Get Voting. DMU Gospel Choir appears in the Britain's Got Talent live semi-final TONIGHT

It’s going to be a proud night tonight for everyone at De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) as DMU Gospel Choir takes to the stage in the live semi-finals of smash hit ITV show Britain’s Got Talent.

But choir members want to go one better and are calling on everyone connected with the university to join the public vote that could see them through to the final.

DMU Gospel Choir, which includes students, staff and alumni, received a clean sweep of yes votes in the earlier rounds of the competition, earning high praise from judges Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams.

They are now due to fly the flag for DMU once again in tonight’s live semi-final, on ITV, at 7.30pm, in front of a telly audience of millions.

If they reach the final, DMU Gospel Choir stands a chance of walking away with a life-changing £250,000 and a spot at this year’s Royal Variety Performance.

Choir leader Ellah Kandi, a Pentecostal Chaplain at DMU, said before the semi-final: “We are working extremely hard. We meet every single day.

“To get to the finals would mean the world to the choir. That would be our dream. It would be an answer to our prayers.

“It is very important for us to represent Leicester because we are part of the city and do a lot of community work. We sing in hospitals and we sing in schools. Anywhere that there is a charity raising money, we are there.

“The judges’ comments [in the earlier rounds] really meant the world to us because they said exactly what we believe. We aim to bring joy, positivity and hope to the world.”

The DMU Gospel Choir members are no strangers to being in the spotlight.

They have been tugging at the heart strings of graduates and their friends and families with emotional performances of Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah’ during DMU graduation ceremonies. They also regularly perform at DMU Open Days.

When Leicester City realised the impossible dream of winning the Premier League as 5,000-1 outsiders, they sang their own versions of supporters’ chants outside the King Power stadium catching the attention of the BBC, Sky Sports News and broadcasters from around the globe.

On the back of their King Power singalongs, LCFC fanatics Kasabian invited DMU Gospel Choir to perform as backing singers on the track “Put Your Life on It”. The choir appeared at the Leicester rockers’ end-of-season gigs at the King Power Stadium and last year toured the UK with the band.

You can catch the DMU Gospel Choir on Britain’s Got Talent tonight at 7.30pm. The number to call to vote for DMU Gospel Choir will be shown at the end of the show, at around 9pm.

Votes are free if you download the Britain’s Got Talent app. Otherwise calls cost 50p plus any network access charge. 15p from each phone call goes to the Royal Variety Charity. Voting T&Cs and charity details are at itv.com.

 

Posted on: Wednesday 30 May 2018

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