14-year-old Jasmine Elcock, the daughter of a London Freemason and a beneficiary of the Masonic Charitable Foundation, received a standing ovation from the Britain’s Got Talent judges on Thursday night with her rendition of ‘Wings’ by Birdy after expressing her wish to “make her family proud”.
Jasmine won Ant and Dec’s Golden Buzzer at her first audition and was put straight through to the live shows after moving Ant to tears with her performance of Cher’s ‘Believe’.
The judges described Jasmine’s performance as ‘fantastic’, ‘incredible and ‘beautiful’, with David Walliams saying: “You looked like an angel and you sounded like one too. I closed my eyes and I thought I was listening to a record by a world famous artist, it was that good.”
Jasmine’s father is a member of Fortis Green Lodge No. 5145 and has been a Freemason for over eight years. The family is currently supported by the Masonic Charitable Foundation and Jasmine has received grants towards the cost of music lessons to nurture her exceptional talent.
Jasmine has performed at a number of Masonic events over the past few years including the Nottinghamshire 2018 Festival launch and, more recently, the launch of Durham’s 2021 Festival Appeal at the Sage Gateshead.
Jasmine’s semi-final performance can be viewed here.
The live final of Britain’s Got Talent will air at 7.30pm on Saturday 28th May on ITV.
For further information about the grants we provide to Masonic families, please see our Support page.