Britain’s Got Talent: Bars and Melody reveal heartbreaking truth behind bullying song Hopeful

Bars and Melody rapper Leondre, who wowed Simon Cowell and the nation on Britain's Got Talent, has revealed the heartbreaking story behind bullying song Hopeful


by Kayleigh Dray |
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Britain’s Got Talent stars Bars and Melody have opened up about the bullying they faced that led to their audition.

At the weekend we saw the duo – also called BAM – perform their own take Twista and Faith Evans’ Hope on the show.

Charlie Lenehan, 15 from Bristol and Leondre Devries, 13 from Wales make up the pairing and wowed the judging line up with their own version of the track, which included an original rap about their past experiences of bullying.

No wonder Alesha Dixon and Amanda Holden were left in tears.

Leondre has now opened up about how he was picked on by a group of boys, eventually leading him to move schools.

“I used to get jumped on by a group of boys who would wait for me, then trip me up and punch and kick me,” he told The Sun newspaper at the weekend.

“In the end I had to tell someone because I got really depressed. When I told my dad I just broke down in tears and cried and cried.”

His friend - and musical partner - Charlie added: “We really want to help people with our music and show the positive as well as the negative.”

Via Britain's Got Talent
Via Britain's Got Talent

After Simon Cowell pushed his golden buzzer for the duo, rumours have begun to circulate which suggest the media mogul could be signing Bars And Melody up for their very own recording contract.

We wouldn't be too surprised; after all, he did thell them he felt their record "could be a hit".

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