Janey Cutler’s Inspiring Audition on Britain’s Got Talent 2010

In 2010, 80-year-old great-grandmother Janey Cutler from Wishaw, Scotland, took the Britain’s Got Talent stage for the first time. Encouraged by her friends, she decided to audition for the show, embodying the spirit of “better late than never.”

Cutler, who had only sung in pubs and clubs before, needed assistance from Ant McPartlin to reach the stage. Once there, she had to ask Simon Cowell to repeat his questions due to her hearing difficulty. When she revealed her age, the audience cheered in admiration.

She chose to perform Edith Piaf’s classic “No Regrets.” To everyone’s surprise, her soft speaking voice transformed into a powerful and emotional performance, earning a standing ovation from the Glasgow audience. Amanda Holden praised her “massive voice,” and all judges gave her a yes, advancing her to the next round.

Cutler made it to the finals with a heartfelt rendition of Shirley Bassey’s “This is My Life,” winning the public vote in the semi-finals. Although she didn’t win the competition, losing to dance group Spellbound, she left a lasting impression and later joined the Britain’s Got Talent tour.

Watch the video below to witness Janey Cutler’s unforgettable audition on Britain’s Got Talent 2010