A MOTHER and daughter duo from Colchester left the judges reaching for the tissues after their emotional performance on top TV show Britain't Got Talent.

Stars Ana and Fia Almanda wowed the audience with their duet of Celine Dion and Barbara Streisand's Tell Him.

They also told their emotional story of how they moved to the UK from America in 2011.

Speaking during her audition, Ana said: "I had a bad, difficult marriage and recently I had to take the kids out from home for good.

"It's our fresh start, I'm hoping for a better future for us."

Since their performance was screened on ITV talent show, the pair, who previously performed at the Headgate Theatre in Colchester, have won droves of fans and have appeared on the ITV show Lorraine.

Ana, 48, said she hopes her story will inspire women in similar situations.

She said: "I think some women are inspired...that's my goal.

"We encourage them to be brave and strong and get out of the situation if they're in a similar one to what I was in before.

Ana and Fia, 18, have been singing together for almost a year and say music is a form of therapy.

They said they were encouraged to audition for the show by their friends.

Ana said: "We are strong as a family and you can sing in every situation, a bad situation or a good situation.

Fia: "You can face whatever difficulty in life with your family beside you.

The pair admitted they were nervous before they went on stage before judges Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, David Walliams and Alesha Dixon.

Fia said: “Before we went on stage, we were with Ant and Dec and I think they were trying to calm us down.

"They were so nice to us. The judge we wanted to impress the most was Simon Cowell.

"I was scared because there were a lot of buzzers going on before our act, and we were worried they might hate us and say we’re not good enough.

"But, then we came on stage and the reaction was crazy.”

She added: "There were so many X buzzers before us and we thought 'Wow they've set a high standard' and Simon Cowell came across as really scary to us.

"I was scared he would hate us or the song or the way we sang but he gave us 3,500 yeses which was so unexpected. We were so surprised."

Simon praised the pair saying: "This is the best thing you could possibly do under the circumstances to show you two are completely strong and united."

David Walliams said their audition was "absolutely terrific while Amanda Holden said: "It is wonderful to see you up there with your courage and strength."

Alesha said their performance was "incredible" and said: "Music is the best therapy and I can see that you two are starting this new journey together."

The pair are now hoping to make it through to the live semi-finals - and ultimately to perform before the Queen at the Royal Variety Performance.

Fia said: “It would be a dream come true. We feel really grateful to be in this stage of the competition and we are looking forward to continuing our journey and hope the audience likes us, so hopefully we will make a better future for ourselves.”