A BUCKS singer who was recently hailed ‘exceptional’ by TV judge Simon Cowell is now one of the favourites to win this year’s Britain’s Got Talent.
Dad-of-two Andrew Bourn, who lives in Wooburn Green, recently quit his job to pursue his music dream and his group are now just one step away from being crowned this year’s newest stars.
Jack Pack wowed the judges in last Saturday’s semi-final with their version of Frank Sinatra’s hit My Way, and they now hope to go all the way with another big performance in tomorrow’s live final.
Andrew, who has lived in Boundary Road, Wooburn Green, for two years says he and his three friends who make up Jack Pack are ‘pumped’ for the final.
He said: “We are all pumped feeling ready, I think. We are still nervous and excited ahead of the final, but we are a little bit daunted ahead of the day again, this experience has been quite scary and a bit of a roller-coaster.
“The semi-final went really well, my voice quivered a bit at the start but I think that was just nerves. It was unbelievable we did feel quite nervous about the performance and what the judges might says, but all the comments were unbelievable.
“We were all quite emotional after that performance and relieved because we had delivered everything we had waited for.”
After their semi-final performance, Simon Cowell said: “I love this era of music. This only works, A if you have got good voices and B if you respect the era, and you win on both counts.”
“I thought it was a perfect song choice, the harmonies were great, your lead vocal (pointing to Andrew) was exceptional. I’m very, very, impressed that was a great end to the show.”
David Walliams added: “If I was Simon Cowell I would be making you sign a contract tonight in blood.”
Although Andrew, doesn’t think the group will win the competition, suggesting teenage favourites Bars and Melody are the ones to beat, he hopes they can give the perfect performance.
Jack Pack, made up of Andrew, Adam Chandler, Alfie Palmer and Sean Ryder Wolf, only started nine months ago and originally didn’t plan to go on Britain’s Got Talent.
Andrew said we just wanted to see where things went and it just seemed to work.
The group have now got a growing support with thousands of ‘Jack Packers’ following them on social media and vowing to vote on Saturday night.
Andrew said: “The fact people have picked up the phone and voted for us it just unbelievable, it is incredible, we are so, so, grateful.”
“We are just following our dream and doing what we love. It is something we are really enjoying and if we can get this music put back on the map we have done a good job.”
Jack Pack first grabbed the attention of the audience with their version of That's Life at the audition stage.
Watch Jack Pack’s final performance tomorrow from 7pm on ITV1.
One member of the band, Adam Chandler, of Maidstone in Kent, is understood to have been questioned in connection with an alleged assault.
No arrests or charges have been made at this time but it is unclear if future developments in the investigation may come to have an impact on the band’s standing in this competition.
A statement from Kent Police said: “A 29-year-old man has been interviewed in connection with a report of assault.
“The case is ongoing.”