Simon Cowell himself went to seek out this sweet group of kiddos. They are a children’s choir whose parents have served or are serving in the Armed Forces. The children are delighted to see Simon as he invites them to audition on Britain’s Got Talent.
Perhaps the coolest part of the audition is that a young man wrote the original song the choir performs. It’s an upbeat yet deeply touching song called “Welcome Home.”
The song is written from the children’s perspective and family members encouraging their parents and welcoming them back after a time away. As if that’s not enough to tug at the audience’s heartstrings, a slideshow of soldiers hugging their families as they return home flashes across the screen.
At that sight, the camera pans to several audience members, wiping away tears. One viewer says,
“Being an armed forces child myself, the feeling of having your parents come back from deployment is a feeling like no other, and this made me shed a tear, being able to relate to this just made it even more special and personal.”
A Veteran remarks, “Being a vet with children, words can’t describe how special this is to me. I wish our community would have had something like this for my kids. Well done, everyone. Well done.”
Several of the kid-singers cry joyful tears at the sight of the standing ovation they receive at the song’s end. The judges congratulate the little ones and remind them how strong and beautiful they are. They thank the Armed Services and the often forgotten ones who make the sacrifice of missing their loved ones.
All judges send these special ones through to the next round, and Simon gives them two thumbs up.