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The Jewish Chronicle - - LIFE -

COULD an­other Jewish im­pres­sion­ist be fol­low­ing in the foot­steps of Francine Lewis, who made the fi­nal of Bri­tain’s Got Tal­ent four years ago?

In her au­di­tion for the ITV show at the week­end, Jess Robin­son, 33, from north Lon­don, had three of the judges and much of the au­di­ence on their feet, tak­ing off Kather­ine Jenk­ins and Ch­eryl in be­tween barn­storm­ing ver­sions of Shirley Bassey and Liza Min­nelli.

Ms Robin­son, whose cred­its in­clude the satir­i­cal ITV an­i­ma­tion show New­zoids, said: “it would be won­der­ful if my grand­mother could see me on the Royal Va­ri­ety Show” (the prize for win­ning the con­test).

Her grand­mother, Rosie Ruben, 101, was a mu­sic teacher in Ger­many, who ac­com­pa­nied chil­dren on the last Kin­der­trans­port. Her late grand­fa­ther, Jules Ruben, a jazz pian­ist, used to do im­i­ta­tions of other mu­si­cians.

Now wait­ing to learn if she has made the next round, Ms Robin­son said, “I love do­ing Barbra Streisand — I don’t know if she will make it to the semi-fi­nals!”

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