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Our lads wow BGT... even Simon says yes

TWO Dublin schoolboys managed to impress Simon Cowell as they stole the show on Britain's Got Talent on Saturday night.

Good pals Jack Duff (13) and Cormac Connell (14) received a standing ovation from the Cardiff audience after performing their song.

The boys had been waiting in the wings for quite a while as music mogul Cowell showed up over three hours late.

The two friends opened the show with their rendition of Monsters And Men's Little Talks.

The teenagers may have looked nervous initially, but as the crowd started cheering they relaxed into the performance and started to enjoy themselves.

"Me and Cormac are good friends," Jack explained when asked how the duo came to perform together. "Jack is cheeky and annoying but he's my best friend," Cormac added. "In school there was a show and they needed acts.

 

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"I could play the guitar and Jack could sing. [Afterwards] lots of people came up to us and told us we were brilliant, so we decided we would try out for Britain's Got Talent. If we won we'd be over the moon like."

And the judges were delighted with their rendition. Amanda Holden smiled widely and Alesha cheered them on, while funnyman David Walliams said they were a mix between One Direction and Simon and Garfunkel.

But while the rest of the judges and the crowd were big fans of the two pint-sized performers – Simon Cowell was more reserved in his praise.

He said the boys were 'good but not great' and admitted that he could hear their nerves in the performance.

But Simon must have seen a good degree of merit in their performance and summed up his comments by saying: "It worked – it was really good."

Here's hoping the duo do as well as Skerries native Ryan O'Shaugnessy.

hnews@herald.ie


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