A young woman with Down’s syndrome is to follow her dream when she enters the Britain’s Got Talent auditions in Bridlington this evening.
The Britain’s Got Talent production team will be at The Spa for the first time tonight (July 28) and Amy Purvis will be one of the first in line.
The 29-year-old is excited to show off her dancing talents on stage by aptly performing Elvis Presley’s Follow That Dream.
Amy’s mum Judy Purvis, 50, said: “Amy burst into tears of joy when I told her the auditions were coming to Bridlington. She practises all the time in her bedroom or in the back garden. She can dance to near enough anything and I am so proud of her.”
The Bridlington resident attended the auditions at Glasgow eight years ago where she did a dance to Rednex’s Cotton Eye Joe.
It was there where Amy declared she’d like to marry Britain’s Got Talent judge Simon Cowell.
Amy gave a dress rehearsal of her performance at The Greyhound pub in front of punters and she is now ready to tackle the real audition at The Spa. Amy said: “Dancing is my dream – it’s all I ever want to do.”
She will be one of many set to showcase their talents in front of the Thames TV team hoping to secure a place at one of the judges’ auditions in 2017.
Executive Producer, Amelia Brown, said “We’ve had some amazing winners over the last ten series. We can’t wait to see what talent Bridlington has to offer. “Anyone can apply - there is no age limit and we are looking for all kinds of talents, so if you feel you have something special to show us then make sure you apply, you never know where it might take you.”
The show is open to anyone and anything goes from drag acts to singers and acrobats to animals.
Andrew Aldis, general manager of The Spa Bridlington, said: “We’re excited to be included in the early stages of auditions for the next Britain’s Got Talent series.
“We intend demonstrating the enormous strength of both The Spa Bridlington as a venue and of the town as a source for great talent to tempt them to base some of their televised auditions here too.”
People are welcome from 7.30pm on July 28 and will be auditioned on a first come, first served basis. Auditions are closed meaning spectating will not be available.
Aspiring acts can also apply now via www.itv.com/talent and register for one of the audition days later in the year. You can also apply by sending in a video audition of your act.