Aretha Franklin songs are difficult for even the most seasoned musicians. That’s why Simon Cowell was hesitant when 14-year-old Britain’s Got Talent contestant Destiny Chukunyere announced she was going to sing one of Aretha’s most popular songs “Think’ for her audition. The range, rhythm and lyrics are some of the most complicated in music history, but Destiny wasn’t going to shy away from the challenge. This song was the perfect way to show the world how serious she was about singing.
Immediately after Destiny wrapped up the song, all four judges (and everyone in the audience) stood up to give her a standing ovation. Even the toughest judge had nothing but praise for the talented young lady. He said, “I’ve been waiting for someone to come out who we think could be a star – and guess who it is? You!” With a huge grin on her face, Destiny was passed through to the next round!
It takes someone with pure talent to be able to belt out Aretha like Destiny does! We can’t wait to see what the future has in store for her – it’s clear Destiny’s career will go beyond the Britain’s Got Talent stage. Listen to her breathtaking performance of “Think” for yourself by pressing “play” on the video!