‘Britain’s Got Talent’ hopeful Eva Iglesias has reportedly already enjoyed a fairly successful performing career, despite claiming in last weekend’s show that she had only discovered she could sing “late in her life”.
In Saturday night’s episode, the singer wowed the judges with her performance of Aretha Franklin’s hit ‘(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman’ shortly after telling them: “I’m 40-years-old and it’s about time I do something about it.”
However The Sun are now reporting that the singer has already performed in venues up and down the UK under the name of ‘Eva La Diva’.
The ‘BGT’ auditionee has also apparently performed at and hosted Gran Canaria’s annual gay pride celebration, which brings in over 250,000 people every year.
Eva admitted to The Sun that she got her big break when one of the festival's organisers saw her perform karaoke, explaining: “Five months later he gives me a call and asks me to do Gran Canaria Pride on the main stage.
“I stood on the main stage in front of 20,000 people. It was absolutely nerve-racking. The biggest audience I’d played to before was about 100 in a pub.
“It was phenomenal. That was 2007. I’ve been asked back every year.”
She isn’t the only one of this year’s ‘BGT’ stars to have a musical background. Earlier this week, it was reported that members of the swinging four-piece Jack Packeach sought fame as solo singers, with one of them even making it to the live stages of ‘The X Factor’.
However as Eva did this week, the band told audiences they had much more down-to-earth jobs and played down their showbiz pasts.
Simon Cowell defended salsa dancing pensioner Paddy earlier in the series after it was revealed she'd already won a Spanish show which is similar to 'BGT', adding that he'd like to see her crowned as overall winner of the series.
Watch Eva Iglesias's audition here...