BGT singer and Amanda Holden’s Golden Buzzer act Gruffydd Wyn has explained the truth behind his family history, which brought him close to tears on the ITV talent show.
Gruffydd’s emotional audition closed the show on last week’s Britain’s Got Talent and earned himself an automatic pass to the live shows via Amanda Holden.
When the rugby player revealed to Cowell that he lived with his grandma, he was asked about his parents by the judge and Gruffydd struggled to explain his family history.
However, it has now been revealed why he didn’t want to talk about the backstory in the audition.
The Anglesey singer, aged 22, told the Mirror that his mum and grandmother chose to not reveal his father’s identity.
“When I got to 16 I wanted to find out more. Then a friend told me who my dad was. A lot of people knew. And my dad knew he was my dad. But he didn’t say anything either because it was my mum’s decision. I had a few questions for my mother,” he said.
“I was very angry at first because it had been a big secret kept from me and for so long.”
Gruffydd discovered that his father was an insurance worker who lived nearby with two teenage daughters who sang in the same village and school choirs.
The aspiring opera star added: “I am hoping we can build a relationship.
“It is tough because there are 16 years we missed. But I am looking at it ¬positively. It has made me the man I am today.”
The young opera star's audition has been compared to series 1 winner Paul Potts, who triumphed on the show with the same audition track.
Gruffydd was halted during his first song Un Giorno Per Noi and told to deliver a performance with more passion by Simon Cowell.
Speaking after his second song, Cowell said: "That song is the ultimate underdog song. And when you can nail that song in an environment like this with everything that's going through your head, you deserve what you just got. You have it in you Gruffydd."
Alesha Dixon added: "I don't know you well but there's something about you that I just wanted you to win. I really did."
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