The bright lights of London are calling for one Derbyshire choir which has landed a spot in the Britains’s Got Talent semi-finals.
Perfect Pitch wowed the judges back in May with their cover of Jungle Book’s I Wanna Be Like You and Bare Necessities and on Friday the children aged between eight and 14 will be singing for a spot in the final and a chance to perform at the Royal Variety Show.
Choir director, Emma Hopkins, from Tideswell said: “When we auditioned I don’t think the children realised just how big this was, or how close they would be to the judges and they were completely star-struck with Ant and Dec.
“The choir has only been going for two years so to be in the semi-finals is an amazing achievement and I am so proud of all the children.” Many of the voices in the 44-strong choir, which is based in Great Longstone, come from Buxton and Bakewell and Emma wants to get the whole county behind the singers.
The former West End star said: “We are flying the flag for Derbyshire and really looking forward to the live show on Friday.
“We are different from other choirs as we are not attached to a school and we only practise one hour a week but everyone works so hard.
“A choir has never won the show before and I think we have got what it takes to go all the way. We would love to win but more importantly I just want them to enjoy the moment and remember it forever.”
Perfect Pitch will be on ITV on Friday from 7.30pm.