Fenland singer fourth favourite to win Britain’s Got Talent after wowing judges Amanda Holden and Louis Walsh.

A SINGER from March is fourth favourite to win Britain’s Got Talent after his group thrilled the nation with a medley of songs last Saturday night.

Out of the Blue impressed judges Amanda Holden, Michael MacIntyre and Louis Walsh, who was standing in for David Hasselhoff, with cappella versions of Lady Gaga’s Poker Face and Justin Timberlake’s SexyBack.

George Eddy, whose family lives in March, sings bass for the Oxford based group, and used to be a chorister at Ely Cathedral. He was Cambridge Singer of the year in 2008, before going on to become Cambridge Musician of the Year.

The 22-year-old sang the solo to Poker Face, and also impressed Simon Cowell when he auditioned for the X Factor.

Martha, George’s youngest sister, is hoping to see her brother go far in the TV talent competition.

She said: “We’re delighted that they did so well, and of course we’re hoping they go through to the semi finals but we’ll just have to wish them luck and wait and see what happens.”

George, who is in his final year at Oxford Brookes university, studying real estate management, said: “It was brilliant to get such a fantastic response from the judges and the audience.”

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Fans rushed to Facebook after the show to praise the group. They said: “Totally surprising, totally funny and totally entertaining! Can’t wait to see what these lads will pull out the bag next! Definitely one of my favourite acts so far!”, and “Very creative overall, refreshing to finally see something original, great job guys!”

Out of the Blue is made up of 15 students studying at Oxford Brookes or Oxford University, and have just returned from an eight-date tour of America. They are due to perform in Oxford at the end of the month before appearing at the Edinburgh Fringe in August.

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