“The Frontline Singers”, a choir including a nurse from Crowborough, have made it through to the semi-finals of “Britain’s Got Talent”.
They will be one of the eight acts chosen by the judges to appear in tonight’s live programme (Thursday). For their audition they performed an original song about the challenges they faced during the pandemic (watch again below).
The choir hope to be one of the two acts to make it through to the grand finale on Sunday; although face stiff opposition: Among the other performers on tonight’s programme, is the woman who sang “Never Enough” in the film “The Greatest Showman” and an impressionist who did foreign languages in regional accents.
The show starts at 8pm on ITV. You can vote for free for your favourite act (up to five times) via ITV.com.
Original article from 12th May:
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
Article originally published on 12th May – updated after the semi-finalists were revealed.