In another knock-your-socks-off moment on Britain's Got Talent, part-time pizza delivery driver Jamie Pugh conquered stage fright to floor the audience and judges with his rendition of "Bring Him Home" from Les Miserables.
Prior to Saturday night's performance the story on Pugh was that he had a crippling case of stage fright. The 37-year-old from Blackwood, Wales, auditioned for last season's show but couldn't muster the courage to even sing for a producer. But Wales Online reports that that's not even the half of it.
Pugh's triumphant performance (judge Simon Cowell even seems to almost well up a bit at 4:47) is all the more poignant after the paper revealed that Pugh's life all but fell apart ten years ago when his wife died of a brain tumor—a fact that he kept from everyone, including the judges, because he didn't want a sympathy vote. But as you can see in the video here (after the jump), Pugh easily made it to the next round on his own. According to Wales Online, "Bookies installed him as the main rival to Scottish spinster Susan Boyle for the show’s £100,000 prize and a spot before the Queen at the Royal Variety Show."
Oh, and you're probably wondering—what pizzeria does Jamie Pugh work for? Domino's, according to this bit in the Sun.