This years line up of talent has been a combination of good, excellent, brilliant, bad and crap. Yes I said it. I mean what’s with some of the dog acts. I mean really. Really? What were you thinking putting some of them through and don’t even get me started on that Arnie guy. What was with that Britney impersonator too? I love Britney Spears but jeez Louise what were you thinking on that. She can’t sing at all and just pranced around the stage like a bad bad bad backup dancer. But since Jai won, who admittedly I wanted to win from the start, the question is what’s going to happen to the rest of them? The others who have talent and all brought us a little smile and a giggle along the way. Here’s my pick of the best and worst from this years Britain’s Got Talent.
Edward Reid impressed the live audience and judges with a medley of nursery rhymes performed in the style of Snow Patrol’s Run. The drama teacher went to the auditions in Glasgow and told Ant and Dec:
“I teach a group called the Nifty Fifties which are pensioners. I teach them drama, which is a fantastic class. I like working with people with special needs, they seem to have amazing personalities. Somehow they have no inhibitions, so all the classes are always funny and entertaining. I used to work in a day centre and i used to walk about singing all the time and someone said to me, ‘You’ve got a nice voice,’ and I’ve never heard that before. He added: “I think Britain’s Got Talent would change my life. Just the fact that I’m here, this’ll be the biggest audience I’ve ever sung in front of. If I got to perform at the Royal Variety Performance in front of the Queen, those five minutes in her presence would be amazing.”
There wasn’t a dry eye in the audience when James danced wowed the judges with a Billy Elliot-style performance hopes to join the Bolshoi Ballet. When on the live shows Simon Cowell led the praise for James, who uses his passion for dance to battle autism. He said: “I thought you were absolutely brilliant.”
Out Of The Blue
This group is made up of university students aged 18 to 22, performed at their audition doing a medley of Lady Gaga‘s Bad Romance and Justin Timberlake‘s SexyBack in a capella style. Band member Nick Fletcher tells the judges: “We don’t use any instruments. We think that’s really exciting.”We’re all really good friends. Singing with mates is probably my favourite thing to do. Really belting it out is a lot of fun. It’s is a momentous day for the group.”
Brilliant body popper and breakdancer Razy wowed the judges and audiences with his matrix-inspired act. Romanian dancer Razy Gogonea, 28, bounded onto the stage as he ran on on his knees, dressed as Keanu Reeves’ character Neo from the infamous sci-fi movie. A tearful Razy struggled to contain himself as all three judges voted to send him through to the next round.
Cutey 12 year old Ronan Parke wowed the judges of his blinding performance of Nina Simone‘s Feeling Good. Angelic schoolboy Ronan was advised to ‘not bother to go back to school’ by Michael McIntyre after he wowed the audience at the London auditions. The 12-year-old burst into tears when he was given three yesses. Although there’s been speculation over whether he’s been signed up to his Syco Music label two years ago, the 12 year old has been great putting all horrible news stories to the side and is definitely one to watch, some claiming he could be the next Justin Bieber.
19 year old IT Engineer Michael Collins also wowed the judges with his acoustic performance of Tracy Chapman‘s Fast Car. He was hailed as the next Susan Boyle and says he’s excited by his new found fame. The judging panel looked less than impressed when Michael strolled onstage looking scruffy in tracksuit bottoms and a garish orange hoodie. ‘He looks like he’s going on a long-haul flight,’ Amanda Holden remarked as Michael sat down with his guitar, to which McIntyre added: ‘On Easy Jet.’
Les Gibson wowed the judges in his audition but didn’t match perfectly in the finals. The 41-year-old Les started his impressions in school by immitating the teachers and has since made a career out of his talent.
wowed ITV1 audiences with his ‘exhilarating’ performance on Britain’s Got Talent on Saturday, aiming to follow in the famous footsteps of BGT’s 2009 runner-up. And the 53-year-old had the Liverpool audition crowd in stitches – and judges Amanda Holden, Michael McIntyre and David Hasselhoff speechless – with his dance and mime routine. The 53-year-old telecommunications engineer from Kendal revealed he practiced his routine, which included Do You Love Me, The Twist, Macarena, Thriller, The Birdy Song and Britney Spears, once or twice a week in his small kitchen. The performance baffled me beyond belief but it was a good funny act that saw the audience in tears, crying with laughter. Baffling yes, but oh so funny!
David & Karen
The magic duo wowed the judges with their awesome magic act.
Young adult sport worker Jai won Britain’s Got Talent by stunning the judges from the very beginning. The 24 year old hid his nerves are as he belted it out in his first audition. His audition reduced Amanda Holden to tears and a huge round of applause from both the judges and the audience.
The 12-16 year old schoolboys and best friends New Bounce dream to be massive stars, make records and be in the charts. Starting off doing not so great, performed brilliantly after being stopped by Amanda Holden and asked to perform another song.
Bionic Funk weren’t shown in the ITV1 audition but on the Britain’s Got More Talent show on ITV2 and showed the duo doing a great dance act in the shape of a Mario game act. Very good but unfortunately weren’t put through to the Semi Finals which in my opinion was a bad decision.
Here’s some of my other favourites:
Two & a Half Men
The Worst-Definitely The What Were You Thinking Acts?!
You either loved or hated Nathan’s performance and it was a whacky one. The 21-year-old Nathan is a fine arts student who is here to improve the quality of the talent with his artistic skills. However, he’s chosen to do that with toast and Marmite! In an unusual but impressive performance for such a large audience, Nathan skillfully builds a portrait of none other than our very own Britain’s Got Talent judge Michael McIntyre. Downright weird.
Weird Eye-Popping Man
JUST NO! The fact that he got through to the Semi Final’s surprises the hell out of me when he’s got no actual real talent.
Yes they look cute. But come on. It’s just weird. So they can jump and run, who knew?!
That Arnie dude
I don’t have words to explain this random one.
I just don’t get it.
So with all the talent and not talent shown this year. I wonder what’s going to come next year. I wonder. Is there anyone you think was fantastic or just shite that is worthy of a mention?
14 million tuned into see Jai McDowall beat hot favourite Ronan Parke in last week’s final.
The Britain’s Got Talent final dominated Saturday night television, with 14million tuning in to see Jai McDowall beat hot favourite Ronan Parke in a shock victory. Jai appeared on DayBreak on Monday and admitted that his victory over the 12-year-old singer came as a shock and was still ‘very surreal’.
‘It’s been a whirlwind and such an emotional rollercoaster as well. You don’t realise you’ve won and what’s actually happened’ said Jai from Tarbolton, Ayrshire. Jai’s victory came as a surprise with odds being on 12-year-old Ronan winning the £100,000 cash prize and a chance to perform in front of the Queen at the Royal Variety Performance. The 24-year-old Scottish singer has had nothing but praise for runner up Ronan. Ronan still has a big shot in the music industry with many reports this week that he will be signed up quicker than you know it and has a bright future ahead.