Wigan teen’s Britain’s Got Talent chance

Ellen Gallagher
Ellen Gallagher

A WIGAN teenager will be showing the nation what she is made off as she performs for the live semi-finals of Britain’s Got Talent.

Ellen Gallagher, 15, from Standish, and her pals Paige Phillips, 14, from Cheshire, Elli Kiely, 14, and Daisy Mondryk, 13, both from Manchester, will perform on tonight’s live show in a bid to win the coveted prize of singing at the Royal Variety Performance and £500,000.

After winning the approval of all four judges – Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, David Walliams and Alesha Dixon – with their acapella version of Celine Dion’s That’s The Way It Is, the group – Be Minor – were one of only 45 acts to be put through from the 169 shortlisted from auditions.

Ellen, a Standish High School pupil, said: “It is great and I am so excited to perform for the semi-finals.

“We have been practising over and over again to make sure we get our performance perfect.

“I am a bit nervous and excited at the same time.

“I know there are lots of other really talented acts to compete against, so I don’t think we would be too disappointed if we didn’t get through.

“I just want everyone from Wigan to get behind us and vote so we can get through to the final.

“If we did get through it would be amazing. It would be one step closer to winning and would give us so much publicity so we can carry on as a band.”

Ellen admitted she has had so much fun competing on the ITV talent show and has made some great friends.

She added: “We have made friends with lots of the acts and have learnt a lot from them.

“The Mend are lovely boys and have taught us a few things and we have also made friends with singers Paige Turley and Lauren Thalia.”

This isn’t the first time the girls have appeared on Britain’s Got Talent. Last year they reached the boot camp stage, but lost out to boy band New Bounce at the final decider before the live semi-final shows.

Watch Britain’s Got Talent on ITV at 7.30pm tonight to find out how Be Minor get on.