VIDEO: Are these Dundee hopefuls the next stars of Britain’s Got Talent?

A cast of hopefuls aiming to be the UK’s next big thing flocked to Dundee city centre for this year’s rounds of the Britain’s Got Talent auditions.

Around 100 performers including singers, dancers and even a fortune teller, showed off their skills in front of the cameras at the city’s Overgate Centre.

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Michael Johnson auditioning for the show.

There were no celebrity judges at yesterday’s preliminary auditions but that didn’t stop applicants giving it their all in the hope of meeting them in 2018.

The popular televsion show’s talent producer Matt Scott said: “We are really excited to be in Dundee.

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Singer Demi McMahon.

“We’ve had a good turnout and we always find good people in the city.

“Next we’ll be heading north to Inverness, stopping at various cities and towns on the way.”

Vicky Serafino, a biochemistry student at Dundee University,  performed Georgia by Vance Joy.

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Vicky Serafino.

The 19-year-old said: “The song reminds me of someone I really like, so it’s a good memory.

“I normally just sing in my bedroom –  I’ve been doing it since I was a kid.

“Around two years ago I started playing the guitar.

“It would be amazing if I get through to the next stage.”

Taylor McCarthy, also 19 and a student, sang Rolling in the Deep by Adele.

Despite her nerves, she said she thought her audition went well.

Meanwhile eight-year-old Michael Johnson, a pupil at Mill O’Mains Primary School, showed off his street dance skills.

His mum, Angela Brown, said: “I wasn’t going to put him forward for this, but he kept nipping my head.

“Every time he watches Britain’s Got Talent he keeps saying he wants to be on it.

“He’s been dancing for two years with various clubs around the city and he loves it.”

Healthcare assistant Demi McMahon, 24, hopes to make singing her full time job one day.

She said: “The audition was nerve-wracking but I want to do this as a career so I have to put myself forward.

“It’s so hard to just get a break. I would be so happy if I got through to the next stage.”

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