Pauline Pearce brought the nation to a standstill when she was caught on tape lecturing people who were looting in her borough Hackney during the Summer riots last year. And it seems the 46-year-old is set to wow us again as she auditioned for this year’s Britian’s Got Talent.

Dubbed the Hackney Heroine, Pearce impressed Simon Cowell with her jazzy vocals and was whisked through to the next round during the London auditions at the HMV Hammersmith Apollo.

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Who would have thought that the scary woman waving her cane at youths running wild, would turn out to be a singing sensation? We hope Simon doesn’t get in her way because Pauline Pearce does not look like someone you want to make mad.