West Hatch High School students wow the judges on ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent

Two West Hatch High School students have become household names after wowing the judges at their London audition for ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent programme.sports ball 6

Millions of television viewers saw Simon Cowell describe tenor Jonathan Antoine, 17, as “unbelievable” after his performance of The Prayer by Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli, alongside school friend soprano Charlotte Jaconelli, 16.

Jonathan and Charlotte performed at the school’s end-of-year Westival concert and both sang at the school’s Sports Ball in London in January to raise money for new sporting facilities at the High Road school.

On Saturday night the nation got to hear their amazing voices.

At the end of their Britain’s Got Talent audition the entire audience at the Hammersmith Apollo erupted into applause and gave the pair a standing ovation.

Judge Alesha Dixon told them: ‘It’s not very often that that happens, that you can move an audience like that. You sing beautifully together. So well done.”

Judge David Walliams added: ‘A pop voice and an opera voice together. It was incredible.”

Simon Cowell said: “Jonathan – you’re unbelievable. You have an outstandingly good voice. How old are you? That’s unbelievable. Jonathan, you are a huge star.”

sports ball 7Ginette Brown, head of music at West Hatch High School, taught Jonathan and Charlotte for five years.

She said: “Both Jonathan and Charlotte are exceptionally talented performers who have beautiful voices and great careers ahead of them.
“Myself and everyone associated with West Hatch High School is immensely proud of both Jonathan and Charlotte and we wish them all the best in the next stage of the competition.”

Charlotte currently studies at Arts Educational School London while Jonathan studies at the Royal Academy one day a week.

This morning (Monday) they appeared on the ITV Daybreak breakfast programme.

Jonathan and Charlotte are the latest singing talents from West Hatch High School to appear on ITV.

Former student Jon Wilding appeared in the last X-Factor series when he reached the Judges’ House stage for the second successive year.