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Hammond School pupil Beau Dermott impresses on Britain's Got Talent

Twelve-year-old Beau sailed through to the semi-finals with her extraordinary cover of Defying Gravity

Britain's Got Talent hit screens for the start of its tenth series last night (April 9).

Amid break-dancing 'soldiers' and a sword-swallowing sensation was a stand-out performance from 12-year-old Beau Dermott, a Year 7 music student at the Hammond School in Chester.

To judge Amanda Holden's delight, Beau nervously revealed she was going to sing Defying Gravity from popular musical Wicked.

But the talented schoolgirl, who lives in Widnes, blew all four judges and the audience away, sailing straight through to the semi-finals when Amanda hit the golden buzzer.

David Walliams said: "Everyone else might as well just go home, because it was incredible."

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Beau Dermott was sent straight through to the semi-finals after wowing judges

Beau's success in the competition has come as no surprise to staff at The Hammond.

Julia Edwards said: "Beau is an extremely talented and hard working girl and The Hammond is proud to have her as a student and to watch her progress in the BGT competition.

"Although her performance on Saturday's show was outstanding, we were not surprised as she has an amazing voice and incredible stage presence.

"Anyone who attended The Hammond's Annual Carol Concert in Chester Cathedral last December may remember Beau as she opened the event, singing 'Once in Royal David's City'."



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