A Reading singer and songwriter wowed audiences last weekend with his unique vocals on the Britains Got Talent stage in Manchester.

Ace Clvrk, a charity worker from Caversham appeared on the ITV talent show on Saturday, May 25 when it was aired for millions of people across the globe.

Despite having a rocky start - when Simon Cowell asked for another song - Ace pulled out all the stops for the judges with his rendition of Billie Eilish’s song, Lovely.

His vocals which were described by Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon as ‘very unique’ had audience members on their feet by the end.

Ace, who went to Highdown School in Reading, broke down in tears alongside his girlfriend who was sitting in the audience.

Amanda Holden was the first judge to speak up about his performance. She praised his 'insane vocal range' and ‘vocal gymnastics’ during the song.

Alesha - who has recently returned to the show for its 17th season alongside Bruno Tonioli - said: “I think your voice is really special actually. Really special and really different.

“I love people who don’t follow everyone else and so you were being authentic to yourself which speaks to me majorly. I thought it was a great audition.”

Although Simon Cowell was somehow on the fence about Aces’ performance – calling it 'boring at times' - it seemed like he was taking his cue from the audience who both loved his voice and infectious personality.

Simon said on the show: “There are times I thought it was really good and others when I thought it was getting a bit boring actually. But on the other hand, if we all bought the same record life would be a bit weird.

“I think you’re really interesting and you deserve a shot so it’s a yes."

Ace was sent through to the semi-finals with four yeses from Amanda, Alesha, Bruno and Simon.

He will be going head-to-head with numerous other acts who are vying for the huge BGT cash prize and the chance to perform in front of royalty at the Royal Variety Performance.

Two acts from each semi-final round will make it through to the grand final – with one decided from a public vote and the second decided by the judges.