Nothing is too outrageous, silly or surprising for the stage of Britain's Got Talent and that is what makes the final so entertaining! With 11 acts fighting it out for the chance to win £250K, who will come out on top?
The 11th series of Britain’s Got Talent is coming to a close and the BGT final will undoubtedly be packed full of tear-jerking moments, fits of laughter and of course, the tense final call-out.
This week has seen five live semi-final shows and the contestants have done their best to impress the public. The last semi-final took place last night ahead of tonight’s final. The date of the BGT final was moved so that it didn’t clash with Ariana Grande’s Manchester benefit concert.
With just 11 acts making it through to the BGT finals, the competition has been tough.
Who has made it to the BGT final?
The first act to make it through was singer Kyle Tomlinson.
He wowed everyone with his performance of Adele’s When We Were Young. He received a standing ovation from the judges and the audience. The fifteen-year-old from Sheffield returned to BGT after a failed audition three years ago in which David Walliams said no. Kyle went away to work on his vocals and it was all worth it went David used his final golden buzzer to send him straight to the semi-finals.
Magicians DNA also made it through from the same semi-final. The double act from Essex left everyone bemused after their first audition.
The pair appeared to work out exactly what Amanda Holden and Simon Cowell were thinking! We wonder what life inside Simon’s mind really looks like… Could they be the second magic act to take the BGT crown?
The second live semi-final saw two more magicians added to the BGT final pot.
Issy Simpson was the first act to be announced after winning the most public votes. The eight-year-old certainly knows how to keep the audience watching, it must be all the practising she does on her grandpa! She revealed that her brother might be involved for her final performance so we are excited to see what little tricks she has up her sleeve!
Ant and Dec’s golden buzzer act Matt Edwards also made it through. He has experience working with last year’s winner Richard Jones, who made history as the first ever magician to win the talent show. Richard performed on Thursday’s semi-final and showed he’s still got what it takes to impress the judges and the public. But does Matt have what it takes to make the public vote for another magician?
He’ll have to bring his best performance. But by the looks of it, he wants it a lot!
The BGT final will have another youngster on its stage with Ned Woodman securing his place on Wednesday’s third live semi-final.
The comedian isn’t afraid to drop a little shade and he has famously made some quite harsh jokes. On his very first audition he said: “Why are people so excited about the talking dog on Britain’s Got Talent? Amanda Holden’s been on it for years!” Will any judge be safe from Ned’s jokes in the final? We hope not!
Tokio Myers received the most votes from the public during the third semi-final.
The singer has previously supported artists like Kanye West and hopes winning BGT will give him the break into the music industry he needs.
Long-time friends Henry and Malcolm from Doncaster also made it through to the final with their act The Pensionalities.
They have been singing together for the past five years and they are not afraid to take their own spin on some of the latest chart toppers. The duo sang a big band version of One Direction’s History which secured them the public vote.
Also through from the penultimate live semi-final was the dance-act the Mersey Girls. The group of dancers aged between 14 and 17 are childhood friends with a real passion and fight. Their performance led judge Simon Cowell to reassure them, he said: “Whatever happens, we’ll make sure you’re in a great place.”
Last night’s semi-final saw The Missing People Choir awarded a place in the final 11. The choir, made up of relatives and friends of people who have gone missing, and backed by Kate McCann, are the long-running favourites in the competition, but came second in the semi-final.
The group includes the sister of missing Manic Street Preachers guitarist Richey Edwards, the father of chef Claudia Lawrence, and Peter Boxell and Denise Horvath-Allan, whose children have both been missing for 28 years.
During their moving semi-final performance, photos of dozens of missing people were shown above the stage while the audience held white lights in the air.
Daliso Chaponda, who was Amanda Holden’s golden buzzer act, received the most public votes in last night’s semi-final and is now favourite to take the crown and become the first comedian to win the talent show in its 11-year history.
His family were flown in from across the world to watch his semi-final performance.
Singer Jamie Lee Harrison narrowly missed out in a place in the final after finishing third – but the judges are yet to choose their one wildcard act from across the five semi-finals.
The Britain’s Got Talent final is on ITV on Saturday at 7.30pm.