BGT stars Bars and Melody reveal crash landing horror in LA

Britain’s Got Talent finalists Bars and Melody have revealed they were terrified after their plane had to make an emergency landing in Los Angeles.

The pair – Charlie Lenehan and Leondre Devries – were travelling back from Los Angeles, after making an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show last month, when their plane picked up a fault.

Charlie told This Morning host Holly Willoughby: “There was a technical surge on the plane. We went to take off and the lights started flashing and the engine started roaring and we crash-landed back into the ground…”

The 15-year-old singer added: “The front wheel had come off and it smashed down at the front – it was pretty scary.”

The teenage duo, who were Simon Cowell’s Golden Buzzer act, are among the favourites to win the Britain’s Got Talent final on Saturday.

Charlie said: “It’s been such a good experience. The things we’ve done in the past month is so incredible. To be given these opportunities has been such an amazing experience.”

His rapping sidekick Leondre added: “The best bit has been getting the golden buzzer off Simon Cowell. It was just the most amazing thing. Without the golden buzzer we wouldn’t be here and we wouldn’t have done the things we’ve done.”

Bars and Melody will face singing groups Collabro and Jack Pack, as well as acts including salsa-dancing duo Paddy and Nico, magician Darcy Oake and French heel-wearing dancers Yanis Marshall, Arnaud and Mehdi in the Britain’s Got Talent final, which will screen at 7pm on ITV1 tomorrow.