The elderly woman looked every bit the quiet and docile grandmother who hands out cookies to the grandchildren the minute she walks through the door, but that changed the moment she started to sing.
We have seen so many awesome things in Britain’s Got Talent! According to Amo Mama, a lot of talented people has participated in the show to make everyone to know what they have to give. And this show never stops to amaze us, along with each of their seasons the contestants find a new way to surprise us and leave us open-mouthed.
Jenny Darren from Cotswolds in England is a 68-year-old retiree. When she stepped out onto the Britain's Got Talent stage in April 2018, the judges seemed quite surprised that a woman at her age would be auditioning for a talent competition.
She stepped out onto the stage wearing a long floral blue and pink top, a dowdy long pink sweater, a mid-calf length skirt with a geometric pattern, and had her hair tied up in a bun on top of her head.
She politely chatted to the judges, who were asking her questions about herself, even answering in the affirmative when Simon Cowell asked if she was auditioning because she thought she could win.
When the judges gave her free reign to start, she asked the audience to "bear with her" as she started unbuttoning her sweater.
The judges seemed somewhat perplexed by this action, and only grew more curious about what Darren was up to when she headed towards the wings and proceeded to also remove the frumpy floral top, and slip out of the long skirt.
Underneath all the granny clothes were the leather clothes of a rock star!
The judges were amazed but still, they looked like they were asking each other: ‘is this serious?’ So many weird things happen in Britain’s Got Talent and the judges have seen so many types of uncommon people that is hard to think that they could be shocked or surprised by something new.
She had on a leather skirt, fishnet stockings, long black boots, and a black shirt with mesh sleeves. She also chucked her black-rimmed glasses into the wings, and loosened her blonde hair to cheers of delight from the audience.
When the music started to play, the outfit made a great deal of sense, as AC/DC's Highway to Hell blasted over the speakers.
As the opening bars sounded, Darren began to dance around the stage. When she began to sing, she proved that she had the talent to match the level of confidence she had just shown stripping down on stage.
No one could believe it! Actually, in the video, you can see the shocked faces of many of the persons in the public. No one expected what this granny was doing and everyone was shouting and cheering up.
By the time she reached the chorus, the entire crowd was singing along with her, and even Cowell was dancing along to the catchy tune, with Ant McPartlin and Dec Donelly bobbing their heads along backstage and David Walliams playing the air guitar for her.
Jenny Darren not only showed that she has a great performance and knows how to rock, but she also demonstrated that she has an incredible vocal range for her age. This also amazed everyone because she can sing better than many other younger contestants.
By the time the surprising performance was through, the entire auditorium, including the judges, was up on their feet giving her an incredible round of applause to match her talent.
One of the most amazing things is to see Simon Cowell on their feet giving her applause because this judge has the fame of being very exigent and grumpy so this is something that doesn’t happen a lot. Actually, if he does this, is because the performance was extremely awesome.
Jenny’s performance quickly became viral because no one could believe that this granny rocked so well. Also, quickly she became in one of the favorite contestants of the show for this season. Everyone loves her!
As it turns out, Darren has a very good reason for her sound. According to RadioTimes, in the 1970's Darren actually toured with AC/DC, and narrowly missed out on fame and fortune.
Darren was actually the original singer of Heartbreaker, a song that appeared on her 1978 album Queen of Fools. Unfortunately, it wasn't released as a single, and Pat Benatar picked it up as a single and hit number 23 on the Billboard Hot 100 with it.
The audition of Jenny Darren has encouraged many older people to keep pursuing their dreams despite their age. Also, she encouraged them to don’t set limits and try new things every day. Is never late to do what it passionates you and as many say: it is better late than never!