Shaun Smith on Britain’s Got Talent

May 9, 2009
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Meet Shaun Smith, Britain’s Got Talent singer Simon Cowell compared to Mick Hucknall. See photos, video and a biography here of the latest contender who sang Ain’t No Sunshine, wowing audience and judges with his audition on the popular reality TV show.

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UPDATE – Shaun Smith performed in the Britain’s Got Talent Semi-finals on May 25, 2009, and has advanced to the BGT finals. That video has been added below.

Shaun Smith Britain’s Got Talent audition captivated the judges and the audience. Although only 17 years old, he sang a remarkably mature and emotionally intense rendition of the classic song, ‘Ain’t No Sunshine.’ He now joins the impressive BGT singers who hope to challenge the new global music star Scottish singer Susan Boyle.

The Shaun Smith Britain’s Got Talent audition thrilled the audience and the BGT judges Simon Cowell, Piers Morgan and Amanda Holden.

Simon Cowell gave the singer high praise. He said, ‘I genuinely wasn’t expecting that, you remind me of Mick Hucknall, but good looking. You’ve got a very authentic sounding voice.” Singer-songwriter Mick Hucknall is lead singer of the British soul band Simply Red.

Shaun Smith is among the growing list of impressive contenders in BGT. He ranks among Greg Pritchard, the self-described ‘male soprano’ who sang Nessum Dorma, violinist Sue Son deliver an impressive performance of Vanessa Mae’s ‘Storm,’ a brilliant and innovative dance troupe called Diversity, a 37-year-old pizza delivery man, Jamie Pugh making his remarkable debut singing in public with ‘Bring Him Home’ from Les Miserables. There have also been two amazing child singers; 10-year-old Hollie Steel, singing ‘I Could Have Danced All Night’ and stunned judges and audiences with a grownup voice, and 12-year-old Shaheen Jafargholi from Wales displaying vocal talent and stage personality in his cover of the Michael Jackson classic, Who’s Loving You.

On May 23, 2009 the BGT semi-finals begin and once again, taking the stage will be the Scottish singer, Susan Boyle, who sang I Dreamed A Dream to overnight fame. In the meantime, week by week new contenders impress judges and audiences. There is but one Britain’s Got Talent winner who will receive a cash prize of £100,000 and the opportunity to perform for the Queen at the Royal Variety Performance.




As a biography, Shaun Smith is 17 years old. He is from Lichfield, Staffordshire, England where he is an A-level student and an accomplished rugby player.

If Shaun Smith pictures a singing career for himself, he is for the moment reticent and humble. He said in an interview.

“I have been singing for as long as I can remember I’ve done little things but I’ve never sung at anything this big before. It’s all very well and good my Gran saying I’m good but she’s a little biased, but it’s my mates that are the most important thing and that’s when I get nervous as they could rip me to shreds!”

Here are Shaun Smith photos. Watch Shaun Smith Britain’s Got Talent video below.












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14 Responses to “Shaun Smith on Britain’s Got Talent”

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  1. 1
    Xavier Wanderbelt Says:

    Staffordshire is in England, not Wales.

  2. 2
    Alia Says:

    Fresh and amazing! Love that song!

  3. 3
    Juliet Says:

    Susan Boyle is still the best of all the singers after seeing the 5th Episodes. She had a chance to be the winner of BGT 2009 if she goes through her Semi-Final on 23.5.2009(we know she will) which is only a week after Episode 6 on 16.5.2009. Dear Susan, stay cool and calm in your Semi-Final on 23.5.2009 enroute to the Final. Stay tune ye fans and wish her Good Luck!!!

  4. 4
    kim Says:

    omg staffordshire rocks shaun is amazing and would love 2 speak 2 him online sum tym i fink hescute and i shuldnt bsayin dis i have a bf wish he culd sing lvz xxx

  5. 5
    Chantelle Says:

    I love shaun so much he is so fitt and i love his smile the way he sings he makes me feel so happy…. i love everytink about shaun i am ur no1 fan!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I LOVE YOU SHAUN

  6. 6
    mollz Says:

    wow, <3
    i love him.

  7. 7
    Tina Says:

    I’m from Vietnam, I love Shaun…Wish all the best of lucks to you, Shaun !

  8. 8
    Jade H Says:

    WE LOVE YOU SHAUN SMITH! WOOOO
    WITH OR WITHOUT YOU BLEW ME AWAY
    YOU ARE SO GORGEOUS AND AMAZINGLY TALENTED =D
    BEST OF LUCK TO YOU
    CANT WAIT TO SEE YOU PERFORM NEXT
    VOTE SHAUN SMITH! =D

  9. 9
    Betsan G Says:

    CRAZY ‘BOUT HIM BABY!!

    HE IS SOOO FITT,AND HE IS FANDABYDOSEY AT SINGING

    PLEEASE VOTE 4 HIM-I SOO WANT 2 SEE HIM PERFORM AGAIN,

    SHAUN SMITH 2 WIN XXXX

  10. 10
    Jade Says:

    I CAN’T BELIEVE SHAUN DIDN’T WIN
    I WAS CHEERING FOR HIM ALL NIGHT AND WAS GUTTED WHEN HE DIDN’T WIN!

    I THINK HE IS AMAZING AND THE BEST SINGER BGT HAS EVER HAD

    I love Shaun Smith soooo much! <3 xx

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