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Gruffydd Wyn Roberts in the running to win Britain's Got Talent after show-stopping audition

Monday 21st May 2018

He absolutely smashed his Britain’s Got Talent audition—so much so he got a golden buzzer from Amanda Holden.

But Gruffydd Wyn Roberts impressed more than just the judges on Saturday’s show with his rendition of Nessun Dorma. The bookies now have him third favourite to win the talent show.

The Welsh singer from Amlwch on Anglesey, is now 8/1 with Coral to scoop the BGT crown, behind Jack & Tim (5/1 to win) and Marc Spelmann (6/1) in the betting.

The 22-year-old, who lives with his grandmother in Alwena, started singing the Italian opera song Un Giorno Per Noi, but was stopped by Simon Cowell who called his performance “cold and mechanical”.

But, sensing something more in him, the music mogul let him sing his second song, which 2007 winner Paul Potts also sang when he auditioned in the show's first series.

Gruffydd’s spine tingling performance made the crowd go wild before Holden hit the buzzer, which guaranteed the singer a place in the live semi-finals.

Coral's Harry Aitkenhead said: ”Gruffydd was sensational on Saturday's show and with just one week left of auditions our betting shows that he is a genuine contender to go all the way and win it.”

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Father and son duo Jack & Tim remain the ones to beat at the top of Coral's market, having had the most bets placed on them since the show began.

Aitkenhead added: ”Jack & Tim have still attracted the most bets by far and it would be a major shock if they weren't in the mix by the final.”

Britain's Got Talent continues on Saturday from 8pm on ITV1.

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