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The singing duo signed with Syco/Columbia records after their "Britain's Got Talent" performances landed over 29 million hits on YouTube.

"That's a number I can't even picture," Antione said.

Their singing style "Popera" is a genre mixture between classical and pop music. They were originally paired together by their old singing teacher, who thought their rich tenor opera voices would complement each other.

They come from similar blue-collar backgrounds. Both of their mothers are stay-at-home "mums," and Jonathan's dad is a policeman and Charlotte's dad runs a courier company.

"My mum reads me every comment out under our 'YouTube' when I'm trying to {drink] my tea," Jaconelli said.

Despite the opera-based music they sing, neither of them have been to an opera.

"I've never actually been to an opera," Antione said.

"Neither have I," Jaconelli said.

Their new album features "The Prayer," originally sung by Andrea Bocelli and Celine Dion, and "Caruso," the love song about the late superstar tenor Luciano Pavarotti.

For more information, you can go to http://talent.itv.com/.

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