VIDEO: Dundee lad Michael, 8, shows off dance moves as Britain’s Got Talent hosts auditions

Dundonians got the chance to show off their skills when Britain’s Got Talent scouts rolled into the city.

Dozens of hopefuls looking to be the next Susan Boyle or Tokio Myers queued at the Overgate Shopping Centre aiming to impress producers from the hit ITV show.

From singers to dancers, magicians to psychics, there was a whole host of talents displayed during the open auditions, which are taking place across the UK.

Kids as young as four were among the brave bunch who were eager to showcase their talents during the filmed performance.

Breakdancer Michael Johnson, 8, auditioned for the show.

One of the stars of the day was Mill o’ Mains youngster Michael Johnson — known as “Lil’ Mike” — who looked to emulate former BGT winner George Sampson with a breakdancing performance.

The eight-year-old’s mum Angela Brown said after his audition: “He’s always dancing about the house but this was a really last minute thing.

“Every time Britain’s Got Talent is on the telly, he says to me ‘I want to do that’.

“Michael’s been dancing for about two years. He’s nipped my head so much about it, I thought we would give him a try.

“Hopefully he can get through as that would make him really happy.”

Dundee University student Taylor McCarthy belted out a version of Rolling in the Deep by Adele.

The 19-year-old said: “I thought it went quite well.

“It’s quite hard to sing when you’re nervous but you just have to do the best you can.

“I would absolutely love it if I could get through. It’s definitely good to have the experience anyway.”

Vicky Serafino, also 19, sang and played guitar for the scouts in attendance.

The biochemistry student said: “It went okay. I was quite nervous.

“I saw the advert last week and I decided to just go for it.

“I’m not sure if I will get through. If I do, then great, but if I don’t then it’s fine.”

Auditions are taking place across the UK as the programme gets set for its 12th series in 2018.

Matt Scott, talent producer for the show, said he was impressed with the Dundee hopefuls.

He added: “We always get a good turnout in Dundee. We’ve had singers, dancers, a lot of variety which is always good to have. We had a four-year-old come up and sing, we’ve had people of all ages.

“Personally, this is my first year here but it’s been really good from what we’ve seen so far.

“It’s good that we come closer to people rather than just Glasgow or Edinburgh because it’s cool to see people performing in their own town and within their own environment.”

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