In the words of the immortal David Hasselhoff, Jack and Jill will never be the same. And it’s true: Edward Reid has put a whole new spin on age-old nursery rhymes.
Reid, a seemingly unusually coiffed oddity of a 35-year old Glaswegian drama teacher, made his way to the stage on the talent show “Britain’s Got Talent” on Saturday night. As the judges, including Hasselhoff, snickered, Reid described his dream of one day singing for an audience — and then brought the assembled masses to a standing ovation.
Singing a dramatic medley of nursery rhymes, kicking off with “Old MacDonald,” Reid wowed the crowd with his unexpectedly amazing voice and flair for the dramatic. He ended with the crowd clapping along, the judges with dropped jaws and three yes votes to ace his audition.