BANGOR based choir, Cor Glanaethwy received a standing ovation from all four judges on tonight’s episode of Britain’s Got Talent and went straight through to Sunday’s live final after being voted the top act on the night.
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The 167 strong choir, who have members from Anglesey, Gwynedd and Conwy, had delighted the audience and judges Simon Cowell, David Walliams, Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon with their Welsh rendition of the song The Prayer.
Prior to their appearance, clips were shown of the choir members walking on Bangor Pier and singing under the Menai Suspension Bridge.
Simon Cowell said that their performance was “unique, powerful and emotional” and “Wales will be bursting with pride after that.”
Fellow judge David Walliams, said he’d watched the performance with tears in his eyes, despite having no clue what they were singing about!
Cor Glanaethwy were fifth on the bill on the first live semi-final of Britain’s Got Talent.
They were up against Entity All Stars, Billy and Emily England, Mitch and Cally the Wonder Dog, who broke a Guinness world record for a 100 balloons popped in just over 41 seconds; Henry Gallagher, Ruby Red Performers, Andrew Fleming, Becky O’Brien and Lorraine Bowen.
Ysgol Glanaethwy was founded in 1990 by husband and wife team Cefin and Rhian Roberts.
They have already tasted success on television, after the choir appeared on Last Choir Standing on the BBC in 2008, and they have also won at numerous Eisteddfodau and choral competitions.
We at Wales Express would like to offer our sincere congratulations to Cor Glanaethwy and wish them all the best for the final on Sunday night.