A Dundee primary school class auditioned for Britain’s biggest talent show — and made it through to the second round.
The P6/7 class from Rosebank Primary School headed to Glasgow to showcase their drumming skills for the Britain’s Got Talent producers.
The 25 children — aged 10 and 11 — have been receiving weekly tuition in drumming and samba for just over a year from Aspire Dundee.
Speaking ahead of their audition, class teacher Laura Kilhooley said: “All the children have been practising really hard for their performance.
“The children absolutely love the drums. It is great that they will get to perform in Glasgow.
“Not only are they excited for the audition, they even can’t wait to go on the big bus.
“In the performance the kids use a mixture of different sized percussion instruments and they also do all sorts of different dance moves along with the drumming so that they are not just standing there.
“The drumming tuition is part of Aspire Dundee and it was actually the tutors, Ricky Linn and Ross Nicoll, who suggested going for Britain’s Got Talent. They thought the kids were so talented that we should just give it a go and audition. The kids are absolutely buzzing, they have been counting down the days till they get on the coach.
“They are just delighted they are going on a day out. If they get any further it will be an absolute bonus.”
Laura said the audition in Glasgow was arranged before plans for auditions at the Overgate in Dundee were announced. Last week dozens of hopefuls headed to the Overgate looking to be the next Susan Boyle or Tokio Myers. Kids as young as four were among those showcasing their talents during the filmed performance.
Ricky said: “I think it will be amazing. These kids are just absolutely magic. I wish I could put my finger on why they work so well, but they all just clicked. The group has performed a couple of times before around the city so I just thought why not give the programme a go and show everyone just how good they are? I can’t imagine there is anything more exciting for kids at that age than auditioning for one of the biggest TV shows.”
The Rosebank youngsters now face a waiting game to see what the next challenge will be on their BGT journey.
Teaching assistant Jill Sim added: “They’re all very excited about it, especially considering the next round could be a trip to London. We’re proud of them whatever happens next.”