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‘Hackney Heroine’ has got soul

HIGH PRAISE: Pauline Pearce was told she 'had soul' after a successful audition on Britain's Got Talent

A WOMAN, who was dubbed ‘the Hackney Heroine’ after last year’s Summer riots, has become a surprise hit on Britain’s Got Talent.

Pauline Pearce, who was caught on video condemning the actions of those involved in the August disturbances in her east London borough, was praised by judge Simon after her audition on the popular ITV1 show.

The 46-year-old was voted through to the next round of auditions after she sang Louis Armstrong's What A Wonderful World. The former jazz singer initially recited Ralph McTell's The Streets Of London and dedicated it to the riot victims, but was asked to choose another song by 52-year-old Cowell.

Simon then told her: “You've got a lot of spirit and a lot of soul. You've a fantastic voice.”

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