The young duo, Adam, 12, and Jessie-Lou, 10, took the Internet by storm earlier this year when their impressive duet of Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell’s 1967 hit ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough’ racked up over 2million views.
Tonight’s STV Children Appeal 2021 telefundraiser saw the gobsmacked singing duo receiving high praise from the notoriously tough critic, with a promise to double the amount of money they’ve already raised.
Simon, 62, whose new singing competition Walk the Line will air on STV later this year tells the pair: “I’ve just seen the video of you two singing ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough’. It’s one of my favourite songs of all time and I think the two of you are brilliant.
“I’ve heard you’ve raised £800, which is amazing, and because you’re so amazing, I’m going to double what you’ve already made.
“Hopefully off the back of this you can make some more money. Keep singing, and please audition for me on our show – we need people like you.”
Jessie-Lou said: “Singing makes me feel really happy. It was so fun to do this because it built up my confidence, and it’s giving to charity so that made me even more happy.
“To everyone who donated, I would say thank you so much.”
Adam and Jessie-Lou have been busking across Scotland this year, with all proceeds from their performances being donated to the STV Children’s Appeal.
Their inspiring fundraising story was one of many told in the programme, hosted by Lorraine Kelly, which put the spotlight on the community heroes up and down the country.