VIDEO: Britain's Got Talent finalist Ronan Parke sings for the Norwich Evening News
PUBLISHED: 06:30 03 June 2011 | UPDATED: 17:01 04 June 2011
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Poringland singing sensation Ronan Parke has spoken of his excitement ahead of tomorrow night's final of Britain's Got Talent - and took time out to perform a song exclusively for the Evening News.
Twelve-year-old Ronan, who was back in Norfolk yesterday, also revealed his delight at being invited to perform in the upcoming Britain’s Got Talent tour.
The Framingham Earl High School pupil said: “I really want to go on tour.
“It has always been my dream to perform at the O2 arena. It is an amazing feeling; I am really excited.”
All the acts which make it through the final will tour the country together on the BGT Live Tour.
Ronan spent the day in Norfolk yesterday and found time in his busy schedule to perform Adele’s Someone Like You exclusively for the Evening News.
He also saw friends and went shopping in Norwich with his brother.
His mum Maggie, said: “He is getting back to normality because what he has been doing has not been a normal life.”
Ronan arrived home to a pile of fan mail.
On one envelope, a fan from Shropshire had not written his address but just “Dear Mr Postman, please try to deliver this letter for me to a lovely boy with a superb voice who’s appeared on Britain’s Got Talent. Dear Ronan Parke, somewhere in Norfolk”.
Ronan said: “Inside was a letter telling me how amazing I was. I have also received cards from friends saying well done. The fan mail is really weird. I didn’t think that would happen.”
And while Ronan is still the bookies’ favourite to win, he is not so certain. “It’s my dream to be a singer and winning the competition would make my dream come true – it would mean everything to me to win.
“But I didn’t enter the competition to win; I entered it to get recognised and for the experience, which has been amazing. I don’t think I will win.”
Ronan has received support from local businesses in his community.
A banner, sponsored by Budgens, the Body Centre, Zaks and Norfolk Homes will be touring the village reminding everyone to vote for him.
The mobile poster will be launched on Saturday by Ronan’s dad, Trevor, and South Norfolk Councillor John Overton.
To see Ronan sing exclusively for the Evening News, log on to www.eveningnews24.co.uk
Ronan will perfom in the live final of Britain’s Got Talent tomorrow on ITV1 at 7pm.