Buckie High pair just fail to make BGT final

Jodi and Emmy-Jo caused a line-dancing sensation.

The dreams of making it all the way to the Britain’s Got Talent finals by two Buckie High School pupils were dashed last night.

Emmy-Jo Munro, 15, and 16-year-old Jodi Riddoch were part of the CountryVive line dance troupe who made it to the live semi-finals of the competition.

The 19 members drawn from throughout the UK prepared their original routine for the BGT heats in a single day and drew rave reviews from the show’s judges. They were selected to appear in the live stages of the competition which aired last night – with CountryVive the first act to perform.

However, while their new routine worked well for three of the four judges, Simon Cowell was not so impressed as he had been in the heats and warned the dancers that they would “need a miracle” to progress any further in the competition.

That proved to be the case with a five-piece singing group, Callabro, winning the first public vote to progress into the final. The second place was between an illusionist from Canada and impressionist Jon Clegg – after the judges were split 2/2 it was the Canadian, Jon Clegg, who won through having come second in the public vote.

Emmy-Jo and Jodi will now concentrate their efforts on the World Line Dance Championships at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool later this summer.

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