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Kate McCann's Missing People Choir reduce the judges to tears at Britain's Got Talent audition

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A choir supported by Kate McCann, the mother of missing girl Madeleine, has auditioned for Britain's Got Talent. The Missing People Choir stunned celebrity judges Simon Cowell, David Walliams, Alesha Dixon and Amanda Holden, and according to reports, the group gave such a heartbreaking performance that it moved the audience to tears.

The Sun reports that Kate, who is an ambassador for the choir, did not take part in the auditions. She could become more involved if the group progresses to the live shows.

A Britain's Got Talent source said: "Their story is unbelievably moving so it's certain to capture the hearts of the nation. It's ten years since Maddie went missing so if they got through to the live shows it's possible Kate will want to be involved."

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An audience member who watched the London audition also revealed details of the performance, saying: "Images of some of the missing people they were linked to flashed up on the screen which had everyone in tears. Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon were particularly moved. Amanda said they were an inspiration." The choir had only performed together around seven times, the source added.

The choir performed I Miss You at last weekend's auditions. The poignant song includes the lyrics: "I never thought I'd be without you. I always thought you'd be here safe with me. Maybe tomorrow I'll wake up to find you."

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Madeleine McCann went missing in May 2007

Choir member Peter Boxell wrote the song for his son Lee, who has been missing since 1988. Claudia Lawrence's father Peter is another member of the choir. The retired solicitor has vowed never to give up looking for his daughter, a chef who vanished on her way to work at the University of York in 2009.

The performance is due to be aired in May, ten years since Madeleine went missing in Portugal while on a family holiday. The little girl was three.