Many a successful pop act has come in a family package: Jackson 5, Hanson, Jedward (ok we admit they might not really be a pop act). Two ladies hoping to follow in the footsteps of these global stars are Dawn, 38, and her daughter Abi, 14, who together make Like Mother Like Daughter.
Chatty mum Dawn has worked as a pub singer for some time and told the cameras before her audition about her experience and how excited her and her daughter were to perform on Britain’s Got Talent.
Her daughter Abi looked a little less excited, really more bored to be exact, but that didn’t put off her ma who said backstage that “no” votes were not an option.
Hoping this would be the first step on the road to global pop domination the pair took to the stage, Abi with less enthusiasm than her mini-kilt wearing mother.
The lovely red-heads of Like Mother Like Daughter launched into a version of Plan B’s chart stormer She Said, but while Dawn bopped around the stage singing the melody Abi stood still and played with her jumper.
The judges began buzzing their dreaded buzzers and while Dawn was warbling on unawares Simon asked her daughter when she would get to start singing! Once Abi came in with a rap section the audience was won over before it was back to mum to finish off the audition.
Afterwards Simon told them: “You know when you’re a duet, when you’re not doing anything you kind of help the person you’re with. It just took so much time to get to you.”
David told Abi: “I just think you acted the whole time like someone was holding a gun to your head to do it, it didn’t look like there was any pleasure in being there.”
Mum Dawn jumped to her defence saying: “Abi’s not a performer , she’s never performed anywhere.” But Simon was having none of it, telling Dawn flatly: “I thought Abi was better than you.”
He then asked Abi to audition solo, sending a dejected mum backstage to watch her daughter perform Ironik Ft Chipmunk’s remix of Elton John’s classic Tiny Dancer.
Simon told the teenager: “Abi you should put a little band together, I mean you mum, very nice but you are a pub singer and you’ve picked up all the habits, I don’t believe this is ever going to work for you.”
Pop star Alesha Dixon said: “I can’t help but feel this is your mum’s dream, I think you should carry on but maybe not as an act.”
What did you think of Like Mother Like Daughter? Would you start a band with your mum? Leave us a comment and let us know what you think.
MUM’S THE WORD