Electric violin ace has talent show hopes

Violinist Alexandra Parker
Violinist Alexandra Parker

A TALENTED electric violinist faced one of her toughest crowds yet - to impress the celebrity judges of popular television show Britain’s Got Talent.

Alexandra Parker has played to thousands of people showcasing her talented skills winning her fans including the likes of chart-topping popstars Take That.

And despite only being 22-years-old, the classically-trained musician who as a teenager became Doncaster’s first licensed busker, caught the eye of the ITV producers.

The reality show bosses invited her to audition in Manchester earlier this year in front of the celebrity judging panel of actor David Hasselhoff, comedian Michael McIntyre and television personality Amanda Holden.

Playing ‘Gypsy Rhapsody’ by Bond to a packed audience at the top venue Manchester Central, the Belton hopeful admitted it was nerve-wracking.

“I don’t ever think I’ve ever been that nervous before doing a show, my legs were visibly shaking,” said the former South Axholme Community College pupil, who went to the audition with parents Don and Carole and friend Lori Gardner.

“The thing that I was most nervous about was that I am known for having a particular sound when I play and I was not allowed a sound check.

“When you have spent a lot of years building up a reputation and then play on TV with no sound check, it’s quite a worrying thing.

“I just hope that people know what I am really like.”

To find out if Alexandra’s audition was successful tune into the show which airs at 8pm on Saturday.