Take the plunge and vote for Jazmine
WINNERSH'S Britain's Got Talent finalist, Jazmine Stansbury, has spent the whole day training for tomorrow night's final.
Jazmine, and her three teammates from synchronised swimming act Aquabatique, have been perfecting their new routine in the customized water tank outside the ITV programme's studio.
They won their place in last night's semi-final as the judges' pick from the top three voted for by viewers.
Jazmine's proud dad, Derek, told The Chronicle this afternoon: "They have been flat out training today at the studio. They deserve lots of support, it's an unusual sport and they may catch the nation's interest.
It's acrobatics, its dance, its swimming, beauty and elegance."
Jazmine, 23, began synchronised swimming 13 years ago and was in the GB Olympic squad for three-and-a-half years.
Twin brother Shawn has just finished his degree at East London University where he studied sports science and he plays for the Philippines' UK soccer team.
He will join his parents in the audience for tomorrow's show, and Derek is hoping that all their friends from Berkshire will be voting for Jazmine and her teammates Emily Kuhl, Beth Smith and Zoe Cooper.
He said: "We are all going to the show - we wish we could take more people but we know the support from Reading has been fantastic.Jazmine has asked me to thank everyone for voting for her."
Jazmine went to The Holt, in Wokingham, and trained with Reading Royals Swimming Club. Friends and fans can follow Aquabatique's updates on Twitter, Facebook and at Aquabatique.com
Derek added: "Our only concern is if they win and go to the Variety Performance, logistically it could pose a few problems getting the tank on stage, but I think It's going to get so many people excited to take up synchronised swimming.
"You couldn't meet a nicer bunch of girls, they are a delight to be around."
Watch Britain's Got Talent on ITV at 7.30pm tomorrow.
This article appeared in Reading Chronicle 11 May 12