A singer’s emotional rendition of Bring Him Home from Les Miserables has prompted Britain’s Got Talent fans to call for him to have his own starring role in the West End – and annoyed many who thought he should have got the Golden Buzzer.
Viewers labelled his performance “beautiful” with others suggesting he should play the part of Jean Valjean, the former prisoner whose struggle to lead a normal life forms the core of the acclaimed musical.
Mark McMullan, from Belfast, Northern Ireland, sang the piece, in which Valjean begs God to save his ward Cosette’s suitor, as his brother – who has locked-in syndrome – sat in the crowd.
He got four yeses from the judges sending him sailing through to the next round.
Many loved his touching story and thought he suited the part of Valjean, which has been played by actors including Alfie Boe and Hugh Jackman.
One viewer said: “Wow what a beautiful pure voice – reminds me of Colm Wilkinson – the original and best Jean Valjean- and such a lovely tender backstory – yeah am crying!!!”
Another added: “Regardless of his BGT outcome to not put this guy in Les Mis would be a greater crime than Jean Valjean’s 19 year sentence.”
— Lauren (@LaurenFordham88) 4 May 2019
A third said: “Ok, I’m going to need Mark McMullan from BGT to play Valjean in a future production of Les Mis.”
Ok, I’m going to need Mark McMullan frm @BGT to play Valjean in a future production of Les Mis… 😪
— Becky (@beckymcw) 4 May 2019
Another simply said: “Someone cast him as Jean valjean please.”
— Joanne (@Joanne_98_lynch) 4 May 2019
Mark’s performance moved members of the audience to tears, as well as fans watching at home.
Many took to social media to express their emotions.
— Jessica Edwards (@JessEdwards1997) 4 May 2019
For some viewers, the song alone was enough to reduce them to tears.
He’s singing Les Mis which means ALL THE TEARS 😭 #BGT
— Carla (@carlalouiseee) 4 May 2019
For others, it was his voice that caused their emotional outpouring.
This guy!!! In tears listening to this! #BGT
— SharonMarie (@SharonMarie_x) 4 May 2019
— BGT Saturdays @ 8 ❌❌❌❌ (@ThemGeordieLads) 4 May 2019
— Richard (@richpoyner) 4 May 2019
Mark earned four yes votes, but failed to secure the golden buzzer.
Many fans were left fuming that he didn’t get the automatic pass through to the next round.
— Emma Dixon (@emmarjj) 4 May 2019
If any act should of got a golden buzzer it was Mark. Brilliant mate 👍 #BGT
— Jfield (@jfield03) 4 May 2019
well that’s disappointing cuz i thought one of these judges will press the golden buzzer for Mark yet no one did but when it comes to other ludicrous performance or not so worth the golden buzz they will press the g buzzer. #BGT #unfair
— Fraise Sucrée (@YourFrenchWife_) 4 May 2019
#bgt I dont normally watch BGT but by god that boy has talent and and how on earth was there no golden buzzer! he was superb ! Bring him home ! bring him home
— DS Tom Hamm (@DS_Tom_Hamm) 4 May 2019
— Lisa ✭ ⁎ ⁎ (@LilTigz) 4 May 2019
He should’ve got the golden buzzer, such an incredible voice, always love seeing N.Ire being represented especially when they’re that talented #BGT
— Debbie (@DebbieMags) 4 May 2019
— jodie portugal (@JodiePortugal) 4 May 2019
— Maddie Thorp (@Maddie_Thorp) 4 May 2019
Britain’s Got Talent continues on ITV next Saturday.
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