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.
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.