Young Wigan singer wows judges on Britain’s Got Talent

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A TALENTED Wigan schoolboy has breezed through to the next stages of Britain’s Got Talent after wowing the judges.

Henry Gallagher, 12, from Standish, not only blew the judges away, all four of them voting him through, he broke the hearts of a nation with his original song ‘Lightning’ which he penned for a girl he’s “got a bit of a crush on”.

When pressed by judges Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon on who the girl was, Henry, who goes to Standish High School, kept tight-lipped, drawing “awwww” gasps from the crowd on Saturday night’s show.

Simon Cowell remarked after his amazing performance: “With a few tweaks that could be a big hit” and David Walliams likened Henry to a “young Olly Murs.”

Henry isn’t the only talented youngster in his family, though, his sister Ellen got through to the live semi-finals of BGT in 2012 with her girl group B Minor.

And Henry recently performed a rendition of Shakin’ Stevens Merry Christmas Everyone for the WiganToday online advent calendar.

Henry Gallagher on Britain's Got Talent

Henry Gallagher on Britain's Got Talent

Henry wows the judges and the audience

Henry wows the judges and the audience

Henry's mum and dad on BGT

Henry's mum and dad on BGT