Rose­bank has tal­ent!

School pupils au­di­tion for hit ITV show in Glas­gow

Evening Telegraph (First Edition) - - Front Page - BY AMY HALL

The P6/7 class from Rose­bank Pri­mary, i n Hill­town, 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.”

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 in Dundee headed to Glas­gow to show­case their drum­ming skills for Bri­tain’s Got Tal­ent.

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