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Who is Britain's Got Talent golden buzzer act Taryn Charles?


TARYN Charles impressed the Britain’s Got Talent judges with her voice.

She sang her way to the semi-finals but who is she?

Taryn Charles is a soul singer from Surrey


Taryn Charles is a soul singer from SurreyCredit: Tom Dymond

Who is Taryn Charles?

Taryn Charles is an entertainer and music teacher.

She is 39 years old, from Surrey and works with special needs children.

At the age of six, she was enrolled in The Barbara Speake Stage School, where she graduated from at sixteen.

Since her graduation she has been a backing singer for Kim Weston, Gwen McRae and Candi Staton.

Her most recent performances have involved being part of an ITV show and in 2021 she was one of the lead singers with the touring theatre show The History of Soul.

In an interview with ReVamp Magazine she spoke about her inspiration for being a singer: “My Grandad! When everyone was allowed to go round to Nanny and Grandad’s play.

“I used to walk through the door, he would sit me down and we would have to watch these jazz videos and I had to learn about the musical notes.

“It carried on because I still listen to jazz and records and a lot of my singing I pick up traits from these great singers.

“So yeah, my Grandad was my go-to for music!”

When did Taryn Charles perform on Britain’s Got Talent?

Taryn Charles performed on Saturday May 3, 2024 on Britain’s Got Talent.

She sang her own rendition of You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman by Aretha Franklin.

Taryn said on why she went to Britain’s Got Talent: “I love to make people smile and I think my voice is alright.”

One of her students Lexi-Rae and her mum were in the audience for her.

On what it means for her to with BGT she said: “It would mean everything.”

During her performance Ant was heard saying backstage: “Well she is good isn’t she?”

Amanda Holden was whispering to Bruno Tonioli: “I’ve got goosebumps.”

Lexi-Rae’s mum cried during the performance.

You made it so much your own with so much feeling, and the colour of your voice is unique and you are a very very special person my darling.

Bruno Tonioli

Who gave Taryn Charles the golden buzzer?

Bruno Tonioli pressed the golden buzzer for Taryn Charles


Bruno Tonioli pressed the golden buzzer for Taryn CharlesCredit: Rex

After her outstanding performance she received a standing ovation from the audience and judges.

The audience demanded the golden buzzer from the judges.

Bruno Tonioli pushed the golden buzzer.

Lexi-Rae and her mum ran on stage to hug and congratulated her.

Taryn thanked Bruno while hugging him and Bruno said: “That was incredible, thank you, thank you.”

He said: ” I am not bragging here but I had the honour of meeting Aretha. She stayed at my house and when you started the song I was like ‘Oh God how is she gonna do that?’

“You made me forget about her version.

“You made it so much your own with so much feeling, and the colour of your voice is unique and you are a very very special person my darling.”

Alesha Dixon said: “You’ve got one of those amazing tones and raspiness.

“You know the old saying you can sing the phone book. I feel like you’ve got that classic voice but above and beyond that your my darling, you are special.”

Amanda Holden added: “Honestly from the minute you stepped foot, just chatting to you was so down to earth, so sweet, so humble.

“And then you knocked it out of the park but I can see how much that moment meant to you.

“I am thrilled, amazing.”

Simon Cowell said to Taryn: “I could see you were nervous and I was thinking this probably isn’t gonna be very good and then you started singing.

“And this is how people should sing.

“This is proper, proper singing.”

He continued asking her if someone ever told her that she couldn’t sing and when she said yes, Simon told her: “I could see you were nervous and I was thinking: I bet you somebody at some point has said to you that you haven’t got a great voice and nothing is going to ever happen.

“And boy did you prove this person wrong. That’s what that golden buzzer is all about.

“Bruno brilliant and you are a little star.”

Backstage, she told Ant and Dec: “I don’t even know what to say I think I wet myself.”

Taryn Charles impressed the judges with her performance


Taryn Charles impressed the judges with her performanceCredit: Rex

Which acts received the golden buzzer in 2024?

Following acts received the golden buzzer in 2024:

Timeline of BGT Winners

Britain’s Got Talent has been thrilling fans since it burst onto the scene in 2007.

Here we take a look at all the BGT winners – from the first ever one to the most recent:

2007: Paul Potts – The first ever winner of BGT was opera singer Paul Potts. He saw off competition from Connie Talbot, The Bar Wizards, Bessie Cursors, Damon Scott and Kombat Breakers to win.

2008: George Sampson – In series two of Britain’s Got Talent a young George Sampson wowed judges and viewers with his impressive dance moves.

2009: Diversity – Dance troupe Diversity scooped the BGT crown and beat of competition from singer Susan Boyle, who was strongly tipped to win the show.

2010 – Spellbound: Gymnastic troupe Spellbound really impressed judge Simon Cowell with their stunning routines and incredible stunts in 2010. At the time, the music mogul said: “I can only say on live television that was one of the most astonishing things I have ever seen.”

2011 – Jai McDowall: Viewers were stunned when Jai McDowall won the show in 2011, as young singer Ronan Parke was the favourite to win the series.

2012 – Ashleigh and Pudsy: Ashleigh Butler and her adorable pooch Pudsey stole hearts when they performed in series six of the talent show.

2013 – Attraction: Hungarian shadow artist group Attraction won the seventh series of Britain’s Got Talent. The squad had taken part in the German version of BGT in 2012, however, they had only placed seventh.

2014 – Collabro: Classical music band Collabro faced tough competition in the 2014 final as all the finalist were singers, but they went on to scoop the crown.

2015 – Jules O’Dwyer & Matisse: Dog lovers everywhere could’t get enough of Jules O’Dwyer and pet pup Matisse. The impressive duo even performed on a tightrope to secure their win.

2016 – Richard Jones: Army man Richard Jones became the first magician in the show’s history to win Britain’s Got Talent.

2017 – Tokio Myers: Pianist Tokio Myers impressed the judges with his blend of classical and electronic music.

2018 – Lost Voice Guy: Stand-up comedian Lost Voice Guy, who performs with a speech synthesiser, was diagnosed with cerebral palsy when he was six months old. However, he defied the odds and is a BGT champ.

2019 – Colin Thackery: Veteran army officer Colin Thackery warmed the nations hearts with his singing voice. He was crowned winner of BGT after singing Michael Ball’s Love Changes Everything.

2020 – Jon Courtenay: Singer and pianist Jon Courtenay was Ant and Dec’s Golden Buzzer act. After he won the £250,000 prize he said: “”Just amazing, I can’t believe it.”

2022 – Axel Blake: Comedian Axel Blake scooped the crown after the show was off air for two years during Covid.

2023 – Viggo Venn: The reigning BGT champ is comedian Viggo Venn.

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