Derbyshire children’s choir in live Britain’s Got Talent semi-final

Perfect Pitch from Derbyshire will be singing in the live semi finals of Britain's Got Talent on Friday. Picture ITV
Perfect Pitch from Derbyshire will be singing in the live semi finals of Britain's Got Talent on Friday. Picture ITV
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The bright lights of London are calling for one Derbyshire choir which has landed a spot in the Britains’s Got Talent semi-finals.

Perfect Pitch wowed the judges back in May with their cover of Jungle Book’s I Wanna Be Like You and Bare Necessities and on Friday the children aged between eight and 14 will be singing for a spot in the final and a chance to perform at the Royal Variety Show.

Choir director, Emma Hopkins, from Tideswell said: “When we auditioned I don’t think the children realised just how big this was, or how close they would be to the judges and they were completely star-struck with Ant and Dec.

“The choir has only been going for two years so to be in the semi-finals is an amazing achievement and I am so proud of all the children.”
Many of the voices in the 44-strong choir, which is based in Great Longstone, come from Buxton and Bakewell and Emma wants to get the whole county behind the singers.

The former West End star said: “We are flying the flag for Derbyshire and really looking forward to the live show on Friday.

“We are different from other choirs as we are not attached to a school and we only practise one hour a week but everyone works so hard.

Perfect Pitch from Derbyshire will be singing in the live semi finals of Britain's Got Talent on Friday. Picture ITV

Perfect Pitch from Derbyshire will be singing in the live semi finals of Britain's Got Talent on Friday. Picture ITV

“A choir has never won the show before and I think we have got what it takes to go all the way. We would love to win but more importantly I just want them to enjoy the moment and remember it forever.”

Perfect Pitch will be on ITV on Friday from 7.30pm.