Lucky winner Katie Bush travelled 400 miles from Devon to Newcastle this week to meet her heroes, Britain’s Got Talent finalists, the Loveable Rogues.
And whilst this Katie wasn’t singing ‘Wuthering Heights’, she was singing the praises of the band, who she has followed since their appearance on the Britain’s Got Talent show earlier this year.
Katie, 14, said, ‘As soon as I heard them on the TV I thought they were absolutely amazing. They are so down to earth and their music is great, it was well worth travelling all that way to see them at this gig’’.
The Loveable Rogues were playing at Newcastle College’s Performance Academy last night, for a special four song gig. The college ran a competition in conjunction with Capital FM earlier this week to win tickets to the gig, and with more than 400 entries, Katie was one of the lucky 100 winners who enjoyed their set, which included the band’s witty, self-penned 'Lovesick' song.
Given the distance that Katie had travelled to see her idols, she was also given a special opportunity to meet and greet the boys in person. The band members have even promised to follow Katie on Twitter because she made so much effort to come and see them.
The Essex lads Eddie Brett, Sonny Jay and Te Eugene have recently been signed to Britain’s Got Talent boss Simon Cowell’s Syco record label and are expected to release their debut single later this year. Their performances on Cowell’s hugely popular talent show have to date attracted more than six million YouTube hits.
Newcastle College's £21m Performance Academy has established itself as the UK's leading training centre for music, performing arts and media and has spawned two former X Factor winners Joe McElderry and Little Mix’s Perrie Edwards.
Last year the Performance Academy also hosted a special event for X Factor favourites JLS when the group visited the college to meet fans.