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Watch: Standing ovation for Irish teen after 'flawless' BGT audition

A Irish teenager earned herself a standing ovation from the Britain's Got Talent judges at the weekend following her 'flawless' audition.

Leah Barniville (14), from Ratoath in Co Meath, traveled to England with her mum, dad, and little brother Daniel to perform for the BGT panel.

She gave a rousing performance of the classical song Caruso by Lucio Dalla as her proud family watched from the audience.

"I first starting singing when I could talk," the teen said before her audition. "I can't stop singing, I sing when I study, I sing when I'm brushing my teth, and I sing when I should be going to sleep.

"It's a huge deal for me to be here, it's my first time coming to England. It was like I was coming on holiday, but must better because I had this to come to."


With all four judges on their feet following her performance, Simon Cowell told her: "I thought that was honestly incredible, you don't know how good you are."

Alesha Dixon added: "Your stage presence was just fantastic, it was controlled and beautiful," while Amanda Holden added: "It's such a complicated song and your Italian was impeccable. It was a flawless audition."

Leah received four yes votes from the panel and will now have to wait to see if she makes it through to the the show's live semi-finals.

She joins fellow hopefuls St Patrick's Junior Choir from Rathfriland, Co Down and Omagh Ryan Tracey, who smashed a world balloon modelling record while blindfolded.

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