She’s Only 11, But When She Does This, Simon Utters Words I’ve Never Heard


Asanda Jezile has all the makings of a future pop star diva. She has the adorable look, the powerful voice, and most importantly, she has serious stage presence. Her brand of charisma and attitude demands attention at every turn. At 11 years old, it’s rare to have this blend of talent and confidence, but the second the music starts, she leaves little doubt that she belongs with the greats. The audience is certainly in awe of her throughout the performance, but the expressions on the judges’ faces tell me everything I need to know.

The typically callous Simon Cowell can’t even resist her charm, and after lauding her spectacular performance, adds an uncharacteristically sweet comment when he calls her smile ‘the best I’ve ever seen.” Asanda made it to the finals of Britain’s Got Talent’s 7th season,  and though she didn’t win it, she has secured a record deal with the help of Simon. Since her performance, she has also been in talks with Disney for potential movie roles down the line.