A 13-YEAR-OLD singer from Bolton came fourth in Bolton's Got Talent.

Carla Rutherford performed a dazzling rendition of Pulled, from The Addams Family musical.

She was last to perform on the night and said: "Coming off the stage is a real relief and then you're happy and really excited for the result.

"It was nerve-wracking being the final act of the night and waiting for everyone. Other performers were hugging me and wishing me good luck. Peter Kay also wished me good luck and said well done."

James-Ryan Stevenson took fifth place.

The 22-year-old piano vocalist wowed the audience with his rendition of Elton John's Your Song and Let The Sunshine In, the rousing finale of musical, Hair.

James, of Deane, admitted he was nervous before he went onstage.

But he added: "As soon as I got out there the nerves subsided and I was fine. My confidence grew as I started playing. I really enjoyed being on stage. I haven't sung for such a big audience for a while."

The first act to grace the stage on Friday was the Cottontown Chorus of Bolton, whose members are used to entertaining crowds all over the world. They started the evening like true professionals, despite one member falling off the stage during rehearsals and injuring his arm.

Roy Polson was determined he was still going to perform despite the mishap.

He said: “It was absolutely brilliant to be up there. I had come all the way from Frodsham, so I thought there is no way I am going back not being on the stage."

He added: "We did Brother Can You Spare a Dime, based on the 1930 Wall Street crash when a lot of people became jobless.”

Primary school teacher Antony Booth is hoping his turn as an impressionist in Bolton's Got Talent could be the springboard to work in TV!

The 43-year-old, whose audiences to date have only been his pupils at St Thomas Primary School in Halliwell, his girlfriend and his friends, has already been contacted by Thames Television in their search for people who can do impressions.

Antony said: "They found me through Facebook. I don't know what it's for, but I'm hoping it might be to do something like voice-overs. I'd like to get involved with that kind of thing."

Antony, who lives off Beaumont Road, used a school day as his inspiration, putting together a set of impressions that included Roy Hodgson, Sir Alex Ferguson, Sean Connery, Billy Connolly and Morgan Freeman.

Antony said: "I loved it every minute of it. It was nerve wracking, but I'm a primary school teacher so you always have that audience."

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The University of Manchester lecturer, who lives in Bolton with her husband and two children, said: "It was absolutely fantastic. The audience were very warm because, obviously, they all love Peter. It was just wonderful.

“I think what was particularly settling for me was, backstage, I had to have my mic fitted and Peter came and he talked to me, gave me a big hug, asked me how I was and talked to me about his comedy, how he feels about it.

"I’ve always wanted to meet him because I’ve always been a massive fan. It was just amazing that I had this lovely conversation with him.

"People say you shouldn’t meet your idols but it was every bit as lovely as I hoped it would be."