Gospel choir from Leicester through to semi-finals of Britain’s Got Talent

A gospel choir from Leicester has made its way to the semi-finals of Britain’s Got Talent.

The De Montfort University Gospel Choir was given the good news by Judge David Walliams on Saturday night’s show.

The group were kept in suspense, along with the other three acts, with Walliams saying “We’ve made a decision. I’m so sorry. We’re sending you home. To work on your acts.”

But then he revealed “You’re through to the live semi-finals”. The singers, dressed in striking blue and gold gowns, jumped up and down with joy.

The group had originally got the backing of all four judges after a rousing performance at the audition stage.

The 23 on-stage performers gave a ‘heavenly’ rendition of ‘Oh Happy Day’ and impressed the judging panel of Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, David Walliams and Alesha Dixon.

The choir regularly appears in front of huge crowds, featuring at the King Power Stadium, the Alice Hawkins statue unveiling and on Sky Sports.

The group has been praised for its uplifting music. A spokesman for the group said: “We are really soulful and I think it’s lovely for people to escape the gloom in the world sometimes, and they can do that with our uplifting music.”

The choir joins thirty-nine acts from across the country in the semi-finals, which begin next Saturday.