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Praise for Drumgreenagh's young stars

The gifted young singers from St Patrick's primary school at Drumgreenagh, outside Rathfriland, in Co Down, may have narrowly failed to make the final of the Britain's Got Talent competition but they still made an enormous impact on the live television show.

They were even able to cope with a nerve-wracking delay caused by a technical fault in the ITV studio near London on Monday night before drawing strong praise from all the judges, including the notoriously hard to please Simon Cowell.

It was an outstanding performance from a choir which Mr Cowell said was packed with personalities although it is from a very small school in a rural district.

The talented pupils have succeeded in putting their area firmly on the map, and we will hopefully be hearing more from them in the near future.

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