Something incredible happened recently on an episode of Britain’s Got Talent. The show, which is now filmed in countries worldwide, has produced some awe-inspiring acts, although none are quite as surprising as this.
Paddy is a 79-year-old woman who has spent the majority of her life raising four children and taking care of her husband. When he passed away, she began filling her time with an old hobby – dancing. Now, that in and of itself is not so remarkable, lots of older people still exercise. Paddy, though, has a raw talent that would be impressive in anyone a fraction of her age.
As soon as she walked onto the reality show’s stage, Simon Cowell could be heard remarking, “This is weird”. Not exactly the reaction you want from the person determining your fate, but it didn’t turn out all bad for Paddy, who proved that sometimes weird is good.
Paddy’s instructor and dance partner, Nico, looked to be in his early thirties at the most, which spurred the question from one judge, “What is the nature of your relationship?”. This drew expected laughter from the audience.
“It’s a professional one”, answered Paddy stoically. Nico was not amused.
When Patty announced to the packed auditorium that she would be 80-years-old this July, the audience roared with applause for the woman who is an inspiration to everyone who believes that age is just a number. That, however, was not the last time they would all be taken aback by her.
As Paddy’s dance routine began, the judges were visibly unimpressed. Simon even let out a yawn.
Then, things changed dramatically.
Just after Simon had buzzed the dancing pair, Paddy gave him a snide glance and the music shifted to a quick rumba. Nico immediately began whirling his elderly counterpart around the stage as if she was a total pro.
He threw her in the air above his head, warranting stunned gasps from the audience and judges alike. As you watch the video of Paddy and Nico, you can’t help but envision your own grandmother being flipped and spun around the stage. You’re stunned and a bit worried at the same time, but you can’t pull your eyes off the screen as the two dance together.
When it was all over, there was no doubt in anyone’s mind that this woman was not only worthy of a spot on the show, but she could actually win the whole darn thing!
Simon even apologized to her for pressing his buzzer too early – an unlikely admission from the prideful Brit.
Watch Paddy’s show-stopping routine and let us know what you thought in the comments section. We couldn’t believe our eyes!
H/T: Tell Me Now