Sam Wilkinson through to live semi-final of The Voice Kids – and to star in his Forest Hill school’s talent show

By Bethany Deer and Toby Porter

Teenage singer Sam Wilkinson was being watched by millions on TV on Saturday reaching the semi-final of The Voice Kids.

But pupils and parents at Forest Hill School will be able to see him at its talent show on Thursday.

Sam has been wowing judges with his acoustic singing and guitar skills.

The Lewisham boy impressed the judges so much in his audition that they asked him for an encore.

One of the judges, Danny Jones, lead guitarist in McFly, even played the harmonica alongside him – and that helped sway Sam to pick Danny to be his mentor. And this weekend Danny picked him to go through to the live semi-final.

The talent night at his school on Thursday will have comedy, dance, live bands and some brave solo acts. The acts also include performances from The Unknowns – a dance troupe inspired by renowned performers like Diversity – as well as indie rock band 4:One, The Jazz Collective and many more.

The open-air festival-style event is taking place at Forest Hill School on July 18 at 5:30pm. And the school has stressed it’s not just for pupils at the school, everyone is invited to come and enjoy the live acts.

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