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Jean Martyn played live this evening on Britains Got Talent, a feat that no other organ player in the country has achieved and whilst she did not win the show we can reveal this evening that she has been signed up to the the BGT Arena Tour later this summer. So as well as at a select number of organ societies you can see her perform live here...
TOUR DATES 2011:
Saturday 11th June Newcastle Metro Radio Arena 7:30pm 0844 493 6666
Sunday 12th June Edinburgh Playhouse 7:30pm 0844 847 1660
Monday 13th June Aberdeen AECC 7:30pm 0844 477 9000
Tuesday 14th June Glasgow The Clyde Auditorium 7:30pm 0870 040 4000
Thursday 16th June Nottingham Capital FM Arena 7:30pm 0844 4124 624
Friday 17th June Liverpool Echo Arena 7:30pm 0844 800 0400
Saturday 18th June Manchester Evening News Arena 7:30pm 0844 847 8000
Sunday 19th June Wembley Arena 7:30pm 0844 815 0815
Tuesday 21st June Cardiff CIA 7:30pm 029 2022 4488
Wednesday 22nd June Brighton Centre 7:30pm 0844 847 1515
Thursday 23rd June London O2 Arena 7:30pm 0844 856 0202
Friday 24th June Sheffield Motorpoint Arena 7:30pm 0114 256 5656
Saturday 25th June Birmingham NIA 7:30pm 0844 338 8000
Sunday 26th June Bournemouth BIC 7:30pm 0844 576 3000
Tickets - £35.00 (excluding booking fee)
To book tickets, please contact the venue or call 0844 875 8758.
For online bookings please visit www.ticketzone.co.uk
As the only female in the final, Jean was out to prove girls rock – and the flamboyant keyboard player certainly did just that! Jean Martyn once again brought the house down on Britain’s Got Talent, wearing a royal purple sequined top and matching sparkly shoes.
Michael and Amanda were certainly having a good time as they danced throughout the performance, meanwhile Jean was surrounded by professional dancers showing almost as much energy as she was.
The fun loving 59 year old proved she deserves her place in the final by playing a Making Your Mind Up – Bucks Fizz and the Grease Theme.
The judges absolutely loved it with positive comments across the board.
Laughing Amanda said: “Oh Jean we’re the only girls… You were brilliant again.” She added: “I love the jacket and matching shoes… You’ve really gone for it… I love the campness of you and the sparkle… I could watch you forever!”
A delighted Jean beamed as the great comments coming in, even when Simon said: “You’re like musical fish and chips… I have no idea what the dancers were doing but it’s all part of the madness surrounding you.”
One of her biggest fans, David Hasselhoff said: “Jean you did it once again! You make me smile… I bet you smile in your sleep… I see you playing football stadiums.”
Meanwhile Michael looked like expanding his career path as he said: “Jean you know how much I love you – I’d like to manage you”
The glittering gran was bowled over by their comments and told Ant and Dec: “I’ve had a ball, could it get better – thank you!”
Glamorous Jean has already attracted a host of male admirers, including Daybreak presenters Steve and Dan!
The ex-music teacher from South Staffordshire had wowed in the auditions and her rollicking medley of Elton John’s Crocodile Rock and Jerry Lee Lewis’ Great balls of Fire got the crowd and the judges clapping along in the semi finals.
Speaking after that performance, David Hasselhoff said: “Jean I absolutely love you. You make me smile all day long…you make me so happy.”
Amanda Holden described her as “Victoria Wood on acid.”
Earlier this week the Britain’s Got Talent keyboard queen said she was worried that her boyfriend will be so excited by her final performance, his pacemaker will go haywire”
The enthusiastic performer, who hails herself as an “international star of the concert keyboard”, fears 70-year-old Bob Ware - who has undergone three "horrific" heart operations in the last month - might have heart troubles after watching her rocking out on stage.
“The doctors have told him that if he gets really excited the pacemaker will start to flutter, so I am trying to keep him calm - but it is difficult,” she is quoted saying in The Sun.
"This has opened a whole new window for me. I can't believe it is happening. I keep saying to him, 'Bob, for goodness sake, don't get too excited'."
We want to add our footnote to this event. "Jean, thank you for helping to bring the organ a little more into the public eye, congratulations, well done and good luck for your future events".
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