Britain’s Got Talent Auditions hit Norwich’s Castle Mall

Britain's Got Talent auditions at Castle Mall in Norwich. PIC: Peter Walsh

Britain's Got Talent auditions at Castle Mall in Norwich. PIC: Peter Walsh - Credit: Archant

Norwich has been trying to prove it has plenty of talent today.

Auditions have been taking place in the city today for the next series of hit ITV show Britain's Got Talent.

Scores of hopefuls arrived at Castle Mall shopping centre this afternoon for a chance to audition in front of judges Simon Cowell, David Walliams, Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon.

The auditions were carried out behind closed doors, but care worker Angelo Bernal was among those waiting for the chance to shine.

Mr Bernal, 36, from Norwich was hoping to impress with his rendition of Beatles classic Yesterday.

He said: 'I like the Beatles and message of that song.'

Mr Bernal, who has auditioned before, emerged from the audition happy with his efforts.

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He said: 'It went good I think. They asked me to sing another song.'

Another hopeful in the queue was Daine Barrett, 13, who wanted to showcase his breakdance skills.

Daine, a member of the Norwich-based Legacy dance group, said: 'I've auditioned for the show before but I was a lot younger.'

His mother Tanya, 43, from West Earlham said: 'He watches the show and I think he's maybe got a good chance - he's good at what he does.'

Charlie Sheppard, 17, a member of the Norfolk Youth Musical Theatre was hoping to get through to the next stage with a rendition of This is the Moment from Jekyll and Hyde the Musical.

He said he had auditioned for the show once before and had been told 'not to sing musical theatre'.

But he said he wanted to have another go with a more modern take on the genre.

Britain's Got Talent will return to TV screens in 2017 to find out.

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