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Singing Holywell brothers get ready for first tour

Published date: 13 February 2014 |
Published by: Jamie Nield-Siddall 
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JUST over a year ago Richard and Adam Johnson made a “last minute decision” to try out for Britain’s Got Talent (BGT).

It is a decision the brothers say they will be thankful for the rest of their lives.

Just hours before the final auditions for last year’s ITV talent show were set to close, they decided to try their luck and do something they have “always dreamed of doing”.

That decision has seen their lives be transformed.

On Saturday, the Holywell duo, who finished third on last year’s BGT, will kick off their first ever tour.

Speaking to the Leader yesterday, Richard, said they were experiencing a mixture of excitement and nerves.

He described the build up as being “absolutely amazing” and “really nerve-wracking”.

He said: “This will be the first time people have paid to come and watch us which is added pressure.

“We did a gig in Blackpool last week and we got a standing ovation after every song.

“It made us think we can do this. It has been a great confidence boost ahead of
the tour.”

The 18-date UK tour will begin in Basingstoke at the weekend and apart from an occasional break between performing, the brothers are anticipating being “flat-out” until March 12.

Richard said the pair have been reflecting on their last minute decision to audition for the show 12 months ago.

“We were talking about it the other day,” he said. “We noticed on Facebook that it was time for the BGT auditions again.

“We were talking about what our lives would have been like if we didn’t make the decision to audition. Our lives are completely different now.

“It has 100 per cent transformed our lives to do something we have always wanted to do.”

He added: “It is a decision that we will be thankful for the rest of our lives.”

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