Derek Sandy on Britain's Got Talent - Isle of Wight - Image © SYCO/Thames/ITV PLC 2019

If you were overawed by the legendary Derek Sandy’s performance on Britain’s Got Talent, just imagine what people were saying over on social media. Well known Isle of Wight resident Derek made his love of the Island clear on Saturday night.

Derek stormed through to the next round of #BGT - what a night for Derek and the Isle of Wight. We couldn’t be prouder of what he achieved for the Island.

Check out the feedback on social media:

Derek is all about the Isle of Wight and the judges loved it – even Ant and Dec got t-shirts!

Marks and Spencer shared their love of Derek over on Twitter and said they’re planning a visit:

We’re not sure where on the Island you can buy these suits, but this chap has got the exact same suit as Derek:

People all over the country were loving Derek:

And there's even more love for Derek on the Island:

Including another Island music legend Rob da Bank:

Derek Sandy was even trending on Twitter!

You’ll be able to see Derek performing on the Island this summer, but if you can't wait till then, here’s Derek singing Welcome to the Isle of Wight in full:

Why not see what all the fuss is about and make your way over to the Isle of Wight. Whether it’s for a long weekend or holiday, there’s plenty to see and do here on the Island. We also have friendly and knowledgeable Travel Ambassadors that will help you make the most of your stay and welcome you to the Isle of Wight.




  1. BaronessVerney
    Good day to you all. I've just seen the catch-up of Britain's got talent, seeing who is next through to the semifinals, and I am absolutely in total disbelief that Derek Sandy - with his fabulously brilliant genius jiggy "Welcome to the Isle of Wight", didn't get through. I am really SO surprised and incredibly disappointed. I am just hoping on a wildcard, which has happened before, as even though the semi-final starts tomorrow, they still go on till Friday, and in fact as I'm having a lazy Timothy Spall weekend - catching up on the movies of a great talented actor - I've decided to try to promote for a wildcard for this great talented singer too.

    Apart from that, Derek becoming ambassador is top-class, that's wonderful. I have been to the Isle of Wight, many years ago, as a child, and ALWAYS remember it as a fantastic time, a very happy time, with continuous sunshine,and seriously hearing his song has got into my mind that I really want to come over to you again.

    Keep it up Derek! and I hope this song pays back in many other ways away from Britain's got talent. You will most certainly not be forgotten. Love to you and everybody living on the Isle of Wight.

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