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Singer hopes to get 2012 heart pumping

PUBLISHED: 12:15 11 February 2010 | UPDATED: 17:34 25 August 2010

HOPEFUL: Wayne Jacobs with his busking companion.

HOPEFUL: Wayne Jacobs with his busking companion.

A BRITAIN S Got Talent contestant hopes to get a song about London s iconic Big Ben adopted as a theme tune for the 2012 Olympics. Wayne Jacobs, of Friday Road, Erith, wrote Big Ben s Beat last year to celebrate the famous clock tower s 150th birthday.

A BRITAIN'S Got Talent contestant hopes to get a song about London's iconic Big Ben adopted as a theme tune for the 2012 Olympics.

Wayne Jacobs, of Friday Road, Erith, wrote Big Ben's Beat last year to celebrate the famous clock tower's 150th birthday.

He will find out this month if he has made it through his audition to this year's Britain's Got Talent with the song.

Mr Jacobs said: "My song is about Big Ben having a heart beat that can be felt and heard around the streets of London, and refers to the 2012 Olympic Games coming to London.

"It has gone to the House of Commons where it was handed to the speaker John Bercow. Boris Johnson's office has also received my application.

"This song would encourage people to come to London because it has references

to iconic landmarks in the capital.

"I didn't realise until after writing it that Big Ben was used on all the promotional posters when London last held the Olympics in 1948.

"The London Arts Council have given me some positive feedback and told me to keep on to the authorities and get it heard by as many people as possible. That's one of the reasons I auditioned for Britain's Got Talent.

"It's incredibly tough to get through to the live stages of that show, but I'll know by the end of next month if I've made it through."

The musician made it to the regional final of Live and Unsigned on March 6 with another song, One Way Ticket.

The civil servant started writing as a hobby two years ago. He is married to wife Joanna and they have a daughter Gemma and son Jamie, who is currently serving in the Royal Engineers in Afghanistan.

Big Ben's Beat

Walking through a London street,

to Big Ben's heart it keeps the beat.

A military band as it beats the retreat,

this echoes the mall, with the Marching of feet.

It's a wonderful city is old London Town,

It's carnival of culture moves the sound.

There's a rhythm of life which comes from our streets.

Just listen to the heart of Big Ben's beat.

The Olympic Games is coming to town,

to Big Ben's heart with rhythm and sound.

So on your marks get set, let's go,

its London's time to put on this show.

The London Eye is the place to go,

With bird's eye views, you're in for a show.

A union Jack blown by the wind,

to the rhythm and beat as a busker sings.


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