The video begins with Kenny Petrie, a 64-year-old gentleman, kneeling down to open the suitcase. The judges are watching, trying to figure out what might be in the suitcase.
When they first see the guitar, Simon’s face speaks for itself: they have low expectations for this performance. This first disappointment does not last long, however.
Kenny starts playing a familiar riff that many people know by heart: Aerosmith’s “Walk This Way” riff.
Completely confused, the judges are shocked. No one expected this kind of music from this man! The video moves forward a bit, and now he’s playing another song.
Aside from his age, what clearly sets Kenny apart from many other performers is that he is confident.
While it is obvious that he is focused, Kenny also smiles and enjoys the music while he plays. As he jumps around the stage and looks around the crowd, it’s obvious that Kenny knows how to work a crowd.
Impressively, Kenny managed to make Simon smile! As soon as he finished playing, the judges rushed to tell him how impressed they were. Kenny, who the judges now call “God of Rock,” quickly received four “yes” votes and advanced in the competition.