Nottingham family group, The Kanneh-Masons were eliminated from Britain’s Got Talent last night despite huge praise from Simon Cowell.
The six siblings from Mapperley wowed the judges with their performance of an array of songs including Prokofiev’s Dance of the Knights and Clean Bandit’s Rather Be, on their classical instruments.
The performance impressed Simon Cowell as he said: “I think you could be the most talented family in the world. I can see this act going all over the world.”
This isn’t the first time that the family have had high praise from famous faces. Elton John was so impressed with 18 year old, Isata, that he is currently paying for her music tuition fees.
However, the acclaim has not been enough to allow the family a passage through to the Britain’s Got Talent Final, coming fifth from nine acts in Thursday’s semi-final.
Video: Clip of The Kanneh-Masons performing on ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent.
Mother of the six children, Kadie Kanneh, insists that the children remain upbeat despite last night’s exit.
The children are disappointed but feeling very positive about it, it was such an exciting experience.
Kadie Kanneh, mother of the group.
The Kanneh-Masons can still be proud of their achievements on the show, after receiving a standing ovation for their original audition and winning many plaudits in the process.
Judge, Amanda Holden, described the family as ‘extraordinary’ after their performance in the live semi-final.
So after an amazing experience on the ITV show, it seems we haven’t seen the end of The Kanneh-masons as mother Kadie Kanneh said: “Next for the children will be lots of classical music concerts and competitions.”