Britain's Got Talent youngster set for Capital performance

A YOUNG singer who has been dubbed the new Justin Bieber is set to perform live in Edinburgh later this month, as part of the Britain's Got Talent tour.

Young hopefuls Ronan Parke and New Bounce have landed a lucrative spot in the Britain's Got Talent live tour, ahead of their appearance in this weekend's final.

Twelve-year-old singer Ronan wowed judges David Hasselhoff, Amanda Holden and Michael McIntyre - as well as the viewing public - when he performed in the auditions, and was also praised by Simon Cowell as he sailed into the final. As well as being compared to pop sensation Justin Bieber, the youngster has been tipped as a favourite to win.

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The acts - which led the voting for their semi-finals - are among the first to be announced for the 14-date tour, beginning a week on Saturday. The two other finalists, pianist Paul Gbegbaje and organist Jean Martyn are also on the bill.

The tour begins in Newcastle on June 11, and will be coming to the Edinburgh Playhouse on June 12.

The show will be hosted by Britain's Got More Talent presenter Stephen Mulhern.

The STV final takes place on Saturday with further acts hoping to win through each night until then.

The tour also calls at Aberdeen, Glasgow, Nottingham, Liverpool, Manchester, Wembley, Cardiff, London, Sheffield, Birmingham and Bournemouth.

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