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Aaron has been a professional magician and illusionist for 15 years and kept judges on the edges of their seats, when he poured hot wax in his eyes, blindfolded himself and cut a pineapple off Ant’s head with a sword.
AJ & Chloe
AJ & Chloe have been dancing together for six years. AJ’s parents own the dance school they rehearse at. They impressed the judges at their first audition with Simon describing their performance as ‘faultless’.
Alex studies music at West Cheshire college and lives at home with his parents. He loves singing and wowed the judges at his audition when he sang Bring Him Home from Les Miserables . He particularly impressed David who described his voice as ‘beautiful, stunning and fantastic’.
Alice has enjoyed singing since an early age. At her audition she overcame her nerves singing Funny Valentine and her voice was described by Simon as ‘liquid gold’.
Aliki comes from a musical family. She was diagnosed with Focal Encephalitis during university and lost all co-ordination of speech and movement. Her mum would sit with her and sing. Singing helped her to recover from her illness and she has been performing and teaching music since. Her emotional performance of Bring Me To Life by Evanesence received four yeses and nearly brought the judges to tears with the significance of the lyrics to her story.
Arisxandra began singing at the age of 4 in front of the mirror, it was then her mum and dad realised her amazing talent. She got 4 big yeses from the judges after surprising them with her powerful performance of One Night Only at her audition. Simon described her as ‘superhuman’.
Asanda has grown up surrounded by performers, with her dad being in The Lion King in London for nine years. She sees herself as ‘a mini diva’ and is inspired by Rihanna, Beyoncé and Willow Smith. She sang Rihanna’s Diamonds and shocked judges with her fantastic voice and stage presence at her audition. Alesha labelled her ‘a little super star.’
When Francine was just 5 years old she started doing impressions of her teachers, friends and family. She then went on to study acting, singing and dancing. She had all of the judges laughing at her fantastic impressions of the likes of Stacy Solomon, Katie Price and Cheryl Cole.
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