Bailey-Jo’s got talent!

Bailey-Jo Senior, seven, of Conisbrough is with her trophies has she is celebrating winning the Inter School's Juvenile Classical Dance Competition. Picture: Andrew Roe
Bailey-Jo Senior, seven, of Conisbrough is with her trophies has she is celebrating winning the Inter School's Juvenile Classical Dance Competition. Picture: Andrew Roe

MUSIC mogul Simon Cowell is more used to saying no to hopefuls but one Doncaster youngsters has made sure the tables have turned.

For Bailey-Jo Senior has snubbed Cowell and fellow Britain’s Got Talent judges.

The seven-year-old was left with a dilemma when she found out she had got through to the auditions of ITV hit show but a Doncaster competition fell on the same day.

But it seems the dancer, who can already lay claim to 27 trophies, made the right choice as she went on to scoop the Inter School Juvenile Classical trophy with her beautiful ballet routine.

Proud mum Sylvia Senior, 36, of Northcliffe Road, Conisbrough, said: “I got an e-mail confirming she had got through to Britain’s Got Talent auditions but I left it up to Bailey-Jo and told her it was her decision.

“We had got confirmation that she could dance in the auditions of Britain’s Got Talent but she had been asked to dance again by one of the judges from a competition in Doncaster.

“It’s considered a real honour for a judge to ask to see a dancer to perform again.”

So Bailey-Jo who attends the Amersall School of Dance in Scawthorpe decided to snub Simon Cowell and his fellow A-list judges Amanda Holden, David Walliams and Alesha Dixon.

Bailey-Jo, who has been dancing since the age of five-and-a-half and practises three times a week.

Speaking about watching her daughter in the competition at Parklands Ballroom in Wheatley Sylvia said: “I was so proud of her and her dad John was over the moon, he said he felt ten feet tall when I told him she’d won.”

Bailey-Jo added: “I wanted to dance for the judge because I can always do Britain’s Got Talent next year.

“I was really proud to win the competition, I beat lots of other girls who were older than me.

“I took my teddy along on the day, he is called Lucky so I think he brought me good luck.”

Bailey-Jo, who wants to be a teacher during the day and a dance teacher on a night is now hoping to audition for Britain’s Got Talent next year.