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13-year-old singing sensation Malakai Bayoh takes talent show by storm

Malakai Bayoh on Britain's Got Talent
Malakai Bayoh on Britain's Got Talent

Malakai Bayoh recently wowed the judges on Britain’s Got Talent with his extraordinary performance of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Pie Jesu (from his Requiem). Originally written as a duet, Bayoh sang the trickier upper line as a solo with a purity and effortlessness that won the hearts of the Britain’s Got Talent audience and stony-hearted judge Simon Cowell. He ranked it as a ‘Golden’ performance, putting him straight through to the next round of the competition:

It’s not the first time that Bayoh’s singing has hit the headlines. He recently made his debut in the Albert Hall with a virtuosic performance of the technically tricky Alleluia from Mozart’s Exsultate Jubilate

..and an achingly beautiful rendition of Handel’s Lascia ch'io pianga:

And last Christmas he sang two duets with singer and TV personality Aled Jones. The first of these, ‘Walking in the Air’ became particularly associated with Jones, who performed it frequently as a boy chorister:

The second was the much-loved Christmas classic O Holy Night by Adolphe Adam.

We love these performances and watch young Malakai’s career with interest!