Medway nurse reflects on Britain’s Got Talent journey

Date: 08 June 2022

BGT news

A nurse from Medway Maritime Hospital has spoken about her experience of appearing on one of the UK’s most-loved and primetime television shows, Britain’s Got Talent (BGT).

Emily Mann, Critical Care Nurse, from Gillingham, Kent, competed as part of musical act ‘The Frontline Singers’ and made it through to the live semi-final stage of the 2022 event after impressing the judges with an emotional performance in the audition round.

The choir, made up of front line workers, including teachers, paramedics and nurses aged between 24 and 62, inititally came together as a virtual group during the COVID-19 pandemic.

During their appearance on BGT the group performed original songs, inspired by their struggles and team work during the pandemic. Reflecting on her journey, Emily said:

‘’We really appreciate all the support we have had on our journey with The Frontline Singers on BGT. It was truly an amazing experience, and I’m so proud to have represented Medway Maritime Hospital and the NHS.

‘’For us it was never about the final or winning, it was about representing everyone on the frontline and bringing a message of hope, unity and positivity. That’s something I think we achieved!

‘’We really poured our hearts into every word that we sung at both the audition and semi-final shows. I think that's what people can feel from watching the performances. To then get a standing ovation was totally overwhelming, I don't think any of us expected to get the response that we did, so to be received that well just brought such a mixture of emotions.

‘’I would say the words to summarise the experience would be ‘surreal’ and a ‘privilege’.’’

Watch Emily’s performance with The Frontline Singers’ from the BGT audition stage here and live semi-final show here.

  • Summary:

    A nurse from Medway Maritime Hospital has spoken about her experience of appearing on one of the UK’s most-loved and primetime television shows, Britain’s Got Talent (BGT).