In this 2nd and final part of interviews with those who auditioned for Britain’s Got Talent Melton Mowbray, Musicvein finds out just who the auditionees were, what act they did and what it was like performing in front of research team members Jake Courts and Sophie Brown.
The powerful voice of 26 year old Hannah Castledine, Melton, could be heard clearly outside of the small audition room! People waiting around in the hall hushed their chatter and started clicking along…
“I sang ‘Somebody To Love’ by Queen from the musical We Will Rock You. Having the Britain’s Got Talent team on my doorstep feels like the perfect opportunity to show them what I’ve got. Singing has always been a part of me, I’ve been doing it since I was around 5 years old so tonight wasn’t scary at all. Plus I’d auditioned for the Voice in the past so knew what to expect, to me it’s all about the experience in doing these. The research team Jake and Sophie said that I had a good voice, they expected a “killer queen” and that’s what I gave. Fingers crossed I get through, eventually I want to be on the West End.”
Mia Brooks, 11, Melton Mowbray
“I’ve been singing for the majority of my life, performing and dancing so my parents thought I was ready to take things to the next stage and audition. I’m really glad I did for the experience, I was a bit nervous but they said I was really good so that made me happy.”
Matthew Bloomfield, 18 from Melton Mowbray had an unfortunate incident before his audition when his guitar string broke and he didn’t have a spare! Luckily fellow auditionee George Simpson of the band Maslow was on hand to help him out.
“Ed Sheeran‘s ‘Tenerife Sea’ was my song performed tonight, which nearly didn’t happen! I was very greatful that George was there and good enough to lend me his guitar. If I don’t make it through to the live show, I would like to go on to teach drama.”
Jessica Hollis, 12, Melton Mowbray
“I was really excited to get the chance to audition for Britain’s Got Talent. My friends were really supportive and wished me a lot of luck – I really couldn’t back down even if I wanted to. Today I sang ‘On My Own’ from the musical Les Miserable. I just love this and have been doing musical arts for as long as I can remember.”
Zoe Pickering, 24, Melton Mowbray
“I’m not a very confident person and thought that in auditioning today I could see if I have what it takes to get through. My chosen song was ‘Caged Bird’ by Alisha Keys.”
Lucy Phillips, 13, Leicester
“I just love singing and playing the guitar, the song I performed was one that I had written myself called ‘Tell Me.’ I thought Jake and Sophie were really warming and nice, they even complimented my song. I didn’t tell any of my friends that I was going to audition as I didn’t want to let anyone down but I’m glad that i’ve done it. If I get through to the next round, great, if not I can still be found doing open mic nights around Leicester.”
Lucy Twitty, 11, Melton Mowbray
“Ella Henderson‘s ‘Ghost’ is a favorite of mine so I performed that accompanied by my electric ukulele. This was a really good experience for me and eventually I’d like to get into musical theater.”
The only band to perform in front of the Research Team were Maslow. The trio which consists of guitarists George Simpson, Kenwyn Rossall and drummer Phil Lee impressed Jake and Sophie with their blend of ‘Latin flavored’ 90’s covers.
“We’ve been together 5 years now” says drummer Phil “Ken and I had been in a band together previously and heard George singing one night so we kidnapped him for our band – the rest is history.”
“Performing is always fun and it was great to see Jake and Sophie getting into our performance, it always makes you want to go that extra mile and when they asked us to do a second performance – well, you can’t get better than that, we’ll just have to see what February brings.” says George
“I just hope they can see how different and passionate we are” says Kenwyn “and I’d just like to say anyone who can carry off a top knot gets the thumbs up from us.” – in reference to Jake Court‘s cool hairdo, they then have a moment of banter between themselves.
Well that’s all of the interviews done on the day, stay tuned to Musicvein and I’ll bring you all updates as soon as I have them.