Britain's Got Talent: 12-year-old Beau Dermott seals a place in the final


Schoolgirl singer Beau Dermott has stormed into the final of Britain's Got Talent after winning the public vote.

Hosts Ant and Dec congratulated the overwhelmed 12-year-old from Widnes who could not speak at first due to her excitement.

Judges Simon Cowell, David Walliams, Alesha Dixon and Amanda Holden had to choose between dance acts Tumar KR and Balance Unity, real name Taylor Goodridge, for the remaining place in Saturday's final.

Viewers on Twitter were very pleased with the result.

The vote from TV mogul Simon was not needed as the three other panellists opted for Balance Unity. Beau, who was Amanda's Golden Buzzer act, stunned in the auditions with her rendition of Defying Gravity from the hit musical Wicked.

For Wednesday's fourth semi-final, she sang Someone Like You from the musical Jekyll & Hyde and won a standing ovation.

Beau Dermott

The youngster's mother Karen Dermott joined her on stage and beamed with pride as Beau talked about her excitement for Saturday night's grand final.

"I'm so proud of you," Amanda told the schoolgirl.

Earlier, during his critique of her performance, Simon said people like Beau were the reason Britain's Got Talent exists.

He added that in years from now, they would all look back at this moment as the one they discovered a star.