~~May 19, 2014~~
Britain’s Got Talent: Teenage rapping sensation Bars and Melody say they’re inspired by Alesha Dixon
In a recent audition for “Britain’s Got Talent,” the musical duo Charlie Lenehan, 15, and Leondre Devries, 13, who call themselves Bars & Melody, delivered a performance so moving it forced the notoriously tough show judge Simon Cowell to give them his Golden Buzzer – a decision that sent them straight to the semi-finals regardless of what the other judges think.
The teens combined their rap and singing talent to deliver a powerful anti-bullying message that was inspired in part by personal experience.
“I started rapping because I was having a hard time in primary school. I was getting bullied,” Leondre said in a clip of the performance on YouTube that had been viewed more than seven million times as of Wednesday morning, May 2014. “When I used to be down in the dumps, I used to write my raps. I could express myself through what I was writing down.”
“If it wasn’t for his music he wouldn’t be as confident,” added Charlie.
~Bars and Melody get down to business~
As well as a double dose of Simon Cowell on tonight’s Britain’s Got Talent, there is also double trouble in the form of rapping teens Bars and Melody.
Consisting of 15-year-old Charlie and 13-year-old Leondre, both from Wales, the school boys perform their own version of Hopeful.
Instead of doing a regular rendition of the rap song – originally made famous by Twista and Faith Evans – they do a version with original lyrics about their past experiences of bullying.
One of the boys tells the judging panel who his inspiration was to get started.
Leondre says: “Alesha, if it wasn’t for you I wouldn’t be rapping…”
~~Bars & Melody – Simon Cowell’s Golden Buzzer act~~
~Britain’s Got Talent 2014~
~Published on May 10, 2014~
Simon finally gets around to pushing his Golden Buzzer for a youthful musical duo. Bars & Melody combine cuteness and originality, charming our audience with their skills.
We ALL are ONE!!