Faryl chosen for Britain's Got Talent semi-finals

Singing sensation Faryl Smith has made it through to the live semi-finals of Britain's Got Talent.

Kettering youngster Faryl will perform live on Thursday night in the fourth of five semi-finals to pick the 10 acts who will take part in the final next Saturday.

She said: "If I got through to the final it would be amazing because the atmosphere must be incredible."

The 12-year-old Southfield School pupil became an overnight star after appearing on the talent show just two weeks ago.

Celebrity judge Simon Cowell who described the 12-year-old's talent as "extraordinary".

Her father Tony Smith said: "We've all really excited that Faryl has been chosen to go through to the next round.

"We're really happy at how well she's done. We're absolutely thrilled for her.

"She's still got her feet firmly on the ground however. She's just a normal girl with a fantastic voice and we hope she continues do sing and do well in the competition."

Faryl received a standing ovation after performing Ave Maria at her audition in Birmingham, which was aired on television earlier this month.

Judge Piers Morgan said: "For a 12-year-old girl to sing in that way is one of the most extraordinary things I have ever seen."

And the usually scathing Simon Cowell told Faryl: "Forget the fact that you're 12 – it was extraordinary.

"It's certainly the best audition I have heard this year. I think you may be special."

The Britain's Got Talent semi-finals will be shown on ITV from Monday. Faryl will appear on Thursday.