Judgment day for talented George who will sing for Simon Cowell in Britain's Got Talent audition

Hopeful – George Redwood

Hopeful – George Redwood

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A TALENTED schoolboy will sing for music mogul Simon Cowell, as he has made it through to the TV auditions of ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent.

George Redwood, who turns 15 today, and goes to the Appleton School, in Benfleet, will be singing his heart out at the auditions in two weeks’ time.

George, who has had no formal vocal training, will be performing his rendition of Adele’s Don’t You Remember Me in front of Cowell, Amanda Holden, and the two new judges, comedian David Walliams and singer Alesha Dixon. The auditions will be shown on ITV in April.

George said: “I’m really excited but nervous at the thought of performing in front of a large audience and the panel of judges.

“My mum took the phone call saying I had got through, but I had to ring the number back because I was so shocked.

“I just cannot believe it.”

This comes after George managed to get through to the semi finals of the Open Mic UK competition last year, the biggest music competition in the UK for singers, songwriters, rappers and solo artists.

He was also one of 20 finalists specially selected from the Essex Got Talent competition to compete in The Ultimate Finalist Competition last month.

Karen Kerridge, headteacher at Appleton, said: “George is a very talented singer and the school is proud of his achievements. I am delighted to hear George has won through to the live auditions stage of the competition and everyone at the Appleton School wishes him luck in the auditions and looks forward to him becoming a national star.”

George will perform at the auditions, in Birmingham, on February 17, 18 and 19.

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2:20pm Wed 8 Feb 12

Leighdweller says...

Good luck to the lad.

Personally, I am a bit disappointed that most of the freaks that appear on this show have been "auditioned". I thought any old Tom, Dick or Harry could pitch up and murder a song in front of Simon Cowell.

I would hate to see some of the ones that don't get through!
Good luck to the lad. Personally, I am a bit disappointed that most of the freaks that appear on this show have been "auditioned". I thought any old Tom, Dick or Harry could pitch up and murder a song in front of Simon Cowell. I would hate to see some of the ones that don't get through! Leighdweller
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5:24pm Wed 8 Feb 12

The Cater Wood Creeper says...

got a tip for you George, open the door of his closet so he can hear you clearer.....
got a tip for you George, open the door of his closet so he can hear you clearer..... The Cater Wood Creeper
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6:29pm Wed 8 Feb 12

SARFENDMAN says...

Karaoke rules but where is the real talent that compose, sing and can play musical instruments? Even so, good luck laddie!
Karaoke rules but where is the real talent that compose, sing and can play musical instruments? Even so, good luck laddie! SARFENDMAN
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11:22pm Thu 9 Feb 12

APR says...

Do people actually still watch these programmes ?
Do people actually still watch these programmes ? APR
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5:05pm Sat 11 Feb 12

APR says...

As long as he is under no illusions as to how these programmes work, he should just go and enjoy the moment.

Nobody progresses in these talent shows unless Simon Cowell says so.
They are all under contract to him, and he picks the winners.
As long as he is under no illusions as to how these programmes work, he should just go and enjoy the moment. Nobody progresses in these talent shows unless Simon Cowell says so. They are all under contract to him, and he picks the winners. APR
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