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Kate McCann's Choir Hoping To Win 'Britain's Got Talent' In Secret Audition

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Kate McCann's Choir Hoping To Win 'Britain's Got Talent' In Secret Audition

Kate McCann's choir is hoping to win Britain's Got Talent after taking part in a secret audition.

The choir is made up of families who are still searching for loved ones who've gone missing. Kate is a choir ambassador, but sources have told The Sun that she may get more heavily involved if they progress through to the live shows.

The group took to the stage to perform a song aptly named 'I Miss You' on Sunday which reportedly had the audience in tears.

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Madeleine disappeared on May 3, 2007, aged three, after her parents left her and her twin siblings alone in an apartment in Praia da Luz, a resort in the Algarve.

The couple, from Rothley, Leicestershire, have spent nine years trying to locate their daughter, but all their attempts have been in vain.

"Until we have answers, until there is news, there will always be hope and we will do everything we can to help find Madeleine," the couple said.

Some of the lyrics the group sang at the audition said: "I never thought I'd be without you.

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"I always thought you'd be here safe with me.

"Maybe tomorrow I'll wake up to find you."

An audience member told the paper: "Images of some of the missing people they were linked to also flashed up on the screen which had everyone in tears.

"Judges Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon were particularly moved. Amanda said they were an inspiration.

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"The choir said they had only performed together about seven times. You could tell in their voices how much it means to them all."

The audition will be screened in May which is ten years since Madeleine McCann disappeared.

Yesterday, Madeleine McCann's parents lost a court appeal to silence a former police officer who claims they covered up their daughter's death.

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Portuguese Supreme Court judges met in Lisbon to resolve the couple's battle against a decision last April to reverse their 2015 libel win against Goncalo Amaral.

The hearing took place in private and an official public decision will not be made until later in the week.

Gerry and Kate McCann could now face a huge legal bill, which had been frozen until the outcome of the final appeal.

The couple have been engaged in an eight-year fight over a book written by Amaral, who led the initial hunt when then-three-year-old Madeleine vanished from their Algarve holiday apartment in May 2007.

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In 2015, a Lisbon court ordered Goncalo Amaral to pay Kate and Gerry €500,000 (£429,000) in compensation for the claims made in the book. However, last year, an appeals court overturned that conviction before reaching Portugal's top court.

The McCanns' Portuguese lawyer, Isabel Duarte, lodged the couple's new appeal last May after vowing to fight the U-turn by judges over Amaral's book.

Criticising the ruling in favour of the ex-police chief, Duarte said the ruling had left the couple 'seething'. She said: "This decision was an appreciation of the law and not the facts.

"We can appeal to the Supreme Court which we will do as we have instructions from our clients."

The book was published in 2008, three days after Portuguese police formally closed their inquiry into Madeleine's disappearance, clearing the McCanns of any wrongdoing.

Amaral is understood to have earned £344,000 from his book and a subsequent TV documentary before it was banned.

He claimed in the book Madeleine had died in their holiday flat and they had faked her abduction to cover up the tragedy.

Mr Amaral argued in his defence that the claims stemmed from the police investigation and that Portuguese media had already reported the possibility the parents may have played a role in Madeleine's disappearance.

More than £50,000 was raised in support for the detective, donated via a Go Fund Me page, after he was ordered to pay damages.

Speaking ahead of yesterday's hearing, a source close to the case said: "The Supreme Court judges can either confirm the first court's decision that ruled in the McCanns' favour or the Lisbon appeal court judgement that went in Goncalo Amaral's favour.

"The ruling itself will take at least four or five days to come out officially but it's possible there'll be some unofficial guidance by the end of the day on what the ruling is.

"My feeling is that Amaral cannot make another appeal if this goes against him as there is only the European courts and that's too expensive and if it's a decision based on the law and not the facts it's difficult to go to the European court.

"The same would probably be true if the McCanns lost the case."

Featured Image Credit: YouTube/Missing People

Topics: Kate McCann, Charity, Britain's Got Talent

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