Queues in Sheffield city centre for talented duo

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Music fans queued for hours outside HMV in Sheffield city centre for the chance to meet their idols.

Singing and rapping duo Bars and Melody – real names Leondre Devries and Charlie Lenehan – met fans at the store yesterday.

The pair appeared on the eighth series of Britain’s Got Talent in 2014 and have just released their debut album.

Their BGT audition has been viewed on YouTube more than 83 million times .

Some of their music is inspired by Leondre’s experiences with bullying – something some fans relate to. Tamlyn Marsden and Jade Tomlinson, both aged 12 from Chesterfield, had been waiting in the queue for seven hours to meet the duo but insisted it was ‘worth it.’

Tamlyn said: “They write amazing songs and their personality is amazing.

“We watched them on Britain’s Got Talent.

Jade added: We’ve been to one of their concerts and they are kind of our idols because Tamlyn has been bullied quite a lot.”

The crowds, which snaked along Fargate, clutched CDs and many had the word BAM written on their arms and faces – an abbreviation of duo’s name.

Abby Penock, 14, from Doncaster had also been waiting for hours outside the music store.

She said: “I absolutely love them. I don’t know what I’m going to say when I meet them. I like how they sound together, the contrast of rapping and singing.”