Thursday 20 July 2017

Technical glitch sparks miming accusations for Irish choir on Britain's Got Talent live semi-final

St Patrick's choir
St Patrick's choir
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

An Irish choir were hit by accusations of miming on Monday night's first live semi-final of Britain's Got Talent.

St Patrick's Junior Choir from Drumgreenagh in County Down were the first act on stage but Ant and Dec stopped their performance after the first few bars of Katy Perry's Roar began.

Dec explained, "Gonna just stop it there - we've just had a few technical issues" and added the problem was "a bit of a sound issue - they couldn't hear the track."

The children were unperturbed, however, and continued to give an impressive performance.

Viewers were quick to assume the children were miming to the track.

However, a spokesperson for Britain's Got Talent told Huffington Post that the children were not miming, but that the wrong song was initially played.

“A technical glitch meant that the wrong song was played at the start of St Patrick’s Junior Choir performance as well as some vocals recorded during a rehearsal from them," they said.  "The choir did not mime and we are very proud of their performance.”

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