I've watched this 2012 Britain's Got Talent clip over 20 times in the past 3 hours and each time I burst into tears. I can't tell you what I find more beautiful, their voices or their friendship. The song: "The Prayer" originally sung by Celine Dion & Andrea Bocelli, is such a perfect fit for them. I applaud their vocal teacher for having the foresight to pair them together on it.
I know some people will say Simon Cowell is being overcritical of Charlotte here but, if you pay close attention to his facial expression — the way he narrows his eyes as Jonathan answers the criticism — you can tell Simon is testing them both. When Charlotte nods in agreement it signals she is willing to step aside if it means holding Jonathan back. She's not there for herself as much as she's there for him. She knows this will make a huge difference in his life and she wants her friend to shine, with or without her. Jonathan refusing to go on alone proves he has integrity and a good heart. This display of true friendship endears them both to the world and that could mean the difference between winning and losing this competition.
Simon wasn't being harsh, he was giving them a gift. He just helped turn two underdogs into Britain's Sweethearts.
I still can't get over how phenomenal Jonathan's voice is... The boy is a genuine prodigy! 17 years old and he already sounds like Luciano Pavarotti! Can you just imagine what he'll sound like when he's 30 and has several world tours under his belt?
A quick search on Google just informed me that his full name is Jonathan Antoine. Remember that name, folks! You will be hearing it a lot in the years to come!