BGT opera duo Jonathan and Charlotte make first album

31/05/12

Jonathan Antoine and Charlotte Jaconelli

Britain's Got Talent (BGT) opera singers Jonathan and Charlotte are recording their debut album less than a month after losing out in the final of the show to a dancing dog.

Jonathan Antoine, 17, and Charlotte Jaconelli, 16, were beaten by act Ashleigh and Pudsey-the-dog in the talent show.

The teenagers from Essex signed a recording deal with Simon Cowell's record label, Syco Music.

Pudsey with owner Ashleigh
Image caption Opera couple lost out to BGT winners Ashleigh and her dancing dog

Their album is due out in September.

Speaking about his new signing Simon Cowell said: "This show is designed to give people like Jonathan and Charlotte an opportunity."

Jonathan, who was advised to go solo after his first audition said: "Appearing on the show has been a huge confidence boost and I'm still pinching myself that we are actually making our album.

"Thank you to everyone for making this happen for us."