ITV Britain's Got Talent viewers 'in tears' as boy, 8, battling brain tumour gets golden buzzer: 'I'm a wreck'

ITV Britain's Got Talent viewers 'in tears' as boy, 8, battling brain tumour gets golden buzzer: 'I'm a wreck'

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Olivia Gantzer

By Olivia Gantzer

Published: 21/04/2024

- 21:07

Updated: 21/04/2024

- 21:09

The youngster brought a host of people with him to support him on the stage

The second episode of this year's Britain's Got Talent aired on Sunday, and while many acts sailed through to the next round, there was one in particular that touched viewers' hearts.

Youngster Ravi, eight, took to the stage with his mum, dad, sister and a big group of supporters before sharing his moving story.

"What made you decide to do this?" judge Simon Cowell asked the child as he stood at the centre of the large crowd, to which he replied confidently: "I've watched BGT all my life and always wanted to audition.

"And two years ago, I was diagnosed with a brain tumour and I'm here to show no matter what life throws at you, you can still achieve your dreams."

"Good for you," Cowell encouraged while the audience cheered. The judge went on to ask: "And how are you now?"

"So my brain tumour's stable but I'm still living with the day-to-day effects," Ravi explained.

Alesha Dixon and Ravi

Ravi's performance left the judges and viewers in tears


"Tell me about all these people behind you," the 64-year-old requested.

"To support me, I've brought a group of my friends and teachers from school, my family, some medical professionals who have helped me during my diagnosis and other amazing children from the brain tumour community."

He explained they'd all be singing in a choir performance of A Million Dreams, a beloved track from The Greatest Showman.

As the group belted out the powerful song, fans admitted they struggled to hold back tears as they shared their thoughts on social media.


Ravi had been diagnosed with a brain tumour two years ago


At the end of the performance, Alesha Dixon, who was also wiping away tears, quickly pressed on the golden buzzer, meaning Ravi would go straight to the semi-finals.

Taking to X, one wrote: "Alesha’s best golden buzzer by an absolute mile. Welled up #BGT."

"Even if it’s planned by producers. nothing beats seeing kids who have/ are going through so much - happy and have a moment of pure joy and success. . #BGT #BritainsGotTalent," another shared.

"I don’t normally get mushy about things on tv but omg my heart just burst for that choir #BGT," a third commented.

"#BritainsGotTalent #bgt had my crying," another confessed, while someone else added: "That choir were amazing! I'm in tears #BGT."

"Omg im in tears.. the right Golden Buzzer for the right cause #BGT," another echoed.

A different fan added: "#bgt oh my god that bought tears to our eyes. Thank goodness the golden buzzers are all fantastic acts so far."

"Crying again! I’m a wreck #bgt golden buzzer well deserved," another remarked. (sic)

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