Jonny Awsum burst onto our TV screens this weekend, auditioning for hugely popular talent show ‘Britains Got Talent’ on ITV.
The show turned into a massive singalong after Jonny got the whole crowd on their feet at The Lowry, Salford, and completely involved in his very own musical. After getting Geordie duo Ant and Dec on stage, Jonny spontaneously burst into song.
As yet, comedy is one of the few genres that have yet to triumph on BGT over more than 10 series, but could Jonny Awsum change that?
"one of the more memorable contestants appearing on episode two" – Radio Times
In a personal interview with The Sun this weekend, it was revealed that Jonny thinks Ant & Dec deserve their very own musical, after the pair helped him wow the Judges; "It was really exciting watching my performance back! They were awesome! I really like Ant & Dec - I grew up watching them on Byker Grove, and I’ve enjoyed watching their shows over the years. I had a good feeling they’d be good sports - because they come across to me like not only are they really professional, they’re really grounded, too. I personally think they’re national treasures! I’m gunning for ‘Ant & Dec: The Musical!'
After his performance, Jonny received a standing ovation from all four judges, under a shower of silver confetti and praise.
David Walliams praised the "brilliantly inventive routine" while Amanda Holden loved the "full scale show", adding: "It was absolutely brilliant."
"It was so smart, it really works for you because it makes you stand out. "I like you a lot " – Simon Cowell
Jonny left the stage with four yeses from the judges, seeing him through to the next round.
Jonny appeared on ITV’s ‘This Morning’ on the Monday preceding his audition, chatting to Holly and Phil about his performance – catch up on the ITV Hub, here
But can he make the live shows later this year? Time will tell...
News story posted on 24-04-2017 15:00