Sunderland singer heading for Britain’s Got Talent

Ty Lewis attends Amy Pink's Showstoppers and will be appearing on Britain's Got Talent.
Ty Lewis attends Amy Pink's Showstoppers and will be appearing on Britain's Got Talent.
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A TALENTED young singer is keeping his fingers crossed judges think he’s got talent.

Teenager Ty Lewis, who trains at Sunderland’s Showstoppers dance and drama group, made it through to the second round of auditions for Britain’s Got Talent, and is now eagerly awaiting news of a place on the live show.

The 13-year-old, who said he likes to put his own twist on well-known songs, is hoping to be luckier this time around after falling at the same stage last year.

Mum Mandy Booth, 44, said: “He auditioned last year, got through to the second round of auditions, but didn’t get a call back.

“He just told us he had applied again this year and when we went along to the auditions, he got through to the second round again.”

Now, Ty and his family have an anxious wait until February to hear if the youngster has been chosen to perform live on television.

The Billingham youngster’s dad, Craig Lewis, 42, said they will be supporting the youngster all the way.

He said: “Ty has always been into music, even when he was really small, he wanted to watch the music channels instead of the baby shows.”

At the age of nine, the Northfield School pupil began singing lessons and has been performing ever since.

Mandy said: “He is very shy, but not when he has got a microphone and is singing, he is confident then.”

The youngster performs wherever he can, including doing charity events.