INTERVIEW: Stevenage's Gabz Gardiner 'can't wait' to perform in Britain's Got Talent final
PUBLISHED: 17:57 08 June 2013
A TEENAGER who will be watched by millions on TV when she performs in the Britain's Got Talent final tonight (Saturday) has said she can't wait to take to the stage.
Gabz Gardiner from Stevenage was in rehearsals yesterday (Friday) ahead of the live final, which will be aired on ITV at 7.30pm.
The 14-year-old shot to fame last Sunday after her audition of her own composition The One, in which Gabz sung, rapped and played the piano in a onesie.
The song also proved a hit in last Tuesday’s semi-final, when Gabz, who was in the top three after a viewer vote, was unanimously voted through to the final by all four judges after Little Britain comedian David Walliams proclaimed it was a “number one record”.
This week Gabz has been back in the classroom at The Nobel School, having been interviewed on ITV’s This Morning and Lorraine, as well as by the national media.
Speaking to the Comet, Gabz, who lives in Chells with parents Noel and Greta and 12-year-old brother Courtney, said: “The reaction at school has been pretty cool. Some people in the older years who I don’t really know have said they really like the song.
“When I did the first audition I was so nervous as I didn’t know how the audience would react. But to get the comments I did from the judges was amazing.
“I was really shocked to get into the final and I’d like to say thank you to everyone who voted for me in the semis. I’m really excited for the final and I just can’t wait now.”
Although not set in stone, Gabz also revealed that fans may be treated to a new song for the final, again written by herself.