BGT choir 'to stick to our roots'

Only Boys Aloud won praise from head judge Simon Cowell

Only Boys Aloud won praise from head judge Simon Cowell

First published in National Entertainment News © by

The teenage male voice choir that wowed the judges on Britain's Got Talent have promised to stick to their "roots" as they move on to the next stage of the show.

The 133 teenagers from the South Wales Valleys, who make up Only Boys Aloud, were the standout act at the Birmingham audition, bringing Amanda Holden to tears and being told by show supremo Simon Cowell that he had "a very, very good feeling" about them.

Emyr Wyn Jones, 19, from Aberdare, said it was "absolutely terrifying" to step out on the stage and sing for the judging panel, which also includes Alesha Dixon and comic David Walliams, but their reaction made it worth while.

He said: "We were trending on Twitter worldwide, at one point I think we went up to second position which is amazing, and then just in the neighbourhood you had locals coming up to you, and it's just great for us in the choir.

"Confidence and self-belief has always been something we've aspired to achieve as well as the other greatness that comes with singing in a choir."

Mr Jones said the choir, who sang a traditional Welsh song in their audition, would "give it our all" in their next performance, but he remained tight-lipped about what they would sing.

He said: "I think it will be important for us as a choir to continue the reason and the principle that we are doing this particular choir, such as sticking to our roots, making sure our traditions are still alive."

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