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Bars and Melody reach Britain's Got Talent final

Leondre and Charlie - aka Bars and Melody - are through to the final of this year's Britain's Got Talent.

On Twitter, the duo thanked fans for their support.

"WE are so proud of you...thank you so much" they wrote.

BGT semi-finalists Bars and Melody celebrate 1m views

Rapping teenagers Bars and Melody are celebrating after a YouTube video of their latest performance on Britain's Got Talent hit one million views.

Charlie Lenehan and Leondre Devries, from Port Talbot, tweeted: 'One million views! Thanks to everyone who has been retweeting and favouriting... love you all!'

They went straight through to the live semi-finals after Simon Cowell pressed his Golden Buzzer, selecting them as his star performance.

Simon described them as "really great kids", adding: "I like the fact that they wrote their own song based on life experiences.

"People are going to root for them and they've got this great friendship that is so obvious when you watch them together."


Richard and Adam switch on Holywell Christmas lights

Singers Richard and Adam Johnson from Holywell in Flintshire started the year turning up to a Britain's Got Talent audition just on the off chance.

Since they finished third, they have topped the album charts for four weeks - and now they've got their eye on topping the christmas charts too.

But today they were bit closer to home, as they switched on the Christmas lights of Holywell. Our own Rob Shelley was there to meet them.

Paul Potts 'Greatest Hits' tonight on ITV Wales News

Paul Potts, winner of the first series of Britain’s Got Talent, is releasing his greatest hits album. Paul from Bridgend won in 2007, with a performance of Puccini’s Nessun Dorma.

The tenor, who used to manage a phone store released the album ‘One Chance’ after the show and it soared to number one in thirteen countries. In recognition of Potts’ meteoric ‘rags to riches’ rise to fame, his life story has now been turned in to a movie, starring James Corden.

Catch up with Paul this evening when he joins us in the studio on ITV Cymru Wales at 1800 on ITV1.

Film about Port Talbot's Paul Potts released in cinemas

A film about the life of Port Talbot opera singer Paul Potts will be shown in cinemas from today.

One Chance is described as a 'rags-to-riches tale' of a mobile phone salesman who won the ITV show Britain's Got Talent.

James Corden plays Potts, with Julie Walters as his mother.

Paul Potts was on the red carpet last week for the UK premiere of the film about his life Credit: PA

Many scenes were filmed in Port Talbot, where Potts grew up and still lives.

He was working in a mobile phone shop in Bridgend, when he auditioned for Britain's Got Talent in 2007.

He stunned the judges with a performance of Nessun Dorma, and went on to win the first series of the ITV talent show.

He has since had been sang all over the world, and released several albums.


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UK premiere for Port Talbot opera singer Paul Potts film

This report contains pictures from The Weinstein Company, and from Syco / FreemantleMedia

A film about the life of Paul Potts has its UK premiere in London this evening.

The opera signer from Port Talbot was the first winner of ITV's Britain's Got Talent.

James Corden plays Paul on his remarkable rise to fame - from a mobile phone salesman, to a world famous singer.

The film One Chance will be out in cinemas from 25 October.

Watch the trailer for Paul Potts film One Chance

One Chance follows opera singer Paul Potts as a youngster growing up in Port Talbot and being bullied at school, meeting his future wife Julie-Ann, and working at a mobile phone store in Bridgend.

It shows how close he came to not even auditioning for Britain's Got Talent, back in 2007.

He was filling in an application form for the ITV show online and, struck with doubt, eventually flipped a coin to decide whether to enter.

Of course he went on to wow the judges with a performance of Nessun Dorma at his audition in Cardiff, and won the first series of the talent contest.

Paul Potts' life story hits the big screen

James Corden plays Paul Potts in 'One Chance'.

A film depicting the real-life story of opera phenomenon Paul Potts' rise to fame gets its UK premiere tonight in London.

James Corden plays the Britain's Got Talent winner in a journey from Port Talbot to the final of the ITV talent show.

Paul Potts won the first series of Britain's Got Talent in 2007.

Many scenes were filmed on location in Port Talbot.

Potts was working in a mobile phone shop in Bridgend when he auditioned for Britain's Got Talent.

The film, produced by Britain's Got Talent's judge and music mogul Simon Cowell, stars Julie Walters and Colm Meaney. Former Pobl y Cwm actress Alexandra Roach plays his girlfriend.

One Chance is in cinemas from 25 October.

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