Local teenager to shine on Britain’s Got Talent

January 14, 2013

Local teenager, Orlaith Comer, has come a long way since winning her school talent competition last year.  The sixteen year old songstress is now set to wow the judges of Britain’s Got Talent as she takes to the stage for the live judges’ auditions this week.

Sacred Heart pupil Orlaith sailed through preliminary auditions for the prime time show back in August last year, with producers contacting her almost immediately with the news she had progressed to the televised auditions in The Millenium Centre, Cardiff.

Viewers will see the Year 12 student perform her own unique mash-up of Chris Brown’s hit “Look at me” and Rhianna’s “We found love.”

The Examiner caught up with Orlaith ahead of her TV debut to see just how her nerves were holding up in anticipation of such an importance performance.  Laid back Orlaith told us that although she’s been playing guitar and singing for a few years now, her biggest audience to date has been her fellow students during their Sacred Heart’s Got Talent show last year!

Steeling herself for singing and playing in front of thousands, she says her nerves are being outweighed by the excitement she feels at such an opportunity.  In fact, the teenager seems more nervous about boarding a plane for the first time than she is about her actual performance!

“I am nervous but also really excited at taking part. I’ve never been on plane before so I’m actually really much more nervous about that!”

Orlaith also remains relatively unfazed by the fact she had to change her repertoire just days before live auditions following advice from the show’s producers.  Having seen her fantastic new version of the Chris Brown/Rhianna combination on YouTube, BGT producers took the unusual step of contacting the youngster to recommend she make this her main performance for judges Simon Cowell, Alesha Dixon, David Walliams and Amanda Holden on Wednesday.

The Sacred Heart schoolgirl will be busy practising until she makes the trip to Cardiff this week, where she will be buoyed by the support of her proud mum, aunt and brother and sister who will lead the applause and cheers for the talented young lady as they watch from the audience at the Millenium Centre.

Viewers can catch Orlaith’s live performance when the hugely popular show returns to ITV1 screens in March this year.