A TEENAGER from Frampton Cotterell has made it through to the live final of Britain’s Got Talent as part of the duo Bars and Melody.
Singer Charlie Lenehan, 15, has been on many daytime TV programmes and taken up countless column inches in the national press after he and rapper friend Leondre Devries won the hearts of the judging panel for their reworked version of Twista and Faith Evans’ hit Hope in their first audition.
Leondre’s lyrics added an anti-bullying message to their performance, causing the studio audience to give a standing ovation.
Simon Cowell was impressed, and pushed the Golden Buzzer, meaning that the boys went straight through the live shows.
The pair performed their version of Puff Daddy/P Diddy’s classic R&B hit I’ll Be Missing You on Thursday night’s show, including an emotional rap which they had written themselves about losing friends or family.
Cowell said: "The message was great and what I love about you two is you are real. I’m so happy I pressed the Golden Buzzer."
The boys won the audience vote, sending them straight through the competition final, which will take place on Saturday night.
They will be fighting against magician Darcy Oake, classical male boyband Collabro, dance troupe The Addict Initiative, young singer James Smith, opera singer Lucy Kay and high-heeled dancing men Yanis Marshall, Arnaud & Mehdi for the title of Britain’s Got Talent Winner, 2014.