It’s safe to say that ballet dancer Jack Higgins made a big impression on Saturday’s Britain’s Got Talent.
The 14-year-old performed a spine-tingling routine to A Great Big World’s classic Say Something (I’m Giving Up On You), which earned him four big fat yeses from the judges.
And viewers were clearly just as moved by Jack’s Billy Elliot-esque moment in the spotlight.
After he admitted that he’d been bullied at school for his love of dancing, one Tweeter wrote: ‘I actually just cried at jack on britains got talent, absolutely stunning dancing, such an inspiration to many dancers and boy dancers [sic].’
Another concurred: ‘Jack from britains got talent was so good, he shouldnt be bullied for doing what he loves!’
But it’s not exactly surprising that Jack is such a brilliant dancer. He actually comes from a very talented family.
Remember Beau Dermott from last week’s show? She’s the 12-year-old singer who stunned the panel with her powerful rendition of Defying Gravity from the musical Wicked.
Well, she’s Jack’s cousin. In fact, their mums are twin sisters. Ooh.
Jack’s mum Debbie, 45, tells The Sun: He and Beau used to do little shows for me and [my sister] Karen all the time. To do what they did on that stage is amazing.
‘Karen and I speak every day and compare notes. We’re so close and live 10 minutes from each other. We see each other all the time as a family.’
Despite this, Jack reckons he and Beau are ‘completely different’.
He says: ‘We’re best friends. We bake cakes and make videos of us singing and dancing. We would love to be in a musical together.’
Aw. Watch Jack’s audition below…