Britain’s Got Talent: ‘We’re just hoping we’ve got our message out there’ says Petworth college student
A Seaford College student has spoken about her ‘absolutely amazing’ experience on Britain’s Got Talent.
Izzy Rowe, who is in Year 9, is part of the SOS from the Kids choir, which reached the semi-finals of the ITV talent show.
SOS From the Kids, which features children aged between four and 16, won the hearts of the judges during their audition on the hit talent show, after singing their own song about climate change.
Due to social-distancing rules, the children’s choir had to pre-record their semi-final performance, which was broadcast on TV last Saturday night.
Despite still waiting to find out if they have made it to the grand-finale, Izzy said progressing any further would be a ‘bonus’.
She added: “My experience on Britain’s Got Talent has been absolutely amazing. We are just hoping we’ve got our message out there.
“We have created so many friendships and we are so grateful for how far we’ve come.”
Seaford College’s director of performing arts, Sara Reynolds, said: “I am so excited for Isabella to have had the BGT experience.
“SOS from the Kids choir has an incredibly important message for us all, no more so than at this time when the world has suffered. Good luck Isabella from your performing arts friends at Seaford.”
The choir also revealed on social media this week that it was ‘deeply honoured’ to have received a thank you letter from broadcaster and historian Sir David Attenborough.
The choir’s founder, Dorry McCauley, who wrote the song ‘Stand As One’ with her son and lead singer, Sim, said: “We are really thrilled.
“The kids have such a buzz every time they sing and we’ve had a lovely reaction. We’ve had messages from all around the world.”
Choir member and Churcher’s College student Ari Wilks, 12, said environmental activist Greta Thunberg liked the first song and the choir has begun to work with the WWF and the UN to ‘share this important message’.
She added: “If we make it to the final we will succeed in sharing our environmental message as far and wide as possible which is our number one goal.”
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