A BUBBLY Widnes drama teacher took to the Britain’s Got Talent stage during the semi final last night, Thursday.

Andrew Curphey, who is from originally from Widnes and works at The Brindley theatre in Runcorn, was the first to perform.

He opened the show with a mega mash up in a sparkly suit and danced across huge golden letters that spelled out his name.

“My audition was the scariest thing I have ever done in my entire life, but the reaction from the audience was absolutely wild,” he said during his VT clip.

The 37-year-old drama teacher started by singing We Are Family by Sister Sledge – cleverly changing the lyrics to instead say ‘We are BGT, clap your hands for Andrew Curphey’.

Mashed up with his first song, Andrew also sang I’m Still Standing by Elton John and I Am What I Am by Gloria Gaynor.

Runcorn and Widnes World: Andrew received huge cheers from the audienceAndrew received huge cheers from the audience (Image: ITV)

Despite huge cheers from the crowd, Andrew received a buzzer from Simon Cowell during his performance.

“I really like you as a game show host, I think you would be brilliant,” said Simon.

“You’ve got a great personality, you’re really funny – the singing wasn’t great.”

Boos erupted from the audience, and Bruno Tonioli seemed to agree with their opinion, taking to his feet to give his feedback.

“Big, loud and proud, that’s the way you like it,” said Bruno.

“You know how to get a party started, you had everyone on their feet.

“Pride celebrations are starting right now."

Despite Alisha Dixon telling him that she probably wouldn’t add him to her playlist, Andrew didn’t seem fazed by the mixed responses from the judges.

“I’m telling you now, little Andrew, eight years old from Widnes, this is his dream,” he said.

“I made it kids!”

Despite cheers from the crowds in support of Andrew, he fell short on votes from the public to send him through to the final this Sunday.

You can catch up on last night’s semi final of Britain’s Got Talent on ITVX.