HUFFINGTON POST
03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Paddy Jones, Salsa-Dancing 75-Year-Old British Granny, Wins Spanish Talent Show (VIDEO)

Move over Susan Boyle. Paddy Jones, a 75-year-old British grandmother, has won the Spanish equivalent of "Britain's Got Talent" with a stunningly acrobatic salsa routine that has made her a YouTube sensation

Jones, who lives in Spain, appeared on "Tu Si Que Vales" with a local dance instructor named Nico, who is 40 years her junior, and performed a feat of crazy athleticism, regardless of age. Wearing a dark tight dress, she did a series of twists, flips, leaps, and slides that had the judges reacting with hilariously shocked expressions as she blew the crowd away (their faces alone are worth watching.) Jones and her partner received around $15,000 for their victory.

According to the Telegraph, Jones took up dancing 5 years ago after the death of her husband. She has seven grandchildren.

"I'm living proof age is no barrier," Jones told the London Times.

"It's crazy -- life has just turned upside down. We're absolutely over the moon. I never really expected it," she said, according to CNN. "Since then we've been recognized everywhere. I was in the doctor's and people were coming up to me, and at the supermarket and even when I went to fill up with petrol. It's absolutely wonderful."

WATCH the performance:

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