Over the weekend 15-year-old Sarah Ikumu wowed Simon Cowell on Britain’s Got Talent.
She stole the show with her knock-out voice on Saturday night’s Britain’s Got Talent.
Now it has emerged Sarah Ikumu, from Milton Keynes, has had a remarkable rise to stardom from her humble beginnings of singing in church as a child from the age of five.
The teen star has been encouraged every step of the way by her father Alex Gatoto, a pastor, and her mother who is a carer.
The 15-year-old, whose parents are Kenyan immigrants, wowed the BGT judges with a masterful performance of the Dreamgirls hit And I Am Telling You – and Simon even hit the golden buzzer.
Now MailOnline can reveal how her family have helped drive her to achieve her success and masterminded her social media presence.
The starlet is in Year 11 and studying for her GCSEs but with the help of her parents she has taken part in a string of singing competitions.
There are also glossy and professional-looking music videos of her online performing Aretha Franklin’s Think and Adele’s When We Were Young.
With help of her parents she has previously taken part in Milton Keynes Young Musician of the Year and an under-18s ‘Youngstars’ showcase.