Colin Thackery served in the 45th Regiment of the Royal Artillery and nearly died while he was fighting in Korea. In fact, he was sent to Korea just two weeks after his wedding to his wife, Joan.
Sadly, Joan died in Colin's arm in December 2016.
But this man is summoning up the courage to step on the stage of Britain's Got Talent to honor this amazing woman.
Heartfelt Audition Brings Crowd To Their Feet
Colin was already battling his emotions as soon as he explained he would be honoring his late wife. But he didn’t let that stop him from delivering a stellar performance.
Just watch as Colin steps up to the microphone and belts out the iconic lyrics to Bette Midler's ‘Wind Beneath My Wings.'
"So I was the one with all the glory,
While you were the one with all the strength.
A beautiful face without a name for so long.
A beautiful smile to hide the pain."
When the chorus started, everyone in the audience seemed to be moved by this touching performance. You can truly tell that Colin is putting his heart and soul into this song.
"Did you ever know that you’re my hero,
And everything I would like to be?
I can fly higher than an eagle,
For you are the wind beneath my wings."
By the end, all of the judges were on their feet applauding and Colin was unanimously voted on to the next round.
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I know his wife is looking down from Heaven and smiling right now. What did you think of this emotional performance?
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