When I was a young plasticine boy I remember enjoying my Granny Thometta Thompson singing in the kitchen as she baked. I thought she was probably the best singing pensioner in the world.
My opinion was changed last night in a moment of melodic, amusing genius. Janey Cutler from Wishaw wowed me, the judges and commanded a standing ovation from the crowd while singing Shirley Bassey’s ‘This is my Life’ on the Britain’s got talent semi-final.
Janey, from Hamilton, is 81, making her older than Welsh singing legend Bassey….and for my money just as talented!
As a result of Janey’s age defying performance I have been humming Bassey tunes all day as I go about my noble duties of winning compensation for the people of Scotland.
I supported her all the way in Saturday’s final hoping she would get to sing in front of the nation's (now second) favourite granny – the Queen, but alas she was pipped at the post by Spellbound, who it has to be said were fantastic and a great inspiration with the Olympics coming up.