Published: 17:16, 23 April 2020
| Updated: 17:34, 23 April 2020
A 21-year-old from Maidstone got a standing ovation on Britain's Got Talent: Unseen after performing a swing version of a pop song.
The judges instantly warmed to Aaron Frith as he entered the stage, drawn in by his charming smile and friendly demeanor.
But things really started to get impressive when Mr Frith, whose day job is at Notcutts garden centre in Maidstone, launched into a jazz rendition of Britney Spears' Toxic.
Captivating the crowds with his velvety smooth vocals, Mr Frith bobbed his head to the music as the audience cheered on.
After his performance, all four judges stood to give him Mr Firth a huge round of applause.
Mr Walliams said: "There is nothing not to like about you. You're a very winning personality, then you've got a super voice... there's a little bit of nerves, I think you could have a little more experience, but the most important thing is people really like you and I think you are going to go far."
Alesha Dixon added: "Your voice - it's like a smooth red wine, just very velvety and gorgeous. I love it. I like your vibe."
The judges gave Mr Firth four yeses.
Speaking about the experience, Mr Frith said: "I was very nervous and wasn't really sure how they were going to react to me doing a swing song.
"I can be quite critical of myself - I remember walking off the stage feeling quite disappointed for some reason - feeling I didn't do well. I think it was because of all the adrenaline that had built up beforehand - I couldn't remember what I'd said to the judges or anything.
"But all my family and friends said it was good and when I listened back to it afterwards I thought it was all right actually."
Mr Frith's began listening to "old-style swing" after his dad played Frank Siantra and Nat King Cole CDs on the way to school.
He was also heavily involved in performing arts at Valley Park, taking part in around 13 shows over the years including a role as Sweeney in Sweeney Todd and Chris in Miss Saigon.
He said: "Mr Gleadall and Mr Earl were two teachers who had a big influence on me. They were very supportive and gave me the confidence to do this."
The Maidstone school also put on summer festivals in the field, inviting the local community, which Mr Frith would perform at.
Alongside studying Drama, Music and Sport, Mr Firth was also head boy in Year 13.
He said: "I'm not the cleverest of people - I was a bit of a class clown - but I was chosen and it was really fun."
Mr Frith now lives with his parents, hairdressers Denise and Steve, in Eltham, and has a twin sister, Olivia, who works as a nurse, and an older brother, Bradley, who is an actor and has performed in the West End.
It is now just a case of Mr Firth waiting to see if he has made it to the next round.
He said: "It will be great if I have but I don't want to get my hopes up."
The performance was aired on Britain's Got Talent: Unseen last week.
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