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Talented Charlie's got the world at his feet!
THE screaming girls and autograph hunters, the photo shoots and the foreign TV interviews... it's all part of daily life for 10-year-old Charlie Green.
Droitwich's youngest singing sensation has seen his world change dramatically since his stunning performance on ITV's Britain's Got Talent last month, when his rendition of Frank Sinatra's Summer Wind left the celebrity judges gobsmacked and brought the studio audience to their feet in acclaim.
As Charlie prepares for his return to our screens this coming Saturday night, when judges Simon Cowell, Piers Morgan and Amanda Holden will decide which of their favourite acts from the series will go through to the live semi-finals next week, the youngster from Westacre Middle School is doing his best to keep his feet on the ground.
"Lots of people have started recognising me when I go out," he told your Worcester News yesterday. It's different - but it's really exciting. I was expecting it to happen a bit, but not really this much."
Considering the YouTube clip of Charlie's TV performance has now received more than a quarter of a million hits, perhaps it's not surprising he is quickly having to learn how to deal with all the trappings of fame.
"The Daily Mail came up to do a photo shoot of Charlie for their supplement, and took him to the park in Droitwich," Charlie's dad Roger Green said.
"A girl recognised him, got on her mobile phone and suddenly there were 30 or 40 little girls screaming all around him.
"It was like the Osmonds or something."
But Charlie's fame has now spread well beyond Droitwich - his mum Cecille is from the Philippines, and earlier this month a Filipino news team flew over to record an item about the youngster for the national news.
This in turn led to a trip down to London to meet the country's ambassador at the Filipino embassy earlier this week.
"We were on the tube and a girl was staring at Charlie," said Mr Green. Then she came out with it - you're Charlie Green!' "Then we went to a shoe shop on Oxford Street to buy him some shoes and he ended up signing autographs in there. It's unbelievable really.
"It's actually a bit frightening in a way - goodness knows what it'll be like if he actually wins it."
Charlie Green will appear on ITV1's Britain's Got Talent on Saturday at 8pm.
Dancers prepare to shine in talent show semi-finals
DANCERS from a Worcester stage school will also be facing a nail-biting day on Saturday to see if they've made the semi-finals of Britain's Got Talent.
Youngsters aged between nine and 16 from the Harlequin Stage School, based at Perdiswell Leisure Club, Droitwich Road, will definitely feature on Saturday night's ITV show - and all of Worcester will have their fingers crossed that the girls get through.
TV judges Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden and Piers Morgan will decide on Saturday's deliberation day' show which of their favourite acts will make the semi-finals, which are to be broadcast live throughout next week.
The eventual winners of the ITV contest will perform at the Royal Variety Show.
In advance of their forthcoming TV appearance, the Harlequin girls will be undertaking a whirlwind Britain's Got Talent school tour tomorrow around Worcester to showcase their talents.
They will be performing at Perdiswell School at 9.15am, Claines School at 10am, RGS/Alice Otley at 10.55am, Northwick Manor at 11.30am, County Hall at 12.30pm, Pershore High School at 1.45pm and finally The Grange at 3pm.