Jean rocks through to the final of ‘Britain’s Got Talent’

Our interest in the competition really hotted up on Tuesday when another rock ‘n’ roll performance by Yamaha Electone player Jean Martyn shot her through to the final of ITV’s ‘Britain’s Got Talent’.

Watch Jean’s performance on You Tube

Jean has captured the hearts of the non-organ playing public (which is something we’d all like to do) and has completely mesmerized the members of the show’s judging panel. Most surprisingly, she even seems to have converted tough anti-keyboard judge Simon Cowell too who may, at this very moment, be enrolling as the newest member of an organ club near you… Hmmm, perhaps not (nice thought though!).

None-the-less, Jean is flying high – and all credit to her. All four judges confirmed her passage through to the semi-finals with a unanimous ‘yes’ vote. Her bubbly personality and flamboyant playing style is hitting exactly the right spot and looks set to make her the ‘surprise’ star of the show.

Can she win? We’d all like to think so, but she’s up against some very stiff competition in an event that is wide open to so many different kinds of talent. Jean plays happy music that makes us all smile – and I can’t help thinking that she’d make the Queen feel happy too – which wouldn’t be a bad way for her to start her Diamond Jubilee year would it? Maybe the audience will think so too, who knows? All we can do is vote, vote, and vote again for Jean Martyn when she takes her place at the organ at Saturday’s final.

Good luck Jean – from everyone at Yamaha Club!!

Jean Martyn profile:

Jean has been playing music for 30 years, regularly performing at church and charity events including one in front of 600 people at a hotel in Birmingham. She is always keen to raise lots of money for charity with her music and recently raised £1600 for the Help for Heroes campaign. She can play the keyboard and organ and started teaching music when she was 21 going on to do so for 20 years until one of her pupils once asked her ‘who is Mozart?’ when she couldn’t take anymore!

Jean entered Britain’s Got Talent because she wants to achieve her lifelong dream and share her talent with the world; her dream has always been to become a concert pianist. Jean currently lives in Brewood, Staffordshire and has one son. Since retiring from being a music teacher in 1998, she has been able to dedicate her time to music. She trained at Trinity College, Trent Park and The Guildhall School of Music

Favourite quote from the BGT website
“She taught my kids music…… she really is as crazy as a cart load of frogs!!”
Sarah Devey (friend)

Glyn Madden

1995-Current: Editor (Yamaha Club Magazine); 1980-2000: Yamaha Electone demonstrator (Yamaha UK)