May 23, 2015
Brent Knoll singer hopes to progress on Britain's Got Talent tonight

Brent Knoll singer Gracie Wickens-Sweet will be hoping to progress through to the next stage of ITV's Britain’s Got Talent tonight (Saturday).

The 11-year-old gave a powerful performance of 'Somewhere Over The Rainbow' last Saturday, watched by several of her local fans (pictured right), earning her four yeses from the celebrity judges on the hit TV show.

Simon Cowell said she's "really cute, really likeable" while Amanda Holden described her performance as "just fantastic!"

Gracie and the other contestants will find out on tonight's episode whether they have progressed through to the next stage of the series - and the live shows.

Her mum, Anne Sweet, told after seeing the show: "We are absolutely delighted that she got four yeses last Saturday - it was a very exciting moment for Gracie and a very proud moment for me!"

"The performance went really well - it couldn't have gone better and we're now really looking forward to the next round. We have our fingers crossed that she gets through to the semi-finals!"

Her mum added: "We are so proud of Gracie and what she's done so far. It's wonderful that she's on Britain's Got Talent. She has a lot of local support and is well known in Somerset for her singing. This opportunity is giving her huge national publicity for the first time!"

Gracie won Burnham-On-Sea's 'BOS Factor' talent show last November when she wowed the audience by singing the same song.

Last month, dozens of supporters crowded into Brent Knoll Parish Hall for a special concert by the young singer, as reported here. Gracie, a pupil at Hugh Sexey School, also previously competed in the UK's Teenstar talent competition where she reached the area finals and got selected for the O2 final by the judges.

Gracie's confident performance of 'Over the Rainbow' won last year's 'BOS Factor' talent competition in Burnham, as reported here.

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