A nurse from Crowborough is one of the members of “The Frontline Singers” – a choir of key workers formed during the pandemic.
They won a standing ovation from the audience and received four ‘yes’ votes from judges after they auditioned on ITV’s “Britain’s Got Talent” (BGT) on Saturday evening.
The choir consists of Teachers, Police Officers, Paramedics and Nurses.
Demetrius Georghiou (known as Demi) is a Police Community Support Officers with Sussex Police. Demi’s daughter Gina and her partner James Beeny, who live in Tunbridge Wells, are both professional songwriters and wrote the song “Strange Old World”.
The group also includes West End performers who had to adapt during the pandemic – working nightshifts in supermarkets, volunteering in the community and working in a pharmacy.
Nicki Pointer works as a Clinical Site Manager at Tunbridge Wells and Maidstone Hospitals and belongs to Crowborough Community First Responders. She said:
The last two years have been the most challenging I have seen in my nursing career. I joined The Frontline Singers early on in the pandemic, it was all pulled together virtually.
The song connected with me on so many levels and I hope it does the same for everyone who listens to it. Performing on BGT was such a privilege and very emotional, I am lucky enough to have made some amazing new friends in the process.
We sing for those we have loved and lost and for those still grieving and all our frontline colleagues across every sectorNicki Pointer
Also among the 21 members is an A&E Doctor from Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells Trust and a Police Constable from Sussex Police.
The song was performed on stage at the London Palladium in front of the show’s judges David Walliams, Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden and Simon Cowell. Watch their performance here:
After their audition Simon remarked:
What we’ve gone through the last two years, it’s surreal. Out of it comes moments like this.
It gives us a chance to say thank you to all of you because it’s people like yourselves who protected all of us. We have good times ahead, I think.Simon Cowell