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Guildford's Reuben Gray to perform on BGT semi-final

Reuben Gray

Published at 8:17am 1st June 2017.

Guildford singer-songwriter Reuben Gray will perform in the Britain's Got Talent semi-final this evening.

The 16-year-old moved the judges and earned a standing ovation from the crowd during his first audition.

And after sailing through to the semi-finals, he’s now performing tonight on ITV at 7pm.

Having performed his own song at the audition, Reuben says he’s going to perform another original song tonight.

“I’m going to be approaching it tonight with another one of my own songs, and nd I’m taking a very big risk with that, because I don’t think very many people have done that before”.

“It’s very difficult to get the public to take in your new song very quickly, especially when you’ve only got around two minutes to show them”.

Reuben said his audition song, Lifeline, was written for an ex-girlfriend after their relationship broke down.

'I feel proud and lucky'

At the start of his audition, Reuben described his Father as his ‘Number 1 Fan' and said that he couldn't make the performance due to him working abroad.

Little did he know, his father was actually in the crowd to surprise him, later joining him on stage exclaiming, 'You nailed it!'

Let’s hope his dad is cheering him on again tonight.

A nervous Reuben said he just feels “proud and lucky” to be on the stage tonight with the other semi-finalists.

“Just to be able to be part of this platform, I’m just incredibly grateful. It’s the biggest talent show in the world, you’ve just got to give everything you’ve got and show everyone all you can do”.

He also tweeted that he couldn't wait to get on the Britain's Got Talent stage.

Reuben said that regardless of what happens tonight, he is looking at his experience as a long term project.

“I’ve been gigging for a very long time. And I’m not going to stop, and I’m always writing. And I want to go out and perform all the time and carry on”.  

If Reuben does get through to Sunday night’s final, he will be faced with a double challenge as his History GCSE would be the very next day. 

“If I’m not rehearsing, I’ll be revising. It’s all about balance, and I find it quite difficult to get that balance”.

Hopefully Reuben can make as big a splash as he did at his first audition, and he gave a special thank you to “everyone in Guildford for supporting me”. 

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