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Round-up of Havering BGT contestants

PUBLISHED: 19:15 01 June 2014

SweetChix wowed judges with their harmony arrangement

SweetChix wowed judges with their harmony arrangement

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Havering has got talent, as people from across the borough queued up to audition for the hit ITV show Britain’s Got Talent as Ajay Nair and Hayley Anderson discovers.

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A talented Upminster teenager has been given the chance of a lifetime as he is put through to the grand final of Britain’s Got Talent, entertaining audiences with his singing and “Essex” charm.

James Smith, 15, sailed through to the finals with his take on Gnarls Barkley’s Crazy – wowing the judges and more importantly the audience at home, who voted him the winner of the night.

James said: “It has been a really great experience so far but I think the best bit of it is just the exposure. I have loved every bit of it – to sing in front of so many people is amazing.”

A group of feisty teens with great vocals also entered in the hope of becoming the next big girl group but just missed out on the final.

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Girl band SweetChix made it to the semi-finals after a powerful performance of Amy Winehouse’s Back To Black – which grabbed the attention of judge Simon Cowell who said he could see “real potential” in them.

The girls – Rebecca Wallace, 16, of Rush Green, Tayler Martin, 14, of Hornchurch, Jessica Ali, 16, of Romford, Georgia King, 16, of Dagenham, and Summer Emery, 15, of Leigh-on-Sea, are managed by Summer’s mum Natalie Emery – who runs Emery Stage School, in Rainham. Natalie said: “It takes someone to notice them and see that potential as well.”

Danielle Rowe, 27, of Hornchurch, is part of line dancing group Countryvive. They performed in Monday’s semi-final but did not make it any further.

Danielle, who teaches at St Alban’s Catholic Primary School, in Elm Park, started line dancing when she was 15 after her mum became a dance instructor.

She said: “Before, I thought it was really uncool and that it was all yeehas. But, when I saw this one dance called ‘the beast’ which had lots of body ripples, I was like, ‘I want to do that!’”

Former Havering Sixth Form College student Henrietta Adewole, 18, who got four yeses at her audition, also performed on Monday.

Henrietta, who turned to music when her dreams of running in the Olympics was shattered after being struck by a drunk driver, performed a Passenger song Let Her Go, but missed out on a place in the final.

It was the same story for rapper-cum-street dancer Rob Ross, of Romford, despite his “quirky” garlic and herb chicken rap song.

Tune in next Saturday (June 7) to find out who will be crowned the winner!

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