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Gracie bows out of Britain's Got Talent

Ten-year-old Gracie Wickens-Sweet from Brent Knoll failed to win through to the finals Credit: ITV/Syco

A young singer from Somerset has failed to make it into the finals of Britain's Got Talent. Ten year old Gracie Wickens-Sweet from Brent Knoll's solo effort wowed the audience but didn't win enough votes in tonight's live semi-final to get through.

Gracie's singing from a giant swing wowed the studio audience Credit: ITV/Syco

10-year-old singer from Somerset wows on BGT

Gracie Wickens-Sweet will perform in the show's live semi-finals tonight. Credit: ITV

An 10-year-old girl from Somerset has been wowing the judges on Britain's Got Talent, and will be performing in tonight's live semi-finals in front of millions.

Gracie Wickens-Sweet from Brent Knoll, described as "fantastic" by the judges, got a standing ovation from the crowd for her performance of Somewhere Over the Rainbow. Her next challenge will be to make it through to the show's live finals.

The South West has also been cheering on 11-year-old South Gloucestershire dancer Eloise Stroud, who made a splash with dance troupe Groove Thing. The talented youngsters missed out on a place in the final, but still have a chance to be chosen as a wild card.


South Gloucestershire dancer and her group wow BGT judges

Groove Thing got four yeses from the judges. Credit: ITV

Fresh from wowing the judges on Britain's Got Talent, young dance group Groove Thing have been performing in South Gloucestershire - but this was an exclusive private showing for the school of one of its members.

11-year-old Eloise Stroud is a Year 7 pupil at Brimsham Green in Yate, and says performing for her classmates was an even bigger challenge than getting four yeses.

She and her 11 fellow dancers are no stranger to a challenge - training all day and after school five days a week in Port Talbot, Wales to get good. It looks like it's paying off.

X Factor auditions held in Bristol

Instead of performing in front of producers hopefuls sing in a booth Credit: ITV News

ITV talent show the X Factor is looking for stars of the future today at Cabot Circus in Bristol.

The show, which is now in its 11th year, is trying out a new mobile audition system - so instead of performing in front of producers, hopefuls will sing in a booth and their offering will be accessed behind the scenes.

Successful performers will be picked to sing in front of the show's judges - Simon Cowell, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, Mel B and Louis Walsh.

A Bristol singer has never won the X Factor.

Hopefuls line up to audition for the X Factor at Cabot Circus Credit: ITV News

Wallace and Gromit creator announces new film

Aardman also made the recently released Shaun the Sheep movie Credit: ITV News

The Bristol animation company behind Wallace and Gromit has announced that it'll be making a new feature film.

Following the success of the Shaun the Sheep Movie earlier this year, Aardman's new film will tell the story of an inept caveman. 'Early Man' will be directed by Wallace and Gromit creator Nick Park.

Eavis on booking The Who for Glasto 2015

Glastonbury Festival founder Michael Eavis has been describing his delight at booking The Who as Sunday headliners for the event in June.

They last performed at Worthy Farm in 2007.

They cancelled one of their dates abroad and they said we'd love to do it so we're thrilled to bits about that and last time they were brilliant. Fantastic show it really was. The sound was perfect, lovely evening when they played last time.

– Michael Eavis, Glastonbury Festival founder
The Who last played the festival in 2007 Credit: PA

It might be the last time for them, I don't know so we simply could not resist and I'm so pleased they agreed to reschedule the tour in order to do it. It's going to be a highlight it really is.

I am a fan. I think Roger Daltrey is one of the best singers in the world you know. Fantastic. The whole shebang is going to be absolutely fantastic. Marvellous.

– Michael Eavis


The Who confirmed to headline Glastonbury

The Who last played the festival in 2007 Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Archive/Press Association Images

It's been confirmed that The Who will fill the final headline slot at Glastonbury Festival.

It had already been revealed that the Foo Fighters would headline on the Friday, and Kanye West on the Saturday.

It has also been announced that Paul Weller will take the slot immediately before the band.

The Who are now doubled booked however, with a show already scheduled for Sunday 28th in Paris. It's not been confirmed whether this concert will be moved to a different date.

Glastonbury Festival 2015 line-up unveiled

Glastonbury have released a list of all those performing at the festival in June - but are still keeping quiet over the third, and final headliner.

The Full line up:

  • Foo Fighters (headliner)
  • Kanye West (headliner)
  • Florence + The Machine
  • Pharrell Williams
  • Alt-J
  • Lionel Richie
  • Motörhead
  • Mary J Blige
  • Alabama Shakes
  • Paloma Faith
  • Patti Smith
  • The Chemical Brothers
  • Rudimental
  • Deadmau5
  • Jamie T
  • Ben Howard
  • Hot Chip
  • The Mothership Returns - George Clinton, Parliament, Funkadelic and the Family Stone
  • Flying Lotus
  • FKA Twigs
  • Caribou
  • Roy Ayers
  • Run The Jewels
  • Mark Ronson
  • Super Furry Animals
  • Belle & Sebastian
Credit: Matt Crossick/PA Wire
  • The Vaccines
  • Ryan Adams
  • Chronixx
  • Future Islands
  • George Ezra
  • The Waterboys
  • The Moody Blues
  • Suede
  • Franz Ferdinand and Sparks
  • The Maccabees
  • Enter Shikari
  • Modestep
  • Clean Bandit
  • Jessie Ware
  • Courtney Barnett
  • Jon Hopkins
  • Spiritualized
  • Jamie xx
  • Mavis Staples
  • Hozier
  • Father John Misty
  • The Fall
  • Todd Terje
  • Gregory Porter
  • Jungle
Credit: Matt Crossick/PA Wire
  • Sleaford Mods
  • Catfish And The Bottlemen
  • Azealia Banks
  • Young Fathers
  • Charli XCX
  • Kasai Allstars
  • Sharon Van Etten
  • Kate Tempest
  • Goat
  • Wolf Alice
  • Perfume Genius
  • Fat White Family
  • Years And Years
  • La Roux
  • Death Cab For Cutie
  • Lianne La Havas
  • Death From Above 1979
  • Circa Waves
  • Peace
  • The Pop Group
  • Ibeyi
  • Ella Eyre
  • Rae Morris
Credit: Glastonbury Festival

Writer Julian Fellowes won't rule out Downton Abbey spin-off

Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes has tried to scotch rumours that he's writing one of the ITV programme's most popular characters into his new series for American television.

There have been reports that Dame Maggie Smith's character, the Dowager Countess Violet Crawley, will make an appearance in his new project, The Gilded Age, as her younger self in 1880s New York.

Lord Fellowes told ITV News that the story has been fabricated by the media; but he didn't rule it out and even began to fan the flames of the rumour himself by saying "you never know, life's full of surprises!".

Speaking at the launch of the Bath and West Show, the writer admitted he'll be as sad as the viewers when Downton comes to an end after the upcoming series.

Everything in life has a cycle and where better to say that than at the Bath and West Show?

The fact is I think Downton is at its peak and when a show is at its peak it's time to go. What you don't want is the downward slide as everyone gets tired of it, or the cast get tired of it, or whatever and we've decided not to do that.

– Julian Fellowes
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