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Better LATE Than Never August 3, 2013

Posted by nrhatch in Gratitude, Happiness, Music & Dance.

How’s this for inspiring?

Britain’s Got Talent: 80-year-old Janey Cutler has a wonderful singing voice, and her friends egged her on to enter the competition.

As she says in the clip . . . Better Late Than Never. Β Here’s to “No Regrets.”

For Sidey’s Weekend Theme ~ Late


1. aawwa - August 3, 2013

She is amazing – what a powerful voice and message! Thanks for sharing it πŸ™‚

nrhatch - August 3, 2013

Glad you enjoyed her performance. I love her brogue. πŸ˜€

2. Don - August 3, 2013


nrhatch - August 3, 2013

Her choice of song was perfect for a debut performance at age 80.

3. Grannymar - August 3, 2013

Wow! I only wish my voice was half so powerful!

nrhatch - August 3, 2013

Yes! She’s got quite a set of pipes on her!

4. Tom Merriman - August 3, 2013

I remember watching Janey, Nancy… thanks for reminding me of her! And it’s so true… it’s NEVER too late!

nrhatch - August 3, 2013

What a firecracker of a performer she is. Glad you got to see her in “real time,” Tom.

5. SidevieW - August 3, 2013

I have seen her previously, and every time I smile and my eyes leak. LOVE IT!

nrhatch - August 3, 2013

I loved watching Simon’s skepticism transform into a full blown endorsement of her “hidden” talent!

6. kateshrewsday - August 3, 2013

I remember this, Nancy. So inspiring to claim your dream, no matter how old you are…

nrhatch - August 3, 2013

She and Grandma Moses could both teach us a thing or too about late blooming roses!

7. ericjbaker - August 3, 2013

Awesome. She’ll be singing anthems at sporting events very soon, I predict.

That reminds me a little bit of when I saw Cissy Houston (Whitney Houston’s mom) perform last year. This frail, tiny old woman had to be helped into the stage and looked like she was going to crumble into dust at any second. The band starts playing, she raises the mic, and then she very nearly blew the roof off the joint. An amazing thing to witness.

nrhatch - August 3, 2013

That’s an awesome telling of an inspiring tale, Eric.

Exactly what I’ll picture from no on when someone says, “Wait’ll you see this . . . it’s going to blow you away!”

8. sufilight - August 3, 2013

Her performance and the audience’s reaction moved me to tears. What an inspiration this woman is. Thanks for the share!

nrhatch - August 3, 2013

Glad you enjoyed it . . . I loved watching her AND the audience’s reaction. Such a treat.

9. Tammy - August 3, 2013

Absolutely made my day!

nrhatch - August 3, 2013

Wonderful! Glad you enjoyed, Tammy. It’s an inspiring clip.

10. Booksphotographsandartwork - August 3, 2013

wow that was wonderful! Amazing at her age.

nrhatch - August 3, 2013

I just love how the look on Simon’s face changes from, “oh, boy” to “OH, BOY!” πŸ˜€

11. Pix Under the Oaks - August 4, 2013

Very moving! Big smiles here.. πŸ™‚

nrhatch - August 4, 2013

Yay. Glad you enjoyed, Pix.

12. Kate - August 4, 2013

She was wonderful – and this epitomises what shows like BGT should be all about; discovering the completely unexpected and celebrating those seemingly unlikely performers who make the hairs on your arms stand on end; just magic!

nrhatch - August 4, 2013

It is exciting when they unearth a gem on these shows ~ young, old, or in between.

13. shreejacob - August 5, 2013

Wohoo! Loved her voice and her accent too! So true…it doesn’t matter how old we are ( or young we are)…when we do what we do with love and passion…it’s just awesome!! πŸ˜€

nrhatch - August 5, 2013

Yes! She reminded me of my great aunt with her lovely Scottish brogue . . . and what courage to step out in front of 3000 folks to blow your pipes like that. Superb.

14. jannatwrites - August 6, 2013

That clip made me smile πŸ˜› I think it’s awesome that she went out and did that at her age. And I loved her answer to Simon’s question about how long she’s waited to do that. (It was something like, I’m just glad I’m here now.)

nrhatch - August 6, 2013

Yes! I thought that was a great answer too! I don’t know her back story but get the sense from her answers that she’s performed in local pubs and clubs before. But nothing on so grand a scale. I’m glad she gave it a go.

15. Three Well Beings - August 6, 2013

I didn’t know Janey! I’m so glad to see this clip, Nancy! She brought tears to my eyes. I also just loved that response to Simon and her self-confidence. This was really thrilling to see. πŸ™‚

nrhatch - August 6, 2013

So glad you enjoyed her performance. I also loved Simon’s reaction BEFORE and AFTER she sang.

16. Tokeloshe - August 8, 2013

WOW! Goose-flesh.
Thank you.

nrhatch - August 8, 2013

Oh, good. Glad you had a chance to enjoy this performance, Tok.

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