Julian Smith Britain’s Got Talent

April 19, 2009
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Meet Julian Smith Britain’s Got Talent latest standout contestant. See photos, video and a biography here of the 39-year-old saxophonist who delivered a performance of ‘Somewhere (There’s A Place For Us)’ from West Side Story as mesmerizing as it was virtuoso and inspiring. He continued to please audiences and judges with his BGC semi final performance. Watch both videos here.

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UPDATE – Julian Smith semi-final video has been added below. He will be performing in the BGT finals.

At the Birmingham, England audition for the ITV1 Britain’s Got Talent, the audience and judges were wowed by the powerhouse performance of the music teacher and saxophonist with a dream. It’s clear that another notable contender will compete with the now internationally renown, singing sensation, the Scottish singer Susan Boyle.

The Julian Smith Britain’s Got Talent audition was exceptional as he captivated the enthusiastic and cheering audience, with the poignant ‘Somewhere (There’s A Place For Us)’ and ended on a literal high note, sustained for an incredible length of time, demonstrating his mastery of the instrument.

Amanda Holden was is reduced to tears during the performance, and afterward while praising Julian Smith’s performance, calling it ‘stunning, absolutely, stunning,’ expressed surprise over the tears. ‘To cry at a saxophone was not something I was not expecting,’ she said.

Piers Morgan praised the saxophonist, for ‘the look, the soul, the emotion.’ He went on to say, ‘I think we’ve all been blown away by it.’

In assessing the Julian Smith Britain’s Got Talent audition, Simon Cowell told the saxophonist, ‘The whole idea about doing this show is to find something who needs a break and has a huge talent, and I believe we’ve found that with you. Certain people, they’ve just got it.’ He went on to praise his selection of music and to say ‘I think there could be something special about you.’

And with that, Britain’s Got Talent auditions continue, and ultimately, the winner will be awarded a cash prize of £100,000 and will have the honor of performomg for the Queen at the Royal Variety Performance.




As a biography, Julian Smith is 39 years old. He is a music teacher. He is married and has two daughters.

Prior to the Julian Smith Britain’s Got Talent audition, backstage he told co-hosts Ant and Dec, ‘Playing saxophone is my life, I’ve been playing this for 20 years and to just purely play it for a living would be the ultimate dream.’

Echoing the sentiment onstage, he told Piers Morgan his dream was ‘to play to audiences as big as this on a regular basis.’

Here are photos of Julian Smith and fellow contenders in the competition. Watch Julian Smith Britain’s Got Talent video below.









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7 Responses to “Julian Smith Britain’s Got Talent”

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    KarenMarie Says:

    May I just say, and this is a bit off topic, that this is a wonderfully written article. In Contrast to the horrific grammar and spelling that is found on most internet sites, this is very refreshing. Not only grammatically correct throughout, but you have a very compelling style of writing. It was a pleasure to peruse this site.

    Oh, and I do love Julian Smith and sincerely wish him all the best success.

    :)

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    Patricia Says:

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    Dawn Woods Says:

    I never thought I would be anxious to buy an album of saxophone music! This young man is amazing. He makes that sax pour out so much emotion in such pure tones! Here’s to you, Julian, and the launch of a great career! I’ll be first in line for your debut CD!

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    Jane Foster Says:

    Julian is a talented man and I wish him great success. I hope his music will be released in the U.S.A because I will be one of the many buying his CD.

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    Tadas Says:

    There are no words in the worl to describe the thing he is doing. I never liked saxo players, but after that i was amazed. He is so talented and his music is just… I think he had to win BGT. I am waiting for his first album, I will be the first in the line to buy it. Greetings from Lithuania.

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    paula Says:

    Rrally great article!
    I’m counting the days to juliens first release!!
    I can honestly say, he’s as good as Kenny G & Curtis Stigers…. who are simply enchanting!!!!!!

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    PAM BURKE Says:

    JULIAN SMITH IS VERY, VERY TALENTED AND JUST SUCH A JOY TO LISTEN TO.

    I HOPE THAT HE DOESN’T GET LOST IN THE SHUFFLE AFTER BGT IS OVER.

    JULIAN, I LIVE IN AMERICA, AND I THINK YOU ARE A SUPER PERFORMER!

    I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE A CD OF YOUR PLAYING.

    THE VERY BEST OF LUCK TO YOU AND I HOPE THQT YOU GET SOMEONE TO SIGN YOU ON FOR A CD…!!!

    PAM