Clara in finals of TV show

Last updated 07:36 12/11/2012

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Marlborough singer and songwriter Clara van Wel has made it through to the finals of New Zealand's Got Talent.

Clara was the most popular act with the voting public after performing her self-penned song, Between the Lines.

"Thank you so much New Zealand! I'm so grateful and this means the world for me," a delighted Clara tweeted last night after the finals placings were announced on the TV One show.

The year 11 Marlborough Girls' College student, who is just 15, has been impressing judges Rachel Hunter, Ali Campbell and Jason Kerrison since showing up for her live audition in May.

The judges' favourite, jugglers Zane and Degge, are also through to the grand final, as are cheeky Maori dance crew JGeeks, who also scored the most popular act with the voting public.

Teenage singer/musician Evan Sinton is also through to the grand final after accompanying himself on piano and singing a unique version of Screamin Jay Hawkins' I Put A Spell On You.

Twelve acts will go through to the grand final of New Zealand's Got Talent on November 25.

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- The Marlborough Express

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