Fr. Ray Kelly will perform tonight in the semi-finals of Britain’s Got Talent, hoping to book his place in Sunday’s final.
Fr. Ray Kelly is singing for the Irish tonight in Friday’s semi-final round of Britain’s Got Talent. The famous singing priest, who became a viral sensation in 2014 when a recording of him singing Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah at a wedding received over 60 million views on Youtube, is hoping to be the act with the most votes tonight in order to make his way to the BGT Sunday-night final.
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The 64-year-old parish priest in Oldcastle, Co Meath, has been described by the show’s boss and famous tough guy Simon Cowell as one of his “favorite ever auditions” after Fr Kelly floored the judges with his rendition of REM’s “Everybody Hurts.”
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"It blew me away," he told RTÉ of the response to his performance.
"I was actually more nervous watching it on Saturday night on the TV than I actually was singing the song!"
Friday night's semi-final begins on TV3 and ITV at 7:30pm (GMT), with the final taking place on Sunday, June 3, also at 7:30pm (GMT).
Ladies and gentlemen... YOUR #BGT SEMI-FINALISTS! ✨✨✨✨✨✨ pic.twitter.com/74T441lhS2— Britain's Got Talent (@BGT) May 26, 2018
If you live in the UK and can vote, be sure to get behind Fr Kelly. We’ll be closely watching the semi-final tonight to see if the man upstairs can do another good one for the Co. Meath priest.
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