Were Presentation School Choir robbed of a spot in the Britain's Got Talent final?


Presentation School Choir feel they may have missed out on a place in the Britain's Got Talent final due to a 'phone glitch'.

The group are an all-girl choir from the Presentation Secondary School in Kilkenny, Ireland, made up of 57 girls aged 14 to 18, and run by choral director Veronica McCarron who has been in charge for 21 years.

The girls said at their audition it's a "dream" to perform on Britain's Got Talent - and to meet Ant and Dec! - and revealed they've been rehearsing every spare moment they can.

For their Britain's Got Talent audition, Presentation School Choir performed Adiemus by Karl Jenkins and got the judges VERY excited.

Then in the live shows they sung Ave Maria to even higher praise but just missed out on a spot in the top three.

Now choir director Veronica has suggested that supposed voting issues may have cost them.

“When the girls came off the stage after the performance they were on a high," she said following the live semi-final. “We had huge support - even in the British press. They’re writing about how unfortunate it was about the votes because there seemed to be a problem with Irish voting."

Victoria explained to the Irish Mirror: “People couldn’t register their vote and I know that from my own family, so we could’ve lost out on hundreds, maybe thousands of votes.

“Unfortunately all the girls have to go back to school on Monday, some of them have Junior Cert and Leaving Cert exams so life really does go on."

She added: “As a choral director I’m extremely proud of the girls. The lasting legacy they’ve left is incredible - they’re represented Kilkenny and Ireland around the world in the most incredible way.”

The Britain's Got Talent final will air tonight, live on ITV.

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