Fenland singer failed to book his place in Britain’s Got Talent final as Simon Cowell sends through comedy act Steven Hall instead
A SINGER from Fenland missed out on a place in ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent final as his group failed to win the public’s vote.
George Eddy, 22, from March, took to the stage with 14 other students who live in Oxford and perform in a group called Out of the Blue but failed to impress the nation.
Comedy dancer Steven Hall was saved by Simon Cowell as the returning judge wanted to see him reach the final instead of Scotsman Edward Reid in a tense end to the show last night.
Mr Hall will join Jai McDowall, who sang Evanescence’s Bring Me to Life in yesterday’s semi-final, James Hobley, Les Gibson, Jean Martyn, New Bounce, Ranan Parke and Paul Gbegbaje in Saturday night’s grand final.
Out of the Blue booked their place in the semi-final after wowing Amanda Holden, Michael McIntyre and Louis Walsh - who was standing in for David Hasselhoff - with capella versions of Lady Gaga’s Poker Face and Justin Timberlake’s Sexy Back during the competition’s audition stage.
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The 22-year-old, who is in his final year at Oxford Brookes university, studying real estate management, hoped to follow singing sensation Ronan Parke, pianist Paul Gbegbaje, boyband New Bounce, keyboard player Jean Martyn, impressionist Les Gibson and ballet dancer James Hobley in making it through to Saturday’s glitzy final.
Singers Edward Reid and Jessica Hobson, dance troupe Dance Angels, artist Nathan Wyburn and Melanie Ceazar - who performs tricks with her pet Chihuahuas - also failed to secure one of just two coveted final places which will be up for grabs during the show.
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George’s family still live in March and his youngest sister Martha said the Eddys were “delighted” with his progress in the competition.