Sheridan Smith broke down in tears during ITV’s Starstruck on Saturday night after three Amy Winehouse tribte acts performed one of the late singer’s songs.
Patsy, Emily and Ebony took to the stage as they sang one of Amy’s iconic songs in a bid to impress the judges, Sheridan Smith, Adam Lambert, Beverly Knight and Jason Manford. However, when host Olly Murs asked the panel for their critique, Sheridan broke down in tears as she remembered the Rehab singer, the Daily Express reports.
“Sheridan, I know you knew Amy really well,” Olly began. “What did you make of our Amy’s tonight?”
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As the actress tried to compose herself, she replied: “Girls, you’re amazing and I did know Amy. She was so much more than the beehive and the tattoos. She was a beautiful soul, a very misunderstood soul but with the most incredible talent.
“I think you’ve all really got that tonight, I think Patsy you’ve got the sass, Emily you’re such a sweet girl and actually so was Amy behind all the madness.”
She continued: “Ebony, a Sheffield girl, don’t stop singing because your voice was bang on and I think you girls did Amy proud, so thank you.”
Elsewhere on the show, three budding singers took to the stage dressed as Justin Timberlake.
While three others performed as Wrecking Ball hitmaker Miley Cyrus.
However, it was Team Lionel Richie who impressed the judges the most as they sent them through to the sing-off.
After all three performed once again, the panel decided to send Fil through to the final.
Next week, the remaining six contestants will take to the stage to perform once more, but only one will be crowned the winner.
Fil will join Rob, who will perform as Freddie Mercury, Rachael as Cher and Annastasia as Tina Turner.