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Pint-sized singers do battle for 'Britain's Got Talent' crown

April 20, 2008
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While they may be small, what they lack in size they make up for in star quality. The race for the Britain's Got Talent prize has become a battle between two pint-sized frontrunners - a 13-year-old choirboy named Andrew Johnston and ten-year-old crooner Charlie Green.

Spiky-haired youngster Charlie was tipped to win the competition by judge Amanda Holden after he had the audience on their feet with a seamless rendition of Frank Sinatra classic Summer Wind.

Almost 11 million people tuned in to see the Worchester lad voted through to the next round. Charlie's no stranger to performing - he's sung for Princess Anne at the Royal Opera House. He also has the advantage of help and guidance from his father, a professional singer who made his name on The Black And White Minstrel Show in the Sixties.

Charlie is now in direct competition with Andrew, who went through to the next round on April 16 after receiving a standing ovation for his angelic performance of Pie Jesu. The youngster, who lives with his mum in Carlisle, has been singing since the age of six. He's now head chorister at Carlisle Cathedral and has performed in Hungary, Poland and Ireland.

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Charlie Green, ten, entered the fray on Saturday when 11 million watched him get through to the next show with a seamless rendition of Sinatra classic Summer WindPhoto: © ITV
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He is now in direct competition with 13-year-old choirboy Andrew Johnston, who received a standing ovation on April 12 for his Pie Jesu, and has since become a global star with his audition tape clocking up over two million hits on You TubePhoto: © ITV

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