Portsmouth’s Isaac Waddington prepares for Britain’s Got Talent final

Isaac Waddington on the Britain's Got Talent semi-final last night
Isaac Waddington on the Britain's Got Talent semi-final last night
  • Portsmouth schoolboy won public vote
  • The 15-year-old performs George Michael’s I Can’t Make You Love Me
  • Now he faces tough final challenge on Sunday
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STAR Isaac Waddington won a public vote to get through to the Britain’s Got Talent final.

Talented Isaac, 15, sang George Michael’s I Can’t Make You Love Me on stage on the ITV show.

The Portsmouth Grammar School pupil was stunned when presenters Ant and Dec announced he was through.

Asked how he felt he said: ‘Buzzing, yeah, it’s hard to put into words.’

Twitter and Facebook users voiced their support for the youngster along with thousands who voted for him.

In total 2m votes were cast by viewers of the talent show.

Isaac now faces a tough challenge in the final on Sunday with The Neales, a father and son singing group and fellow winner from last night.

Speaking on the show before he performed Isaac said: ‘I really want to make my family proud.

‘Getting to the final for me is really important because it gets me one step closer to what I want to do.’

His younger brother Jack appeared on the show in a recorded piece, saying he watched his older brother play piano.

Jack added he was ‘proud’ of Isaac going on to the stage.

His performance won huge backing from all four star judges – who got to their feet.

Even Simon Cowell praised him – despite mistakenly calling him Jack.

He said: ‘That was just cool, great, real.

‘You’ve got a great voice, a great taste in music.

‘I love you behind the piano, you were really relaxed.

‘I wasn’t raving about your performance audition.

‘For me it was a big step up. When a room is totally silent it means you’ve got everyone’s attention.’

David Walliams, also on the panel, made light of Simon Cowell’s name slip up but praised Isaac.

He said: ‘It was incredible because you drew everyone in – that’s something great singers can do.’

He added: ‘That was a perfect version of it.’

Fellow judge Alesha Dixon added: ‘You are one of my favourites.’

The singer added: ‘It’s like you put me into a trance.

‘You have a beautiful voice, that was a perfect vocal.’

Amanda Holden added: ‘It’s mind blowing how you sing with such maturity.’

Popstar Olly Murrs, who performed on the results show, posted on Twitter supporting Isaac.

He said: ‘ISAAC WADDINGTON wow sir!! What a voice... Cool as.’

Portsmouth magician Chloe Crawford, 27, is set to perform in tonight’s semi-final.

Public support

STAR endorsement may have helped talented Isaac Waddington into the final but it was the people’s vote he won.

The 15-year-old won the lion’s share of 2m votes cast over the ITV hit show Britain’s Got Talent last night.

Singer Olly Murs backed him on Twitter but social media was ablaze with support for the youngster.

On The News Facebook page Kathryn Watson posted: ‘Woo hoo through to the final well done Isaac.’

Laura Lala Dora added: ‘Voted twice for him so fingers crossed!!’

Susie Bell said: ‘Voted for him he’s great.’

Nicky White said: ‘Very good congrats on getting to the final x.’

Rachael Curphey posted on the page saying she hopes Isaac will win the whole competition.

She said: ‘He was fantastic! I voted tonight and I will on the final too x hope he wins! Best one there I reckon.’

David Clements added: ‘He had my 5 votes on the app, a star is born.’

On Twitter Dan Clifford posted: ‘Isaac Waddington was easily the best act of the night so far that’s what you call talent.’

The final will be broadcast on ITV1 from 7.30pm to 10pm on Sunday.