Luke misses out on TV talent show final

MARK NICHOLLS Young dancers Charlotte Plant and Luke Miller wowed the judges in last night's semi-final of Britain's Got Talent live on national TV but failed to make the gala final.

MARK NICHOLLS

Young dancers Charlotte Plant and Luke Miller wowed the judges in last night's semi-final of Britain's Got Talent live on national TV but failed to make the gala final.

They were beaten by opera singer Paul Potts and ventriloquist Damon Scott.

Dressed in red and white, the youngsters performed a perfect dance routine, much to the delight of the audience… and the judges.

Former Mirror editor Piers Morgan told the duo: "When I first saw you, I thought you were going to be quite irritating but you were completely charming and I think you have grown in this competition. You were electrifying on the dance floor."

Actress Amanda Holden added: "You are so wonderful together."

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And Mr Nasty Simon Cowell praised 11-year-old Norwich dancer Luke and his partner.

He said: "I should have normally despised what you have done but I didn't, it was absolutely brilliant. What I liked about it is that you have obviously rehearsed, you have so much personality, you did not put a foot wrong."

Luke, who has been dancing from an early age, and Charlotte auditioned for the show on Sunday to secure a place in the semi-finals with seven other hopefuls. The unique prize, that has now eluded them, was the chance to perform in front of the Queen at this year's Royal Variety Performance - plus £100,000 cash.

His mother Lynne said last night: "They were fabulous. We are very proud of them. It's a pity they did not get through but you never know what will come of this."

Britain's Got Talent reunites Ant and Dec and Simon Cowell for the first time since Pop Idol. Along with Piers Morgan and Amanda Holden, their quest is to find Britain's top talent and the show is open to any performer, of any age and with any background.

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