The Manx public is being thanked for its support for a Laxey teenager who is setting alight a BBC talent show.
Seventeen year-old Sam Barks (pictured) is bidding to become Nancy in Sir Cameron Mackintosh's latest production of Oliver!
And she is through to the final eleven hopefuls on the programme, I'd Do Anything.
Sam's parents and boyfriend flew to London to watch the weekend's action and dad Richard said it was nerve-wracking experience all round (audio file attached):
(Picture: from the BBC).