TONIGHT could see a Southampton dancer crowned champion on one of the biggest shows on TV.
Thomas Page, of theatrical dance troupe The Addict Initiative, is in the finals of Britain’s Got Talent.
They will be competing against nine other acts tonight to win a slot on the Royal Variety Performance next Tuesday and £250,000.
The Addict Initiative is made up of 26 performers from Addict Dance Studios in Leicester, where Thomas has been studying towards a diploma in dance.
The 18-year-old from Woolston hopes that making it into the final will help him forge a career becoming a backing dancer for stars like Beyonce.
He said: “I think we are just happy to be in the final and we’re going to give it the best we can possibly do. The competition has been tough. There are a lot of good acts this year.
“In the future I would love to appear on a music video or go on tour with Beyonce.”
Thomas will be cheered on by family and friends in Southampton, including those at Belinda’s Dance Academy, Freemantle, where he has danced since he was 14 and students and teachers at his former school, Chamberlayne College for the Arts.
Deputy head teacher Andrew Harvey said: “As a school we’re extremely pleased for Tom. When he was a student here he was a larger than life character.
“He participated in many of our school performances, he successfully completed his studies here and we are delighted that he’s in the finals of Britain’s Got Talent. We have posters around the school for people to vote for him.”