12-Year-Old Crooner Stuns On Britain's Got Talent With 'Try A Little Tenderness'

12-Year-Old Crooner Stuns On Britain's Got Talent With 'Try A Little Tenderness'

12-year-old Kerr James brought the crowd to their feet with his rendition of ‘Try A Little Tenderness’ on Britain’s Got Talent.


This song was first recorded in 1932, and multiple artists lent their voices to the tune. Some popular versions come from Bing Crosby and Ted Lewis. But it was Otis Redding’s soulful version of the song in 1966 that truly propelled it to popularity.

“You know she's waiting
Just anticipating
The thing that you'll never, never, never, never possess, yeah, yeah
But while she's there waiting
Without them try a little tenderness
That's all you got to do”

Today, young Kerr James is performing this iconic song and it’s definitely not what I expected from the 12-year-old.

Kerr is auditioning for the popular talent competition, Britain’s Got Talent. Even though he may be young, Kerr has been performing for years. This teen also writes his own songs and plays a variety of instruments.

When he stepped onto the stage, I was prepared for a modern song. I did not think this young boy would sing a soul song like ‘Try A Little Tenderness.’ But as soon as he started to belt out the powerful lyrics, everyone was blown away.

The judges have a look of shock and awe on their faces while the audience is cheering with excitement. And when he hit that high note at the end, I knew this wasn’t the last we would be seeing of Kerr James.

I can’t wait to see what the future holds for this rising star in the competition.