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Upminster Britain’s Got Talent finalist James Smith back on the stage

12:51 24 June 2014

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Britain’s Got Talent finalist James Smith is preparing for his first performance in Essex since the show finished.

James, 15, from Upminster, will be doing his vocal warm ups today as he gets ready to make an appearance at Mayhem nightclub in Southend-on-sea on Friday.

Speaking about his new-found fame, he said: “It has been a bit of a whirlwind since BGT finished as I’m being noticed every where I go, so it is still really surreal thinking all of this is happening to me.”

Since appearing on the ITV talent show, James has barely had a moment to catch his breath.

He was quickly thrust into the world of celebrity, appearing on This Morning, speaking on radio shows and being greeted by hundreds of fans when he announced on Twitter that he was going to show up at his dad’s toiletries stall in Dagenham Market.

He came sixth in the grand final of the show last month, but says it is an experience he will never forget.

He said: “I enjoyed my experience and met some really lovely people. I am just so happy I got to be part of the show when I didn’t expect to get so far.”

A spokesman for the nightclub said: “The response has been overwhelming. We are very pleased James chose Mayhem Nightclub to host his first performance since the show and we look forward to a fantastic event and performance knowing he will give his fans a great show.”

James added: “I am missing the show since it has finished but it has given me so much exposure and hopefully I will continue to be recognised and people will remember me.”

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