An all-girl school choir from Kilkenny wowed audiences and judges alike with their choreographed performance of Adiemus by Karl Jenkins during their audition on Britain’s Got Talent.

Lead by their choral director Veronica McCarron, the 57 girls, aged 14-18, of the Presentation School Choir’s strong vocals and synchronized movements earned them a place in the talent show’s semi final. The choir performed their rendition of Ave Maria last week, but unfortunately did not win enough votes to make it into the final

Fermanagh-born choir mistress McCarron told the Irish Mirror: “As a choral director I’m extremely proud of the girls. The lasting legacy they’ve left is incredible - they’re represented Kilkenny and Ireland around the world in the most incredible way.”

McCarron suggested that a “technical glitch” with the voting system may have cost the choir the competition.

“When the girls came off the stage after the performance they were on a high," she said. “We had huge support - even in the British press. They’re writing about how unfortunate it was about the votes because there seemed to be a problem with Irish voting."

“People couldn’t register their vote and I know that from my own family, so we could’ve lost out on hundreds, maybe thousands of votes.

Simon Cowell praised the girls; "You are honestly special, it was like you came from heaven, dropped down to earth, did this performance. What I love is the subtlety, at the same time you have all these different harmonies."