Kettering dancer Stacey Wilson missed out in tonight’s Britain’s Got Talent final as her dancing troupe finished tenth out of the 11 acts.
Stacey, 21, a member of the 26-strong dance troupe The Addict initiative, performed a dance version of Hansel and Gretel.
However, it was not to be for Addict Initiative, as musical theatre boy band Collabro took the top prize.
The Addic Initiative had breezed through their auditions in February and won through to the final after facing a semi-final vote last week.
Speaking to the Telegraph before tonight’s performance, Stacey said: “It’s very exciting.
“The whole experience has been really overwhelming - thinking about being on stage in front of the judges and the audience feels almost like a dream.”
Stacey said the Addict Initiative troupe had made a late decision to audition for Britain’s Got Talent.
She added: “We said we would go for it, but we weren’t expecting to do as well as we have done.”
Stacey said the support from friends and family has been amazing.
She added: “There have been so many messages. It’s been nice to get messages from people I haven’t heard from in a few years wishing me well.”
Stacey, a former Montagu School pupil, came to dancing relatively late. She started street dance classes at the William Knibb Centre in Kettering when she was already a teenager.