Bailey McConnell was the talk of his local supermarket when he stopped by to meet hundreds of screaming fans in Westcroft’s Morrisons on Tuesday.
The teenage singer-songwriter from Crownhill is gearing up for his live performance on ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent this week after being put through to the semi-finals.
“It’s crazy and very overwhelming now the public know I am through to the semi-finals because obviously I knew before Sunday’s show was aired.” said the former MK Citizen paperboy.
“I had to keep my mouth shut because it was so confidential but then my Twitter went mental, absolutely ballistic, when I went through.
“When I was told it was such an emotional day with lots of highs and lows. It toyed with your emotions because you didn’t know if you were going to go through or not.
“It’s been great seeing how many people have turned up to support me at Morrisons and pretty much everyone in Milton Keynes has their #TeamBailey poster up.
“I’ve seen it everywhere, which is really good.”
Bailey’s mum Tonia, who organised the event without the help of the ITV talent show, said: “Now it’s all about the votes; getting everyone from Milton Keynes to get behind Bailey to get him through to the final.
“It makes you feel so emotionally to see all these people like your son and his music.
“The only reason we did any of this in the first place was to get his music. No matter what happens now, even if he doesn’t get through to the final, we have definitely exceeded our expectations.
“Bailey will do something really different to his first audtion and it will be one of his own songs but I can’t say anymore than that!
“I’m so excited.”