Susan Boyle makes a triumphant return to Glamis Prom

July 17 2017, 8.38amUpdated: July 16 2017, 4.00pm
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Susan Boyle performing at Glamis Prom

Thousands of music lovers were delighted by a performance by superstar singer Susan Boyle against the stunning backdrop of Glamis Castle on Saturday night.

The Britain’s Got Talent entertainer topped a bill of performers at this year’s Glamis Prom which had the theme of music from the musicals.

Around 3,000 people attended the open air event which also featured Lee Mead, Christina Bianco and another ex-BGT talent, Jai McDowall.

Umbrellas only had to be raised a couple of times during light showers at the outdoor concert.

Producer Peter Ferguson said: “It was a fabulous night. Susan went down an absolute storm. She was back by popular demand after her 2015 performance.

“She appeared at the end of act one and the crowd just went mad for her.

“She did five songs in total including I Dreamed A Dream. She was just fantastic.”

Also appearing on stage was Inchture Primary School pupil Erin Paterson who fought off competition from all over the country to be selected to perform Tomorrow from the hit show Annie.

“Erin received a standing ovation for her rendition of Annie. The audience loved her, there was huge support for her,” Peter added.

Erin Paterson at Glamis Prom

“Another local guy we had was Matthew Tomlinson from Montrose. He opened up the whole evening and he’s got a beautiful voice.”

Other performers included Soul Nation and the Ayoub Sisters.

Early bird tickets are already on sale for next year’s Prom, which will be held on August 25 in the hope of there being better weather.

Peter added: “People are clamouring to get back which is great. We don’t have a theme or performers booked for next year yet but we’re delighted to see the enthusiasm for people to come back next year.”

Missing from this year’s event was a fireworks finale.

The organisers said they made a “difficult call” as they didn’t think they were appropriate in light of the terrorism incidents in Manchester and London.

A statement said: “We know a firework finale was missed. Sorry – they’ll be back in 2018.

“To have fireworks, permissions are required. The information must be in our event safety plan.

“Concluding this coincided with the terrible events in Manchester and London.

“At that time we didn’t feel fireworks would be appropriate and made the decision to cancel them this year.

“Apologies for any disappointment. It was a difficult call but next year we intend for them to return with a bang.”

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