After wooing the Britain’s Got Talent judges with his unique electronic accordion stylings at his audition in March, Belarusian artist Vitaly Voronko returned to the BGT semi-finals with a Lion King medley – earning a standing ovation from judge David Walliams.
While his fellow countryman IVAN was dancing with wolves on the Eurovision stage in Stockholm, Vitaly was getting down with another type of wild animal. Wearing his trademark superhero costume while he delivered a medley of songs from The Lion King, Vitaly was joined on stage by dancers in ape masks, serving some “Hakuna Matata” realness to the BGT stage.
But just as he was launching into a rendition of Michael Jackson’s “Earth Song”, sadly Vitaly was buzzed by three of the judges – the only contestant to get buzzed in that semi. But lone fan David Walliams was cheering right to the end.
Vitaly previously made a name for himself with two attempts to represent Belarus at Eurovision. In 2013 he came ninth at the national final with his song “I Wonder How You”, while in 2015 he finished last with “Drajv” (Drive), having scored only a single point from the jury and nothing from the televote.
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