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Sussex singer through to Britain's Got Talent final

The Argus: Sussex singer through to Britain's Got Talent final Sussex singer through to Britain's Got Talent final

A Sussex singer has made it to the final of Britain's Got Talent.

Richard Hadfield, 20, a labourer from Portslade, is part of operatic five-piece Collabro.

The group made it through the first semi-final last night after winning the public vote.
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They will now be e battling it out on the ITV1 show for the prize of £250,000 and a spot at the Royal Variety Performance.

Judge Alesha Dixon said of Collabro: "That was perfection, I love you guys."

Fellow judge Amanda Holden said: "Every single one of you has got the most beautiful tone to your voice. I think we could be looking at the winners of Britain's Got Talent."

And show supremo Simon Cowell said: "Britain really has got talent, congratulations."

Another group of acts will try to impress viewers when the second live semi-final takes place at 7.30pm tonight.

Also appearing in the live finals this week is Sam Jones, a 21-year-old ventriloquist from Seaford.

Sam is hoping that his appearance on the show will help give ventriloquism a younger image and be a positive symbol for people who suffer from Tourette’s.

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11:15am Tue 27 May 14

SueDelaney says...

I don't really enjoy BGT but when I knew these boys were appearing I had to watch. I saw Richard Hadfield as Jean Valjean in the Brighton Theatre Group Youth's Les Miserables and was amazed. He was as good as the film and the West End show. Voted for them and hope they go on to win. Their voices are so beautiful solo and together.
I don't really enjoy BGT but when I knew these boys were appearing I had to watch. I saw Richard Hadfield as Jean Valjean in the Brighton Theatre Group Youth's Les Miserables and was amazed. He was as good as the film and the West End show. Voted for them and hope they go on to win. Their voices are so beautiful solo and together. SueDelaney
  • Score: 4

11:45am Tue 27 May 14

her professional says...

SueDelaney wrote:
I don't really enjoy BGT but when I knew these boys were appearing I had to watch. I saw Richard Hadfield as Jean Valjean in the Brighton Theatre Group Youth's Les Miserables and was amazed. He was as good as the film and the West End show. Voted for them and hope they go on to win. Their voices are so beautiful solo and together.
Great stuff Sue, and good luck to them. It's a good news story for Brighton & Hove therefore it won't attract much comment on here, so don't hold your breath.
[quote][p][bold]SueDelaney[/bold] wrote: I don't really enjoy BGT but when I knew these boys were appearing I had to watch. I saw Richard Hadfield as Jean Valjean in the Brighton Theatre Group Youth's Les Miserables and was amazed. He was as good as the film and the West End show. Voted for them and hope they go on to win. Their voices are so beautiful solo and together.[/p][/quote]Great stuff Sue, and good luck to them. It's a good news story for Brighton & Hove therefore it won't attract much comment on here, so don't hold your breath. her professional
  • Score: 1

8:11pm Tue 27 May 14

saveHOVE says...

Richard Hadfield was busking in George Street Hove two or three months back. Singing West End Show tunes. You can see the photos taken and tweeted @saveHOVE. He was very patient and obliging when I said he should just sing into the lens and so he looks quite fierce in one as he sings Mack the Knife. He struck me as being a very disciplined young man with a good chance of succeeding in stage musical work.

Business people stood in their doorways and applauded him after each song. People sat at the nearby cafe tables applauded him too. A couple of days later Collabro made it to the semi-finals.

I wish the group well for the final.
Richard Hadfield was busking in George Street Hove two or three months back. Singing West End Show tunes. You can see the photos taken and tweeted @saveHOVE. He was very patient and obliging when I said he should just sing into the lens and so he looks quite fierce in one as he sings Mack the Knife. He struck me as being a very disciplined young man with a good chance of succeeding in stage musical work. Business people stood in their doorways and applauded him after each song. People sat at the nearby cafe tables applauded him too. A couple of days later Collabro made it to the semi-finals. I wish the group well for the final. saveHOVE
  • Score: 1

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