Jonathan and Charlotte had sent an audition video to the talent show Britain’s Got Talent and they received a call to attend auditions. “It was only when I was standing in front of Simon Cowell and 14 million viewers that it suddenly felt real”. His heartfelt rendition of The Prayer with Charlotte won the hearts of the nation and went viral on YouTube. They were runners-up in the final, and Cowell immediately signed them up for a record deal. Two hugely successful albums followed and in 2013 there was a five-city UK tour. They later felt that the time was right to pursue separate careers and Jonathan’s album ‘Tenore’ was released in the UK on 13thOctober 2014. He achieved Classical number 1, and stayed there for three weeks. Tenore also went to number 13 in the “pop” charts, a great achievement in any situation! Jonathan is the youngest tenor to have a number 1 album in the Classical charts in the UK. Jonathan also completed a successful Balcony Roadshow tour of the UK, culminating in an acclaimed appearance at the iTunes Festival 2014 at the special invitation of Placido Domingo.
His solo career has also had an exciting start in America. In 2014, he performed at the Muhammad Ali Celebrity Fight Night in Arizona where leading pop producer, David Foster (Michael Jackson, Celine Dion, Josh Grobin) was the Music Director. Jonathan received a standing ovation from an audience full of Academy Award-winning actors, Grammy award-winning musicians and professional athletes. This led to him being invited by David Foster to join one of the biggest global conferences in the USA at the Milken Institute, California where Jonathan wowed the star-studded audience to their feet plus a further performance in Orlando, Florida where he shared the stage with Sting, Ne-Yo and Adam Levine of Maroon 5.