Search

Sam Kelly’s Britain’s Got Talent performance “stunning”, says former singing teacher

PUBLISHED: 12:33 26 March 2012 | UPDATED: 16:58 26 March 2012

Norfolk's Sam Kelly performing during the Manchester auditions for ITV's Britain's Got Talent programme. Ken McKay/ITV/PA Wire.

Norfolk's Sam Kelly performing during the Manchester auditions for ITV's Britain's Got Talent programme. Ken McKay/ITV/PA Wire.

The former singing teacher of the Norfolk teenager who wowed Britain’s Got Talent judges says he can go all the way to perform for the Queen.

Spixworth singer Sam Kelly starred in the first episode of this year’s run of the ITV1 talent show, receiving a standing ovation at his audition with a version of Adele’s hit Make You Feel My Love.

Judge Simon Cowell told the 19-year-old that he had “nailed it” and had an “amazing voice”, while David Walliams said he was “completely blown away”.

But the performance came as no surprise to Samantha Coe, who gave singing lessons to former Sprowston High School pupil Sam two years ago, before he moved to Brighton to study music.

“He had a lovely voice from day one, but he was always humble about it,” she said.

“I don’t think he realised how good it was. I remember him in his first couple of lessons as a slightly under-confident person, who didn’t know what to do with his voice.

“I’m delighted to see that over his years at uni he has moulded himself into a quite stunning musician.”

The pair’s sessions together focused on improving Sam’s posture, breathing skills and vowel sounds.

“I can’t take credit for him, though – I just taught him how to breathe. We worked on the Sting song Fields of Gold, and I still remember that two years on so he definitely made an impression,” said Miss Coe, 25, founder and director of The Wharf Academy in Norwich.

Sam’s audition secured his progress to the callback round, when the judges will decide the 40 semi-finalists for the live shows.

His former teacher says she is sure he will be able to handle the pressure of his new-found fame to forge a bright future for himself.

“He’s such a cool lad, but you can see from the first episode he will have some strong competition.

“But we know from what happened with Ronan Parke that it’s not all about winning.

“He’s shown the world what he can do, and can go on to have a fantastic career. He’s such a genuinely nice guy, and he really deserves it.”

You can see Sam’s Britain’s Got Talent performance in full, and leave your messages of support, at www.eveningnews24.co.uk

3 comments

  • It was all so very good Dear Sam,the sincerity shone through,and the emotions ran high !!! stirring stuff !

    Report this comment

    Albert Cooper

    Monday, March 26, 2012

  • Woooohoooo Go Sam (Y) Absolutely brilliant, well you always have been since school. So happy for you and well done for getting this far x

    Report this comment

    Ellie x

    Monday, March 26, 2012

  • Is this really news?

    Report this comment

    wes1975

    Sunday, April 1, 2012

The views expressed in the above comments do not necessarily reflect the views of this site

Other news

Yesterday, 15:50

Spring is most definitely here and many of you have been sharing your blooming lovely floral pictures on iwitness24. We loved this captivating picture of a host of daffodils seen through a crystal ball, captured by Frances Crickmore.

From Take That playing two dates at Norwich City Football Club to Tom Jones performing at Holkham Hall in north Norfolk - our region looks set to enjoy a great summer of outdoor music this year and a major profile boost on the national stage.

Fri, 18:56

Thousands of people across East Anglia have donned a red nose today to raise money for Comic Relief.

Fri, 16:40

British Summer Time officially begins at 1am on the last Sunday in March.

Most Read

Wed, 11:09

A Suffolk man is to return to his roots to take on a role as church pastor.

Read more
Fri, 16:40

British Summer Time officially begins at 1am on the last Sunday in March.

Read more
Wednesday, December 10, 2008

AN 18th century orangery could become a new centrepiece at a historical country house near Beccles which is in line for a partial makeover.

A planning application has been put in to upgrade the living facilities and staff quarters at the 10-bedroom Gillingham Hall, which is privately owned and used as a family home.

Read more
Fri, 18:56

Thousands of people across East Anglia have donned a red nose today to raise money for Comic Relief.

Read more
Twitter
Fri, 10:50

A school is celebrating double success following inspection success and a rare recognition.

Read more
Langley School

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 8°C

min temp: 7°C

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Beccles and Bungay Journal e-edition today E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter