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Watch: St Patrick's Choir on their 'unforgettable' Britain's Got Talent experience

The children from St Patrick's Primary School in Drumgreenagh, near Rathfriland have been in a whirlwind since getting through to the live semi-finals of Britain's Got Talent.

The school's junior choir impressed judges Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams when they performed Keane's Somewhere Only We Know during their audition, earning huge praise form the panel.

They then made it through to the semi-finals where they performed a rousing rendition of Katy Perry's Roar.

Speaking about their experience on the show, choir member Kara Williams said: "It was very extraordinary because we never thought we would be on Britain's Got Talent.

"We have watched it since we were really young and we never thought that we would be on it because there are so much more talented people who could win it."

"It was just an amazing experience and it was so good that we got to meet all the judges, it's an experience we will never forget," continued Thomas McGivern.

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St Patrick's Junior Choir performing on the Britain's Got Talent semi final (© ITV / SYCO)

Asked about what it was like meeting presenters Ant and Dec, he added: "They were very funny and very generous to us."

John Paul McGreevey said: "To be in such a big and global competition when we are from such a rural and quiet area was just a complete change of scenery and it was fantastic."

Following their appearance on the show, the children are now finding themselves in big demand for concerts up and down the country.

Principal Socha Lyness and music director Patricia McCaughey said they were immensely proud of what the children had achieved and the positive publicity they had brought to the school.

"It has been the most phenomenal experience ever," she added.

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