Tuesday 25 July 2017

Irish teen Leah Barniville misses out on the finals of Britain's Got Talent despite 'magical' performance

Leah Barniville on Britain's Got Talent
Leah Barniville on Britain's Got Talent
Leah Barniville on Britain's Got Talent
Independent.ie Newsdesk

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Irish teen Leah Barniville has lost out in her bid to make it to the finals of Britain's Got Talent.

Leah competed in Tuesday night's semi-final of Britain's Got Talent with a stunning rendition of Parla Piu Piano, from The Godfather.

The 14-year-old  won a standing ovation from the judges and the audience with her performance.

Alesha Dixon said it was a "faultless performance", while Amanda Holden marvelled at her powerful voice.

Leah Barniville on Britain's Got Talent
Leah Barniville on Britain's Got Talent

"You have an unbelievable voice and you're so confident for someone so young, I don't know how you do it," she said.

David Walliams was also impressed and praised her singing as "magical".

After Leah performed Caruso by Lucio Dalla in the auditions, which was broadcast on Saturday, judge Simon Cowell said she was the "next big thing" but tonight he felt she lacked a big production.

Unfortunately it wasn't to be for Leah who narrowly missed to rival acts Issy Simpson and Matt Ward.

Leah, who's a student at Ratoath College, had plenty of support online.

Ahead of her performance on Tuesday, Leah said: "I want to make my family, my village and all of Ireland proud."

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