Chiswick and Burnley Unite in Support of Andrew Derbyshire

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Andrew Derbyshire will need to give the performance of his life this Saturday when he bids for a place in the final of Britain's Got Talent.

Andrew who lives on Chiswick High Road has been in the area for over 10 years and is counting on local support in the public vote both from his adopted home town and his native Burnley.

He is up against eight other acts in the live show on Saturday with the Britain’s Got Talent crown, the chance to appear at the Royal Variety Performance and £250,000 at stake.

It will be the second time that Andrew has faced Simon Cowell on a judging panel. He was previously a contestant on Pop Idol in 2001. Andrew bowed out in the heats with the contest that year being won by ArtsEd graduate Will Young.

He feels that his choice of song didn't help him last time out and said, ""It was the first ever reality show, so it didn't get the hype of what these shows now get. It was still a massive deal for me, but it came and it went. I've worked hard to try and stay in the entertainment industry since It's been a really, really long journey, but I'm proud of myself."

The 31-year-old had no trouble getting through this time on BGT with a powerful rendition of the Jocelyn Brown hit Somebody Else’s Guy.

Since his first adventure on TV Andrew has been appearing regularly in the West End include playing the role of Galileo in We Will Rock you for which he was hand-picked by Queen guitarist Brian May.

The live show takes place on Saturday 31st January at 7pm. It will be the fifth semi-final and Andrew hoping to be one of the two contestants picked either by public vote or the judges to go through to the final.

May 29, 2014