A SINGER from West Cheshire College wowed the judges on Britain’s Got Talent.
Alex Keirl, 20, is enrolled on a music practice course at the college’s Ellesmere Port campus.
Alex was given four yes votes by judges David Walliams, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and Simon Cowell, singing the Les Misérables favourite Bring Him Home.
The former Queen’s Park High School student spoke on the programme about being bullied when he was younger because of his love of singing.
Alex, 20, from Chester, said: “I’ve been singing since I was about seven years old and entering talent competitions since I was 10.
“It was very surreal going for the Britain’s Got Talent audition but I just thought I’ve been working for years to get here and I’m just going to go for it. I was really keen on impressing Simon as he is such a massive influence in the music industry.
“Life has been crazy since my audition was broadcast on TV – my Twitter and Facebook has gone mad and people have been so nice. I was also on This Morning which was unreal being interviewed by Holly Willoughby and Philip Schofield but they were both really friendly.
“Studying the BTEC Extended Diploma in Music Practice course at West Cheshire College has really helped me. I’ve developed a stronger knowledge if music and it’s definitely increased my confidence.”
Alex has already been interviewed for national newspapers and appeared on ITV’s This Morning on Tuesday.
Asked how he would feel if he won the nationwide talent competition he said: “My dream is to get a recording contract. It would be great to get the recognition and for people to respect me and my music. It would be an absolute dream.”
Martin Holmes, music tutor from West Cheshire College, who has taught Alex, said: “He has an amazing talent and I have seen such an improvement from him since he joined the college.
“He deserves to do really well and I know everyone from the college and the local area will be supporting him all the way. We all hope he will take the Britain’s Got Talent crown!”