You will see the hidden talent that comes out of their shell from time to time. Maxwell Thorpe is one of the up-and-coming stars who spent years singing on the streets to passers-by when he should have been making millions on stage. His audition for Britain’s Got Talent completely stunned the audience and the four judges when he sang “Caruso” for their entertainment.
Maxwell is a 32-year-old opera singer who grew up as a busker. A street performer is a street performer who makes a living entertaining people on the streets, relying on the money of those willing to donate a few dollars. Of course, some performers are making more money than others, and some are making less money than ever to get off the streets. That is, of course, if they ever want to.
Performing on the streets of any city in the world is a freedom that most of us do not have. You can decide the hours and days yourself, and if you feel like swimming instead of working, you can. It’s a simple life for ordinary people who don’t want to be tied to a traditional job. As a general rule, most street musicians are never recognized by people who can put their talents in the public eye. This is where shows like BGT come in. They offer the opportunity to sing to anyone with few skills, the opportunity to be heard. And if they are as good as they think, they will make it to the final.
Even if they don’t make it to the finals, their names will be revealed to the recruiters after they appear in public. Even if the judges do not consider them to be the best in the competition, others may consider that they have some potential and offer them a contract. For some people, this is the only way to get a chance at immortality.