Wirral Comic Seeks Britain's Got Talent Votes
|Published: 9th May 2012 09:08|
Sadly Callum did not make it through to the final, but he got some great comments from the judges and surely has a great career ahead of him.
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16 year old comedian Callum Oakley, from Moreton, Wirral, has made it to the semi-finals of this year's Britain's Got Talent.
Callum, who has been writing his own comic routines since the age of 13, will appear next in the programme showing on Thursday 10th May from 7.30pm on ITV1, where he will be giving the performance of his life in an effort to make it through to the Final on Saturday.
Speaking during the run up to the show, Callum said: "Because I am doing stand-up comedy, I don't want to rehearse it too much because by the time I come to perform for real, it will seem boring and old to me. So it is more a case of controlling my nerves and preparing to get on the stage.
"I'm going to treat the semi-final as though it is the final because it such an achievement to get this far. I just want to get out there now and do my thing - I can't wait!"
During his televised audition, Callum had the audience and judges in stitches, prompting David Walliams to comment: "I've never seen a stand-up comic so young and so brilliant."
Callum's proud Dad, Mark, said: "It's absolutely fantastic for Callum to get this far. He's going to be in front of millions of viewers representing Merseyside.
"From 90,000 acts it's now down to the last 45. To get the opportunity to perform live and show what he can do in front of an audience of 12 million viewers is something that comes along once in a lifetime.
"The amount of people who are showing support is tremendous."
The winner of this year's Britain's Got Talent will win the opportunity to perform for the Queen at the Royal Variety Show, along with a £500,000 prize, half of which has been pledged by head judge Simon Cowell himself.