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Britain’s Got Talent singing nurse wows before testing positive for COVID-19

Frontline nurse Beth's performance will air just weeks after she tested positive for coronavirus.

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Britain’s Got Talent will welcome a frontline nurse tonight. She will perform an original song from her experience of singing to child cancer patients at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Beth Porch, aged 25, will take to the stage with her guitar to sing her own song written about saving lives, which airs just weeks after Beth tested positive for coronavirus.

She hopes to wow judges Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams with her solo performance.

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Frontline nurse Beth performs her own song (Credit: Syco/ Thames/ ITV)

I knew I had it as soon as I started coughing

Beth joins a series of other hopefuls for the 17th season of the popular talent show, which was filmed earlier this year before the COVID-19 lockdown was implemented.

Frontline nurse on Britain’s Got Talent

Beth is back caring for patients at Great Ormond Street Hospital, just weeks after she tested positive for coronavirus.

In an interview with The Sun, the 25-year-old said: “I knew I had it as soon as I started coughing. A hospital tested me because I’m frontline staff… it felt like having the flu so I wasn’t too badly off.”

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Reposted from @greatormondst (@get_regrann) – “As part of my degree I did a bit of research around music therapy for pain relief, but even as a distraction technique it’s good. I think music speaks to everyone’s soul. When kids and families are going through the toughest time it just brings a bit of normality and joy.” This week, GOSH nurse Beth caused a online sensation after a video of her singing McFly’s ‘It’s All About You’ for patient Artie was filmed and posted across social media by Artie’s mum, Gemma. The clip even gained attention from the band members themselves! Beth, alongside 11 fellow nurses across Lion and Giraffe wards at GOSH, will be climbing Mount Kilimanjaro next year in the hopes of raising £50,000 to support the haematology and oncology wards at the hospital. Here’s how you can support Team Lion and Giraffe: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/teamliongiraffe #GreatOrmondStreet #McFly #ItsAllAboutYou #TeamLionGiraffe #MountKilimanjaro #GoTeam – #regrann

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Original song

Beth’s emotional song, You Taught Me What Love Is, is written about her experiences of caring for cancer patients at the famous London hospital. It will certainly pull on a few heartstrings.

Beth wrote the song to handle the demanding work she faced in her role as a nurse: “Obviously it’s very emotionally demanding work.

“This song was just a way for me to process my feelings at what was a difficult time.”

Beth's song will pull at heartstrings (Credit: ITV/Syco)
Beth’s song will pull at heartstrings (Credit: Syco/Thames/ITV)

Beth also joked kids were harder to impress than Simon Cowell!

“Honestly there are some two-year-olds who will cry their eyes out as soon as I start singing.

“So yeah, it’s honestly harder to impress them than Simon!”

Britain’s Got Talent continues on ITV tonight at 8pm.

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