Britain’s Got Talent star to perform at the royal wedding


by Anna Sky Hulton |
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A Britain's Got Talent semi-finalist is set to perform at the royal wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

We're just a few weeks away from one of the biggest weddings of the year.

No, not Michelle Connor and Robert Preston in Corrie - the ROYAL wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

While there have been many rumours about which celebs will be attending or even performing on the big day, Kensington Palace have announced that less well known musicians would be performing.

GALLERY: Remember these Britain's Got Talent child stars? Here's what they've been up to...


CLOSER Britain's Got Talent child stars: Then and now SLIDER with cover pic

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Swipe through to see all the Britain's Got Talent child stars - then and now...

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Aidan Davis, now

Aidan is now 19, still dancing and rapping and is a black belt in karate.His Facebook page says he writes all of his own lyrics, and is in the studio working on new material.Check out his Instagram (@aiidandavis) for more pictures...

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Aidan Davis, then

Aidan appeared on the talent show in 2009 when he was just 11 years old, and he has grown into quite the handsome young man now, hasn't he?During his audition, Simon Cowell told him: "I think you're better than any dancer I have ever seen. I think you are super, super, super talented."

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Hollie Steel, then

Hollie sparked a debate when she appeared on the show in series three in 2009 at the age of 10 about whether there should be a lower age limit for auditionees.She made it through to the final of the season and finished in sixth place but during her semi-final performance forgot the words to her song and burst into tears live on television.The singer was comforted by judge Amanda Holden and boss Simon Cowell demanded producers find time for her to have a second try on the night.

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Hollie Steel, now

After the show she toured with Andrew Lloyd Webber's production of Sound of Music with Jason Donovan and in 2010 released a self-titled album through her own record label BB5 Records Limited.These days she shares videos of herself singing on YouTube where she has more than 30,000 subscribers.

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Ronan Parke, then

Singer Ronan auditioned for the fifth series of Britain's Got Talent and found himself embroiled in an online smear campaign when an anonymous blogger claimed he had been groomed by Simon Cowell to appear on the show for two years beforehand.The allegations were proven to be untrue and Mr Cowell signed him up to release a self-titled album of covers, and single A Thousand Miles.

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Ronan Parke, now

He was later dropped from Simon's record label and is now working with Rosen Music Group on new music.His website states: "Ronan has so many exciting things coming up."

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George Sampson, then

George impressed viewers with his dancing when he body-popped his way across the stage in the second series.He went on to win the show and was signed up for some big money sponsorship and advertising deals.

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George Sampson, now

George released single Get On Up On The Dance Floor/Headz Up and has appeared in dance stage shows such as Into The Hoods.He had a cameo role in film StreetDance 3D and moved into acting with a recurring role in BBC soap Waterloo Road, and also appeared in Casualty.In 2016 he appeared in four episodes of Emmerdale as part of character Aaron Livesy's child abuse storyline, and was also part of a national tour of show Our House, featuring songs by Madness.

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Connie Talbot, now

In 2014 she released an EP, Gravity, and a DVD of her Beautiful World tour went on sale in 2015.In 2016 the singer released her seventh album, Matters To Me, and a single, Shut Up (Move On).

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Connie Talbot, then

Connie went on to become a huge success after auditioning for the very first series of Britain's Got Talent despite never having had a singing lesson in her life.She released her debut album Over The Rainbow in 2007 and went on to release a Christmas record, Holiday Magic.

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Jack Carroll, then

Jack auditioned for Britain's Got Talent as a comedian at the age of 14 in 2013.He finished runner-up in the seventh series and went on to land television roles in David Walliams' comedy Big School and BBC show Doctors.

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Jack Carroll, now

The teenager, who was born with cerebral palsy, was also signed up by Simon Cowell to write an autobiography.

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Shaheen Jafargholi, then

The Welsh singer impressed the judges with his performance of Michael Jackson's Who's Loving You when he auditioned for Britain's Got Talent in 2009.At the age of 12 he was asked to perform at the late pop star's funeral and, after the performance, Motown founder Berry Gordy said: "I have no cotton pickin' idea who that is, but if I were still in the business, I would sign him tomorrow."

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Shaheen Jafargholi, now

Shaheen made it to the final of his series and went on to branch out into acting, appearing in shows such as Torchwood, Grandpa In My Pocket, Casualty and EastEnders.

One of the musicians to be confirmed is none other than a former Britain's Got Talent contestant and winner of BBC's Young Musician in 2016 - Sheku Kanneh-Mason.

Sheku, a cellist from Nottingham, appeared on BGT in 2015 with his brother and sisters.

The talented bunch reached the live semi-final stage, performing a medley of songs ranging from The Apprentice_**_ theme to Clean Bandit's Rather Be.


Reacting to the exciting news that he had been chosen to perform, 19-year-old Sheku posted on Twitter: "I’m so excited and honoured to perform at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding."

He even revealed that Meghan herself had personally called him to ask: "I was bowled over when Ms Markle called me to ask if I would play during the ceremony, and of course I immediately said yes!!! What a privilege. I can’t wait!"

Along with Sheku, Kensington Palace also confirmed other musicians to be performing on the day would include Karen Gibson and The Kingdom Choir, as well as an orchestra made up of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, the English Chamber Orchestra and the Philharmonia.

WATCH: The Kanneh-Mason family perform on Britain's Got Talent

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