The Neales

The Neales are a father and sons singing group who made it to the Final of Britain's Got Talent in Series 9. The group formed due to the father, Laurie Neale, suffering from a heart attack.

In their audition, they performed 'When Will I Be Loved?' by the Everly Brothers. Simon Cowell commented 'I absolutely loved that audition', whilst Alesha Dixon remarked 'I can't think of a better way to audition than with your family'.

In the semi-final, the group performed 'Father and Son' by Cat Stevens, with pictures of the group when they were young running in the background. The performance made Simon Cowell feel emotional, and David Walliams commented 'it was cheesy but really heartwarming'.

In the final, the group performed 'I Won't Give up' by Jason Mraz. Again, photos from the group's past were being displayed on the screen. Despite Simon Cowell stating that he 'wasn't crazy about the song choice', David Walliams commented 'I think that the nation has fallen in love with the Neales', and Alesha Dixon praised the group by saying that 'I think [they] did really well tonight'. The group finished 9th out of 12 contestants.

After BGT Edit

In June 2016, the group released a charity single called 'I'll Be There' for Father's Day, raising money for the British Heart Foundation and Diabetes UK. The song was sold at Tesco checkouts, causing it to chart at #22 in the Official Singles Chart. In 2019 Phil Neale appeared on Dragons' Den, receiving no pitches from the Dragons thus failing to advance.

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