Thursday 17th December 2009 by C. Freeman
Dance student Jordan Byrne devised his own routine for 'Britain's Got Talent' and is now waiting to hear whether he's through to the next round of auditions.
Jordan, who is in Year 10, is studying GCSE Dance and he applied to go on the talent show months ago. Since hearing he had been selected to go to the NEC he worked hard to perfect his choreography:
'I did a hip hop Michael Jackson dance to a song by Jay-Z featuring Alicia Keys. I was on the internet and watching videos of Britain's Got Talent, thought “I want to do that” so I just applied. I forgot about it until a couple of months afterwards when I got a letter inviting me to Birmingham. I have posted videos of my dances on social networking sites and for the audition I wore a wacky costume because I wanted to stand out from other people. The audition went as well as I hoped it could and I find out if I get through in January.'
The first two auditions are held with production staff and, if successful, Jordan will get a chance to do his act before judges Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden and Piers Morgan.
Jordan is one of three boys doing GCSE Dance. He said: 'It's fun, it's different from any other lesson and it's amazing how much theory there is to dance. I like performing and at the end of the year we will have to learn a whole dance, then choreograph one and perform it. I also do drama and I'd eventually like to dance, act and hopefully work in the West End, on a production like Grease.'