Collabro sail through first Britain’s Got Talent semi-final

THEY'RE THROUGH ... Collabro have made it to the final of Britain's Got Talent.
THEY'RE THROUGH ... Collabro have made it to the final of Britain's Got Talent.

COLLABRO have made it to the final of Britain’s Got Talent.

The operatic singing group, which includes Jamie Lambert – a familiar face on the South Tyneside music scene – were one of two acts to make it through the first semi-final of the ITV talent show.

It was announced on Sunday night that the group had made it to the live semi-finals after impressing judges Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, David Walliams and Alesha Dixon.

Tonight, the five-strong group brought audience members and judges to their feet in a standing ovation as they gave an emotional performance of Bring Him Home from the musical Les Misérables.

Alesha and David described the rendition as “perfect” and Amanda said the group could be this year’s Britain’s Got Talent champions.

After winning the public vote, they’ll now advance to the final, on Saturday, to compete for a cash prize of £250,000 and the chance to perform at this year’s Royal Variety Performance.

Jamie’s mum, South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust chief executive Lorraine Lambert, said: “Everyone is just over the moon and everyone that supports them knows what talented and fantastic lads they are.

“This is such a great start to their career and it’s a wonderful opportunity for them to build a career in what they’ve always wanted to do.

“Twitter has been going crazy, and the amount of people who’ve really got behind the boys has been amazing.

“This is a wonderful chance for them and they want to thank everyone for their support.”

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