You will see a hidden talent that comes out of their shell from time to time. Maxwell Thorpe is one of the budding stars who spent years singing in the streets for passers-by when he should have been making millions on stage. Her audition on Britain’s Got Talent absolutely stunned the audience and the four judges.
Maxwell is a 32-year-old opera singer who grew up as a busker. A busker is a street performer who makes a living by entertaining people on the streets, relying on money from those who feel like donating a few bucks. Of course, some artists earn more than others, and some don’t earn enough to get off the streets.
Performing on the streets of any city in the world is a freedom that most of us don’t have. You can create your own hours and days, and if you feel like going swimming instead of working, you can. It’s a simple life for simple people who don’t want to be tied down to a traditional job.
Typically, most street musicians are never recognized by people who can bring their talents to the fore. That’s where shows like BGT come in. They offer anyone with a bit of singing talent the opportunity to be heard. And if they are as good as they think they are, they will be pushed into the final.
Maxwell Thorpe, singing his rendition of “Caruso,” became one of those street musicians who decided to try and take their songs to the next level. It’s a good thing he did as he received a standing ovation from the people in the stands during the BGT auditions. Maxwell is an icon that many street artists around the world will look up to, and they will try to follow in his footsteps.