A viola player is facing an agonizing wait to see if she has made it into the Britain’s Got Talent finals.

Danya Rushton, 14, from Barnet and a pupil in Bushey, is part of the Chineke! Junior orchestra who appeared in the semi-finals of Britain’s Got Talent this Saturday (September 26).

The group failed to make it into the judges top three, but can still reach the series final if they win the public vote which closes on Monday.

The orchestra group made up of 68 people is a youth orchestra for black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) children aged 11 to 12.

The group assembled in 2015 with the aim to create career opportunities for such groups wanting to venture into the world of classical music.

The judges sent singer and pianist Jon Courtenay straight through to the show’s final.

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Chineke! are reliant on the public vote to make the finals

They sent Courtenay, 46, from Manchester, to the final after he performed his own song about his childhood.

Walliams said it was “so personal” and “brilliant” while Dixon said the “magical” performance made her tearful and “ticks every single box”.

Holden told him he would be worthy of the top prize, adding: “After the year we’ve had, you will be an amazing, brilliant winner.”

After learning of his success, the singer, pianist and comedian quipped that “it wasn’t meant to get this far!”

And he added: “Now I’ve got to write something else, a love song to my favourite television duo, Phil and Holly,” he joked to Ant and Dec.

“It sounds so flippant to say I wasn’t expecting it but for so many reasons I wasn’t expecting it,” he added.