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Tuesday, 30 September 2014

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Talent spotter confident Collabro singer will shine on Britain's Got Talent

Friends of singing star Matthew Pagan say they’re sure he’s destined for the big time as they wait to learn his Britain’s Got Talent fate.

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Matthew Pagan

Related: Carlisle's Collabro star stunned by Britain's Got Talent show fame

Fans will find out tomorrow whether the 20-year-old has made it through to the live semi-finals of the television talent contest.

The Carlisle singer is one fifth of boyband Collabro, who stunned the show’s judges, including Simon Cowell, at their audition, aired last month.

Tension is building in his home city as supporters wish him well on the path to stardom. City talent spotter Phil McKay, who gave Matthew his first break as a singer, is sure he’s on his way to the top.

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Phil, who had a text message from Matthew wishing him a happy birthday earlier this week, is joining others across the city in hoping that the judges will spot that star potential that Collabro has. Their audition performance has clocked up nearly five million views on YouTube and earned them a legion of fans – already dubbed the Collaborators.

“Matthew’s a local lad and I’m quite sure everyone in Carlisle will be rooting for him. I’m sure he’ll do well,” added Phil, boss of Stanwix-based Lakeside Castings.

Followers of the group on Twitter have also been wishing Matthew and the rest of the boys well.

Britain’s Got Talent viewers will see the judges decide which acts make it through to the live semi-finals, which start on Monday and run throughout next week.

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