Despite wowing audiences with a spellbinding magic act on Britain’s Got Talent, Chloe Crawford has missed out on winning a berth in the final.
Chloe, who grew up in North End, made it through to the semi-final of the ITV talent quest.
But after votes poured in from the across the country, it was revealed the 27-year-old magician came eighth out of the nine semi-finalists.
Singer Callum Scott won the public vote and impressionist Danny Posthill won the judges’ vote.
They will compete against Portsmouth 15-year-old Isaac Waddington in the final on Sunday.
Chloe started her performance dancing with a man to the strains of the song ‘I put a spell on you’.
Things got interesting when she seemed to levitate the man off the ground at least seven metres, before she somehow flew up to meet him.
When they were both back on solid ground the judges gave their verdicts but not everyone was impressed.
Judge Alesha Dixon told Chloe: ‘You are sensational.
‘Seeing a woman up there is quite rare so I admire you. But tonight I wasn’t that impressed, to be honest. I was expecting more.’
Fellow judge Amanda Holden also gave Chloe’s show a mixed review.
She said: ‘I couldn’t take my eyes off you because you are so beautiful but I kind of agree with Alesha.
‘I didn’t feel that there was too much mystery.’
But showrunner Simon Cowell disagreed and said he loved Chloe’s act.
Simon said: ‘Well, I’m sorry, she just flew in mid-air!
‘What is there not to love? That was incredible. I don’t know how you did that unless you really can fly.
‘I’m just surprised Squiddly and Diddly didn’t like you.
‘I think they’re just a bit tired tonight. It was a fantastic show.’