Leeds choir reach semi-finals of Britain’s Got Talent

A Leeds choir has made it through to the semi-finals of Britain’s Got Talent.

Tuesday, 1st September 2020, 12:32 pm
Class Dynamix. PIC: PA

It was revealed Class Dynamix had won its place in a pre-recorded instalment to the show aired on ITV last weekend.

The choir is made up of 30 young people from its Gold Partnership School - Music Federation, Leeds.

It was founded by Danny Gough and aims to empower young people through positive songs, inspirational projects, school anthems and live performances.

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Danny said: “This is a hugely exciting moment for everybody involved and the city of Leeds itself. These guys are just normal school kids with big hearts, delivering empowering messages at a time when it is much needed around the world”.

Others to have made it through include the Chineke! Junior Orchestra, and Aidan McCann, a young magician from Ireland, as well as Amanda and rescue dog Miracle - a magic act from Scotland.

Papi Flex, a contortionist from Belgium, and Wesley Williams, a unicyclist from Florida, also got through to the next stage, with the Golden Buzzer acts.

It was previously announced that Diversity star Ashley Banjo will take Simon Cowell’s place on the judging panel for the semi-finals while the music mogul recovers from back surgery.

Cowell, 60, broke his back in a number of places after falling off a new electric bike he was testing at his house in Malibu.

Banjo will join regular judges Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams on the panel.

The final will air in October, with the winner taking home £250,000 plus a slot at the Royal Variety Performance.

Some acts will take part via videolink whilst others will perform in the TV studio without a live audience.

Instead, a virtual audience will watch from their homes and their reactions will be broadcast into the studio on a giant screen.

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