Amazing: Britain’s Got Talent fans were moved to tears on Saturday following NHS nurse Beth Porch’s emotional audition
Beth wowed the judges with her emotional song You Taught Me What Love Is, which was inspired by her experiences over five years on the cancer ward at Great Ormond Street.
Already branded an inspiration by the judges, Alesha Dixon admitted she was moved to tears by the performance, as it made her think about her own daughters.
She said: ‘I just want to say thank you so much, hearing what you do puts everything into perspective, I was thinking about my whole children I was choked up the whole time.’
Inspirational: Since her audition in January Beth has returned to work on the frontline as a nurse, and has released her audition song as a single to raise money for NHS charities
David Walliams added: ‘We say on this show you’ve got two minutes to change your life, but you’ve touched all our lives with that song. It was truly staggeringly beautiful and you delivered it perfectly.’
Amanda Holden also praised: ‘You have such a difficult job I don’t know where you find the strength totally admire you, but also have this kind of talent, it’s god given.’
Beth’s audition also sparked a flurry of tweets from viewers who were moved to tears following the audition.
Beautiful: Beth wowed the judges with her emotional song You Taught Me What Love Is, which was inspired by her experiences over five years on the cancer ward at Great Ormond Street
Moving: Already branded an inspiration by the judges, Alesha Dixon admitted she was moved to tears by the performance, as it made her think about her own daughters
It seemed particularly poignant as NHS staff continue to put their lives on the line caring for others during the coronavirus pandemic.
One wrote: ‘Beth needs to go global with that song!! That should be out NHS song!! What a special lady.’
Another added: ‘Speechless… just wow,’ with a third also tweeting: ‘That should be the song of the NHS.’
In a poignant message one viewer wrote: ‘it’s a v emotional time in the world & the lovely people on @BGT make it possible to feel, believe and care.’
One viewer also posted: ‘What a beautiful song. Having to fight back tears here. B****y hell.’
A fan added: ‘Beth, you’ve got me in absolute bits here!! This song is so beautiful and so meaningful to many people.’
One viewer also wrote: ‘That song was beautiful and has done the NHS proud,’ with another tweeting: ‘This song is amazing, got us transfixed, dungarees always a winner too. Beautiful song.’
Sensational: Beth’s audition also sparked a flurry of tweets from viewers who were moved to tears following the audition
Following her audition, ITV revealed that Beth’s ballad had been available to download online, to raise funds for NHS charities fighting coronavirus.
Beth recently had to take a few weeks off work when she tested positive for COVID-19 after experiencing mild symptoms.
She said: ‘I knew I had it as soon as I started coughing. A hospital tested me because I’m frontline staff… it felt like having the flu so I wasn’t too badly off.’
The nurse was able to recover at home and is now back to normal and ‘happy to be back at work helping look after everyone.’
The nurse explained that she decided to audition for BGT after a film of her playing ukulele and singing McFly’s hit track All About You to patient Artie Vickerage, three, went viral last year
Incredible: Beth, who sings to child cancer patients at Great Ormond Street Hospital, joined a host of hopefuls who aimed to impress during the series 17 auditions
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