Excitement as Britain’s Got Talent visits Buncrana

Patrick pictured with his proud dance teacher Clare McCarron.
Patrick pictured with his proud dance teacher Clare McCarron.
  • BGT travelled to Buncrana to audition the dancers
  • Elite Dance Crew is based in the Inishowen Town
  • Clare McCarron is the owner of the dance school

There was great excitement in Buncrana on Wednesday when possibly for the first time ever in the Republic of Ireland, representatives from the hugely popular TV show Britain’s Got Talent (BGT) made a special trip to audition children from a dance academy based in the town.

Members of Elite Dance Crew, run by dance teacher Clare McCarron, had planned to travel into Derry recently to take part in the BGT auditions in the city but unfortunately couldn’t make it. However, much to Clare’s surprise she received a message from one of the show’s producers, Jack Sloan, who said he’d be more than happy to visit them in Buncrana and take a look at her pupils perform.

The BGT producer had seen a clip of one of Elite’s hip-hop dance troupes on YouTube and was sufficiently impressed to make the journey to County Donegal. Amongst those who auditioned were the twelve girls in ‘2Krew4U’. They had already score great success at this year’s world championships in Glasgow in August. The BGT producer also viewed four girls called ‘Bratt Pack’ who are aged between four and five years old.

Also seen by the BGT representative was young Patrick Gill aka Paddy Popper who is fresh from having been chosen to perform on this year’s Late Late Toy Show which is annually the most watched single tv programme in Ireland.

Clare McCarron told the ‘Journal’: “The children loved it and it was a great experience for them. I am absolutely delighted by it, it was a great opporunity for them no matter whether they are chosen for the show or not. We had great fun and even had a party to celebrate,” she said.

Patrick Gill, aka Paddy Popper, pictured at the BGT audition in Buncrana.

Patrick Gill, aka Paddy Popper, pictured at the BGT audition in Buncrana.