SINGING sensation Miles Burton silenced the crowd at Abingdon’s Got Talent with his moving rendition of The Impossible Dream.

Now, after winning the 11-and-under section in the talent contest in the market place, Miles, has his own dream — auditioning for the primetime TV show Britain’s Got Talent.

Miles, from Wootton, near Abingdon, was one of 12 finalists in the talent competition on Saturday.

You could have heard a pin drop in the 300-strong crowd when Miles, a pupil at St Swithun’s Primary School, in Kennington, hit the high notes.

After winning his section, he said: “It’s really fantastic to win Abingdon’s Got Talent — it’s just a real fluke.

“I didn’t think I would make it through the auditions but I did. I was a bit nervous on the day.”

Miles was at the contest with dad Darren, 37, and mum Jo, 39.

Mr Burton, a professional comedian, said Miles would now audition for Britain’s Got Talent, hosted by presenters Simon Cowell and Piers Morgan.

He said: “Miles is very chuffed to win — he was very nervous but he did very well.

“People are saying he should be on Britain’s Got Talent so watch this space —he may be on TV soon.”

Mr Burton added that his son had taken singing lessons for about a year.

He added: “Miles always sings around the house and he started singing You Raise Me Up in the chemist one day and the ladies were all in tears. After that we thought we would get him some voice coaching because I ruined my voice by over-using it when I was younger.”

Neda May Monadjem, 11, of Magnet Close, Abingdon, also impressed judges with her unaccompanied rendition of Any Dream Will Do.

Afterwards, her mum Ester said: “She is in the Oxfordshire County Choir, but I think it might be time to get extra singing lessons.”

Guitarist Nicholas Schneider, 13, from North Abingdon, a pupil at Christ Church Cathedral School in Oxford, won the 12-17 category with his own song, In My World.

He said afterwards: “I worked quite hard on the backing track and I really enjoyed it.”

Dad Tim, 41, added: “This is Nicholas’s second talent show — he also entered an end-of-the-pier show when we were on holiday.”

Former John Mason School pupil Adam Matthews, 24, of Sherwood Avenue, Abingdon, won the 18-and-over category.

He said: “The sun was out, there was a big crowd and I got a big round of applause — it was great.”

The most unusual performance was by Lev Pavlov, 10, from Abingdon.

The St Edmund’s Primary School pupil, who is originally from Moscow, pretended to be a cat while playing the theramin, which he said was invented by his great-uncle.

Heart FM presenter Giselle Ruskin, who was one of the judges, said there was an “exceptionally high standard” in this year’s competition.

She said: “Miles was outstanding and I do think his parents should get him to audition for Britain’s Got Talent.”

Marianne Milburn, who organised Abingdon’s Got Talent for the town council, said: “This was a great community event, which offered people a chance to show off their talents.”