Evesham teenager wows judges on BBC's 'Let It Shine' - The Evesham Observer

Evesham teenager wows judges on BBC's 'Let It Shine'

Evesham Editorial 26th Jan, 2017 Updated: 27th Jan, 2017   0

AN EVESHAM teenager wowed the judges on the BBC’s ‘Let It Shine’ to make it through to the next round of the competition.

Harry Brown, 17, appeared on the show last Saturday (January 21) where he auditioned in front of the judging panel made up of Gary Barlow, Dannii Minogue, Amber Riley and Martin Kemp.

The 17-year-old performed an acoustic version of Justin Bieber’s ‘Love Yourself’ in his attempt to make it through to the next stage of the talent search.

Five successful contestants from the show will join the cast of a new stage show based on the music by Take That.

To make it through to the next stage of the Saturday night show the contestants must score 15 stars or more, but after wowing the judges with his performance, Harry was awarded 17 stars to continue his journey on the show.

Speaking to the Observer, Harry said: “I auditioned for Let It Shine because me and my school friends saw adverts and discussed auditioning.

“It instantly stuck out to me as a great opportunity and I didn’t hesitate to take it. We ended up going along together and I was lucky enough to be offered an audition in front of the judges.

“My experience with Let It Shine has been incredible, I have learned so much from the show and those surrounding me.

The 17-year-old grew up in Evesham, before moving to Stratford-Upon-Avon last year, and currently attends Birmingham Ormiston Academy to pursue his passion for musical theatre.

“I was surrounded by great people in Evesham and made some amazing friends that I grew up playing football on the field outside our house,” he added.

“I currently attend Birmingham Ormiston Academy (BOA) in Central Birmingham, a Performing Arts Academy where I study Musical Theatre. After a year of going to Prince Henry’s I left in order to pursue the studies that I felt would benefit my passion for theatre.

“I have always had a passion for performing, I first started taking part in school productions at the age of seven at Sedgeberrow First School, and my love for performing has grown ever since then,” he added.

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