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Posted by: WhoOdyssey Mar 28 2019, 05:40 PM

BGT returns in a week on Saturday for it's 13th series, following Lost Voice Guy's win last year.

Ant will also be back after his TV break last year.



Metro are also reporting Susan Boyle will be one of the live show performers with her lead single from her new album.

Posted by: Common Sense Mar 28 2019, 05:48 PM

I love BGT. Far better than X-Factor

Posted by: Cqmerqn Apr 3 2019, 01:18 PM

It feels like there’s 0 hype for this laugh.gif

Posted by: Wall Apr 3 2019, 01:34 PM

it will still absolutely smash the ratings

Posted by: dobbo Apr 3 2019, 01:35 PM

This came around quickly again it feels!

Posted by: Mack. Apr 3 2019, 03:35 PM

There's meant to be a champions edition this year isn't there?


Posted by: PeteFromLeeds Apr 3 2019, 03:36 PM

This means I have to start working on the BGT fandom again doesn't it laugh.gif Feel free to make my job easier on there or contributing to discussion!

Posted by: WhoOdyssey Apr 3 2019, 04:54 PM

QUOTE(Mack. @ Apr 3 2019, 04:35 PM) *
There's meant to be a champions edition this year isn't there?

It's been heavily rumored but not yet officially confirmed I believe!

Really looking forward to that as well.

Posted by: Liаm Apr 3 2019, 06:00 PM

I thought it was basically confirmed, it should be good but I feel like all the good/obvious ones were on the AGT version anyway so it's just gonna be that again except with worse judges and worst hosts laugh.gif It was really good seeing the range of choices though so if they had some different ones it'd be cool.

Posted by: WhoOdyssey Apr 5 2019, 05:27 PM

Also SNT spin-off In For a Penny will air before the second episode next week at 19:30 - quite looking forward to that!

Posted by: WhoOdyssey Apr 6 2019, 04:46 PM

Not 100% sure, but judging from the preview they've posted Simon's Golden Buzzer will be tonight

Posted by: WhoOdyssey Apr 6 2019, 06:32 PM

That second act was unexpected laugh.gif

Posted by: Mart!n Apr 6 2019, 07:04 PM

That was the best act of the show, how creepy was that ohmy.gif laugh.gif

Posted by: WhoOdyssey Apr 6 2019, 07:23 PM

That comedian completely ripped off Nina Conti's act!


Posted by: lewistgreen Apr 6 2019, 07:27 PM

And Keith Lemon has been doing it on Celebrity Juice for years


Posted by: Jade Apr 6 2019, 07:34 PM

So glad to have this back *.*

My faves were the creepy magician and those two guys balancing at the end (seriously impressive ohmy.gif) - basically the weird but good ones laugh.gif

Posted by: Mack. Apr 6 2019, 07:43 PM

I see David Watson is back for the tenth time.

Posted by: Suedehead2 Apr 6 2019, 08:10 PM

QUOTE(Jade @ Apr 6 2019, 08:34 PM) *
So glad to have this back *.*

My faves were the creepy magician and those two guys balancing at the end (seriously impressive ohmy.gif) - basically the weird but good ones laugh.gif

Most of that final act was the sort pf thing we've seen before. The last bit, though, was something else. How do you even begin to think about doing that and practising it?

The primary school children were wonderful. They so obviously loved what they were doing and that joy was transferred to the audience.

Posted by: Jade Apr 6 2019, 08:16 PM

QUOTE(Suedehead2 @ Apr 6 2019, 09:10 PM) *
Most of that final act was the sort pf thing we've seen before. The last bit, though, was something else. How do you even begin to think about doing that and practising it?

Yeah it was pretty much exactly the same as The Giang Brothers last year but that balancing towards the end really stepped it up, was so hard to watch!

Posted by: Mack. Apr 6 2019, 08:28 PM

Most of it was just like the Giang Brothers the last act. I hope Nina Conti will respond to that ripoff audition.

Posted by: WhoOdyssey Apr 7 2019, 12:26 PM

Good to see David J Watson back, one year he needs to go through!

Also that primary school reminded me so much of Nativity and Mr Poppy. tongue.gif

Posted by: PaulM1983 Apr 7 2019, 12:44 PM

I immediately thought of Nina when that ventriloquist was on. I did laugh at him, but it was only because David went all out for him. Other than that, he wasn't nearly as good at the actual ventriloquism and voices as Nina was.

The head teacher made my heart melt. That was so beautiful to watch. He clearly loves those kids to bits and they had the time of their lives up there.

Posted by: Suedehead2 Apr 7 2019, 12:48 PM

I wonder how that ventriloquist gets on with ordinary audience members (as Nina Conti does) rather than professional show-offs such as David Walliams.

Posted by: WhoOdyssey Apr 7 2019, 12:51 PM

Also Nina literally did her act on a show David was hosting!


Posted by: Common Sense Apr 8 2019, 07:29 AM

Absolutely loved the opening show. Even watched it again yesterday on ITV2. The school choir. Elizabeth the magician, sword act, singing piano playing mum, Dalek, great stuff.

Sad news. Jack Saunders, 25, part of dance act Green Force Five, who have reached the live semis, has committed suicide. ITV are still deciding whether to show the audition.

Posted by: WhoOdyssey Apr 8 2019, 08:03 AM

They might have to show it - as in the bit with the rooms they will be stood with other contestants.

But after that it wil depend if the act want to carry on without him. Very sad though sad.gif

Posted by: PeteFromLeeds Apr 8 2019, 08:51 AM

Well Flakefleet releeased their Christmas campaign song a year early didn't they kink.gif

My favourite was the comedy pianist (forgot her name already oops), agree with the Nina Conti comparisons for the ventriloquist and the Vardanyan brothers are basically the same as the Giangs from last year tongue.gif

Posted by: troublepink Apr 8 2019, 09:38 AM

Loved the first episode, especially the creepy magician and the school kids.

I don't normally like kids singing/dance acts but they were brilliant. I was good to see an act like that where they looked like they were genuinely having fun, and the teacher didn't care if everyone is in perfect line, as long as they were enjoying themselves.

Posted by: Mack. Apr 8 2019, 01:53 PM

The 'Dalek' was just really bad.

Posted by: WhoOdyssey Apr 8 2019, 04:14 PM

Martyn Crofts did the Dalek thing in 2012, and was much better!


Posted by: JosephAvery Apr 8 2019, 04:17 PM

Honestly any Dalek / Doctor Who parodies on this show are pretty excruciating :')

Posted by: WhoOdyssey Apr 8 2019, 04:23 PM

Justice for The Deep Space Deviants! The only act ever to get 4 buzzers in the live shows.



I was quite enjoying it tongue.gif

Posted by: JosephAvery Apr 8 2019, 04:26 PM

Stuff like that makes me embarrassed to be a Doctor Who fan :')

Posted by: WhoOdyssey Apr 8 2019, 05:19 PM

I might do a BGT winners' rate at the end of this series.

Speaking of, what happened to Tokio Myers? I thought he'd do at least one pop crossover before he faded away. tongue.gif

Posted by: lewistgreen Apr 8 2019, 05:27 PM

QUOTE(WhoOdyssey @ Apr 8 2019, 06:19 PM) *
I might do a BGT winners' rate at the end of this series.

Speaking of, what happened to Tokio Myers? I thought he'd do at least one pop crossover before he faded away. tongue.gif


Looks like he has a tour and a second album lined up based on his social media posts

Posted by: Cqmerqn Apr 8 2019, 05:50 PM

QUOTE(WhoOdyssey @ Apr 8 2019, 06:19 PM) *
I might do a BGT winners' rate at the end of this series.

We already have that planned! biggrin.gif

Posted by: WhoOdyssey Apr 8 2019, 06:47 PM

QUOTE(Cqmerqn @ Apr 8 2019, 06:50 PM) *
We already have that planned! biggrin.gif

Ah nice! Looking forward to that smile.gif

(you should do an X Factor one as well if/when the Champions series airs!)

Posted by: WhoOdyssey Apr 11 2019, 12:08 PM

Series 8 finalist Jon Clegg has said that Jimmy had been doing his vent act for '42 years' - which is fair enough. But Nina is the one who has shown it is successful.

Posted by: WhoOdyssey Apr 12 2019, 11:27 AM

Susan Boyle will be performing 'I Dreamed a Dream' on tomorrow's show to celebrate 10 years since her audition:



With her debuting a new single for the live shows, Cowell's really going for her comeback.

Posted by: Mack. Apr 12 2019, 11:41 AM

Other acts have had all four buzzed in the semi-finals which have beeen:

Antonio Poyeye (Series 5)
Kony Puppets (Series 8)
Marty Putz (Series 11)




And still Jessica Hobson hasn't had the justice that she deserves.

Posted by: WhoOdyssey Apr 12 2019, 12:00 PM

QUOTE(Mack. @ Apr 12 2019, 12:41 PM) *
Other acts have had all four buzzed in the semi-finals which have beeen:

Antonio Poyeye (Series 5)
Kony Puppets (Series 8)
Marty Putz (Series 11)
And still Jessica Hobson hasn't had the justice that she deserves.

Forgot about those, oops. tongue.gif

How on earth did Popeye get into the semi's - no wonder Simon hates that year!



Though sadly he did die last year at just 54 years old. sad.gif

Posted by: Mack. Apr 12 2019, 03:26 PM

Yes, I do wonder how he did, what else could he do? That was sad to hear about him passing away last year.

Posted by: WhoOdyssey Apr 13 2019, 03:47 PM

A few previews for tonight's show which is at 8pm, following Stephen Mulhern's In for a Penny:





Posted by: Jack Apr 13 2019, 04:11 PM

People still watch this trash??

Posted by: WhoOdyssey Apr 13 2019, 04:24 PM

Clearly tongue.gif

Episode 1 of the auditions last week was the most watched TV show so far this year, and that's excluding on demand viewings!

Posted by: WhoOdyssey Apr 13 2019, 07:37 PM

SuBo still sounds amazing!

Posted by: Cqmerqn Apr 13 2019, 07:47 PM

Omg I’m shook at the Ant/Dec connection thing act. How on earth?!!!

Posted by: Cqmerqn Apr 13 2019, 08:23 PM

Omg Sheila is my new icon

Posted by: WhoOdyssey Apr 13 2019, 08:36 PM

Really hope Sheila makes it to the semis, absolutely died at her performance laugh.gif

Posted by: WhoOdyssey Apr 13 2019, 09:34 PM

I didn't think that comedian was as good as some of the ones last year, but he seemed like a nice guy.

Posted by: Liаm Apr 14 2019, 10:36 AM

Didn't find that comedian funny in the slightest, baffled by a golden buzzer for that....

Posted by: Suedehead2 Apr 14 2019, 10:47 AM

QUOTE(Liаm @ Apr 14 2019, 11:36 AM) *
Didn't find that comedian funny in the slightest, baffled by a golden buzzer for that....

I'm glad it wasn't just me! I know I was tired after a busy day, but I didn't even manage a slight chuckle.

Posted by: Cqmerqn Apr 14 2019, 11:26 AM

Omg I found him hilarious!

Posted by: WhoOdyssey Apr 14 2019, 04:51 PM

Also the second year in a row someone Alesha knows has got a Golden Buzzer!

Posted by: Jade Apr 14 2019, 06:23 PM

The quality this week was a huge let down. I do enjoy a joke act but it was way too focused on those this week and I didn't care much for the 'good' ones either.

I agree that we've seen much better comedians, the guy last night was alright I guess but not quite golden buzzer worthy. I was expecting Alesha to press it so Simon was a little less predictable at least. I think Lost Voice Guy and Daliso are my absolute favourites over the years in terms of comedy!

Posted by: WhoOdyssey Apr 14 2019, 08:18 PM

I feel like Simon pressed it because he knew Alesha wanted to, but it wouldn't really be fair for her to do it as she seemed to know him quite well outside the show.

Posted by: WhoOdyssey Apr 16 2019, 10:34 AM

An interesting advert for Skoda airing on the show this week - featuring Paloma Faith, The Sherlocks, Lady Leshurr, The Kingdom Choir and Alexis French.

I suppose it's got something to do with that all of those artists released covers of 'I've Gotta Be Me' the other week tongue.gif

Posted by: PaulM1983 Apr 16 2019, 12:27 PM

I was baffled by that masked magician act. That was really good!! How on earth was that even possible without Ant and Dec being in on it? The touching thing was good enough, but the scribble being identical and reading as 1989 upside down was crazy.

Posted by: WhoOdyssey Apr 16 2019, 03:48 PM

QUOTE(PaulM1983 @ Apr 16 2019, 01:27 PM) *
I was baffled by that masked magician act. That was really good!! How on earth was that even possible without Ant and Dec being in on it? The touching thing was good enough, but the scribble being identical and reading as 1989 upside down was crazy.

https://www.heart.co.uk/showbiz/tv-movies/britains-got-talent/who-is-masked-magician-identity/

There's a theory going around that the magician is actually Elizabeth from last week - becuase at the end of her act she said 'the night isn't over'.

I don't believe that tongue.gif Would seem a bit unfair to the other contestants to give her two auditions to show off her talent.

Posted by: troublepink Apr 17 2019, 08:46 AM

QUOTE(WhoOdyssey @ Apr 14 2019, 09:18 PM) *
I feel like Simon pressed it because he knew Alesha wanted to, but it wouldn't really be fair for her to do it as she seemed to know him quite well outside the show.


I said exactly the same thing to my partner when we watched it at the weekend! Because didn't she press the golden buzzer for one of her friends in a previous series too?

The comedian was good, but I didn't think he was golden buzzer good.

Posted by: PaulM1983 Apr 17 2019, 09:31 AM

QUOTE(WhoOdyssey @ Apr 16 2019, 04:48 PM) *
https://www.heart.co.uk/showbiz/tv-movies/britains-got-talent/who-is-masked-magician-identity/

There's a theory going around that the magician is actually Elizabeth from last week - becuase at the end of her act she said 'the night isn't over'.

I don't believe that tongue.gif Would seem a bit unfair to the other contestants to give her two auditions to show off her talent.


Might well be, but that doesn't get me any closer to knowing how she did this stuff. I wasn't hugely impressed with her spooky trick - quickly swapping places with an old woman and then back again didn't really do it for me, but this thing with Ant and Dec was next level.

Posted by: WhoOdyssey Apr 17 2019, 03:13 PM

QUOTE(troublepink @ Apr 17 2019, 09:46 AM) *
I said exactly the same thing to my partner when we watched it at the weekend! Because didn't she press the golden buzzer for one of her friends in a previous series too?

The comedian was good, but I didn't think he was golden buzzer good.

Yep, Alesha used her golden buzzer for Lifford Shillingford last year - but Alesha did clarify that they were not 'close friends', they'd only known each other mutually through their musical work.

Posted by: Spiceboy Apr 17 2019, 08:48 PM

That comedian wasn't that funny I have to say. He was OK and deserved to go through, but a golden buzzer wtf?

I would totally have pressed the Golden Buzzer for the primary school the week before though. As a primary school teacher myself I was bawling my eyes out halfway through the performance, every teacher in the country must want to work for that man now! wub.gif

Posted by: WhoOdyssey Apr 20 2019, 09:46 AM

Previews from tonight's show which is on again at 8pm!




Barbara's humour is right up my street laugh.gif

Posted by: WhoOdyssey Apr 20 2019, 04:50 PM

Two more previews from tonight's show - they've been building up the knifethrower on social media.



Posted by: Jαsє Apr 20 2019, 07:06 PM

I can't @ them kids being current fave to win!! laugh.gif

Posted by: lewistgreen Apr 20 2019, 07:55 PM

Barbara was brilliant!

Posted by: WhoOdyssey Apr 20 2019, 08:03 PM

Sorry, but he seemed like a very nice chap - but that definitely wasn't Golden Buzzer worthy.

Posted by: Jαsє Apr 20 2019, 08:34 PM

God this years series is dreadful drama.gif

Posted by: Jester Apr 20 2019, 08:42 PM

That entire episode was awful!

Posted by: Suedehead2 Apr 20 2019, 08:43 PM

There was nothing in tonight's episode that I particularly want to see again.

Posted by: WhoOdyssey Apr 20 2019, 08:50 PM

That golden buzzer boy is fairly famous in India apparently, even has a wiki page!

Posted by: WhoOdyssey Apr 21 2019, 11:39 AM

That was a pretty bad episode yesterday! I liked Barbara and the knife thrower - but everthing else was bad or boring. Some of the acts like the throat singer weren't even 'so bad they're good', they were 'so bad they're boring'.

That puppet bird act in the 'coming up' bit intruiged me!

Honestly BGMT is much funnier, Stephen is brilliant. tongue.gif

Posted by: Jade Apr 21 2019, 02:43 PM

I really enjoyed the quality of the first episode but it has rapidly declined with these past couple of weeks! Hope next week will be better.

Posted by: Jordan Lee Apr 21 2019, 04:06 PM

Reading these comments and I’m in agreement at last nights being poor.
Not just the worst of the series so far but genuinely one of the worst EVER.

Posted by: troublepink Apr 23 2019, 07:04 AM

How did nobody on the show recognise that Barbara is 'Holy Mary' from Phoenix Nights laugh.gif Or maybe they did and just didn't say, either way she's brilliant.

Posted by: WhoOdyssey Apr 23 2019, 07:17 AM

Simon did say he recognised her - but she said she 'hadn't done a talent show before'

Posted by: troublepink Apr 23 2019, 07:23 AM

Yeah I noticed that, and I guess if he was asking 'Barbara' then no she hasn't... thats her act... her real name is Janice Connolly and she's done her own tours etc around the country, Peter Kay noticed her at final of north west act of the year in Manchester. I remember her act on the Phoenix Nights live shows being very similar, I hope she does well in BGT biggrin.gif

Posted by: PeteFromLeeds Apr 25 2019, 03:29 PM

I wouldn't say last week's show was 'bad' per se but it wasn't amazing. Not really a fan of them giving Akshat the Golden Buzzer, I mean it's not even the first time we've had an act of that ilk on BGT and the fact he's yet another one doing the rounds on the Got Talents annoys me a bit.

Posted by: WhoOdyssey Apr 25 2019, 03:35 PM

Spoilers for an act getting to the semi's:

Sheila Simmonds has pretty much confirmed on her Insta she's in the semis based on what she's said! Not 100% sure though.

Posted by: WhoOdyssey Apr 26 2019, 07:50 PM

Previews from tomorrow's show:

Can't wait to see Derek Sandy! He's a bit of a local hero on the Isle of Wight and he performs at a lot of small local events, great to see him on TV!




Posted by: WhoOdyssey Apr 27 2019, 07:17 PM

15 minutes in and already better than last week tongue.gif

I think that magician will be a potential winner!

Posted by: Jester Apr 27 2019, 07:26 PM

This is as awful as last weeks. Dog sob story now. I used to love this show, but it’s gone right downhill so far this year. sad.gif

Posted by: Jade Apr 27 2019, 07:44 PM

Loved the rollerskating act! It was impressive anyway but felt like something different this year too.

Posted by: Suedehead2 Apr 27 2019, 07:45 PM

QUOTE(Jester @ Apr 27 2019, 08:26 PM) *
This is as awful as last weeks. Dog sob story now. I used to love this show, but it’s gone right downhill so far this year. sad.gif

He clearly took his cue from the bloke who won by being a cook in the army.

Posted by: WhoOdyssey Apr 27 2019, 07:49 PM

Derek - absolute legend tongue.gif


Posted by: Jester Apr 27 2019, 07:50 PM

QUOTE(Jade @ Apr 27 2019, 08:44 PM) *
Loved the rollerskating act! It was impressive anyway but felt like something different this year too.

Yep finally something good!

Posted by: WhoOdyssey Apr 27 2019, 07:52 PM

They reminded me of that brother & sister duo a few years ago -


Posted by: Jade Apr 27 2019, 08:01 PM

Omg the tap-dancing reindeer I can't rotf.gif

Posted by: Jester Apr 27 2019, 08:01 PM

Has this show given up on any credibility?

Posted by: Mack. Apr 27 2019, 08:02 PM

Britain's Got Delusion.

Posted by: Jαsє Apr 27 2019, 08:29 PM

THAT BEAUTIFUL DOG I AM SOBBING

NOT Amanda's "Oh that dog! How sad!" giving me Bridget in Neighbours "oh no poor libby" teas

Posted by: JosephAvery Apr 27 2019, 08:30 PM

The talent level feels down compared to usual but I'm still really enjoying this series, I've barely stopped laughing throughout all of the shows so far!

Posted by: WhoOdyssey Apr 27 2019, 08:49 PM

Sven and Elsa to win!

Posted by: WhoOdyssey Apr 28 2019, 10:48 AM

I've watched this too many times now laugh.gif


Posted by: lewistgreen Apr 28 2019, 10:51 AM

Those tap dancing shots of Sven alone are a meme waiting to happen

Posted by: Spiceboy Apr 29 2019, 12:45 AM

I have to say, while I am still enjoying the show, the 'talent' is really subpar this year. I've only really liked the Primary school and the magician who did the trick with the movies.

Posted by: PeteFromLeeds Apr 29 2019, 09:17 PM

Yeah, the dog act was very Marc Spelman, I feel like the public will see straight through it really. Georgia was a great singer with a great song but 3rd in Junior Eurovision... is that too much?

Posted by: WhoOdyssey May 3 2019, 08:13 PM

Love a record attempt tongue.gif


Posted by: UltraME! May 3 2019, 08:18 PM

Elsa & Sven need to win.

Posted by: Cqmerqn May 4 2019, 07:17 PM

Omg Conchita SHOOK

Posted by: WhoOdyssey May 4 2019, 07:30 PM

Thought that comedian-magician was brilliant!

Posted by: Cqmerqn May 4 2019, 07:36 PM

It was quite clearly an absorbing cup but still, he was funny laugh.gif

Posted by: Suedehead2 May 4 2019, 08:52 PM

Well that was an improvement on the last couple weeks.

Posted by: WhoOdyssey May 4 2019, 09:33 PM

Best act of the week on BGMT laugh.gif


Posted by: PeteFromLeeds May 6 2019, 01:01 PM

So why was the woman who sang and did the aerial stuff buzzed off but those Dutch girls who's only 'talent' was to be able to appear behind some sheets sent through with flying stars? It would've been the other way round for me.

And that comic/magician was definitely the best of the night.

Posted by: PaulM1983 May 7 2019, 01:25 PM

Neither were good, but the aerialist/singer was absolutely awful. I cringed so hard I chipped a tooth.

As for the Dutch girls, they ruined that trick with stupid camera angles. We could see the boxes and cages extended well beyond the fake wall, but the audience wouldn't have been able to see that. It would have looked more impressive for them. It was still very basic though.

Posted by: WhoOdyssey May 11 2019, 04:57 PM

Back tonight in 1hr 30 - 3 audition shows left!

Posted by: WhoOdyssey May 11 2019, 07:16 PM

Do all magicians have to be 'creepy' now laugh.gif

Posted by: Jester May 11 2019, 07:41 PM

This programme is getting worse. All mediocre tonight so far! I miss this programme being good - argh what happened?!

Posted by: WhoOdyssey May 11 2019, 07:46 PM

I was just thinking the same thing. So many acts have a 'message' without the performance itself being any special.

I did enjoy that Chelsea Pensioner though.

Posted by: Suedehead2 May 11 2019, 08:22 PM

It picked up a bit at the end with the magician and the Stevie Wonder medley, but apart from that it was another mediocre episode.

Posted by: JosephAvery May 11 2019, 08:29 PM

QUOTE(Suedehead2 @ May 11 2019, 09:22 PM) *
It picked up a bit at the end with the magician and the Stevie Wonder medley, but apart from that it was another mediocre episode.

I'd agree with this! Definitely my least favourite episode of the series so far sad.gif

Posted by: WhoOdyssey May 11 2019, 09:07 PM

Bloody hell none of the golden buzzers this year are anything special this year.

Loved that magician at the end.

Posted by: WhoOdyssey May 11 2019, 09:15 PM

Apparently that band at the end are with McFly's management - and have been writing with Tom Fletcher...

Posted by: PaulM1983 May 12 2019, 11:19 AM

I couldn't be less shocked at that. As soon as I heard they were already all theatre kids, I said to my other half they're definitely already known to people. They were invited to audition and Simon probably already knew them. His questions before they performed were not convincing at all. I didn't like them. It was noisy and messy and the singer's voice has no character to it. It's not appealing at all.

As for the magician, I liked him but that audience member was the worst actress. She spoiled that as her rehearsed shock and looking around was so cringe. I'm assuming twins that can get themselves into pretty small spaces (the base of the cage). But I still enjoyed it because he's got great stage presence and confidence about him.

Posted by: WhoOdyssey May 12 2019, 03:23 PM

Yeah his whole presentation was brilliant, and so was the egg trick.

I think if he steps it up for the semis he will he a strong contender.

Posted by: Mack. May 12 2019, 03:29 PM

Very few good acts going through this year.

Posted by: WhoOdyssey May 12 2019, 10:27 PM

Tbh I haven't completely given up hope yet.

There were some decent acts who could step it up for the live shows, I remember there were a few of them last year.

Posted by: Liаm May 13 2019, 12:55 AM

Ben Hart is STUNNING wub.gif

I haven't even watched this series properly but what I have seen catching up on the acts on YT really isn't great, there hasn't been a single act who I've really thought could or should go all the way that I've seen.

Posted by: PeteFromLeeds May 13 2019, 08:47 PM

That boy band were really mediocre, I've seen better bands at my high school concerts.

Posted by: WhoOdyssey May 13 2019, 09:46 PM

Ah but were those bands in School of Rock the Musical and working with McFly's Tom Fletcher? tongue.gif

Posted by: PeteFromLeeds May 14 2019, 08:52 AM

Are you implying that having those two things actively makes your band worse? kink.gif

Posted by: Serhat Mack May 17 2019, 10:34 PM

Live semi-finals will be shown on the week commencing Monday 27, confirmed by Tellymix

https://tellymix.co.uk/reality-tv/britains-got-talent/400903-when-are-the-britains-got-talent-2019-live-shows-dates-and-times-confirmed.html

Posted by: UltraME! May 18 2019, 10:17 AM

QUOTE(Serhat Mack @ May 17 2019, 11:34 PM) *
Live semi-finals will be shown on the week commencing Monday 27, confirmed by Tellymix

https://tellymix.co.uk/reality-tv/britains-got-talent/400903-when-are-the-britains-got-talent-2019-live-shows-dates-and-times-confirmed.html

I really think/hope Taylor is gonna perform on one of the first two live shows 😍

Posted by: WhoOdyssey May 18 2019, 10:43 AM

That would be amazing! What makes you think that though?

Last year we got Rita Ora, Tokio Myers and a load of musicals.

I imagine we'll definitely get Lost Voice Guy and Susan Boyle (with her new album out that week) and probably James Arthur.

Posted by: UltraME! May 18 2019, 10:47 AM

QUOTE(WhoOdyssey @ May 18 2019, 11:43 AM) *
That would be amazing! What makes you think that though?

She's on Graham Norton next Friday (so she'll v likely still be in England when the live shows start) and she seems to be doing every single promo spot possible atm 😂😍

Posted by: Wall May 18 2019, 10:49 AM

I'm thinking

Taylor Swift
Lewis Capaldi
James Arthur
Last Years Winners
Little Mix
Musical

Posted by: WhoOdyssey May 18 2019, 11:10 AM

Surely no chance we'll see Little Mix now Syco split with them?

Posted by: Cqmerqn May 18 2019, 11:52 AM

Ellie is doing a lot of promo atm too

Posted by: Wall May 18 2019, 12:40 PM

she needs to

but even simon shaded her on x factor

Posted by: Common Sense May 18 2019, 02:51 PM

There's a church choir on tonight so you just know they'll get put through. Up against Eurovision but I'll watch BGT then go over to BBC1.

Posted by: WhoOdyssey May 18 2019, 07:19 PM

To be fair, the choir was decent. One of the better one's they've had!

Posted by: dobbo May 19 2019, 02:11 PM

I wouldn't say this series has lacked talent per sé, it's more of "seen it all before" kinda attitude. If all that happened in series 2 or 3 people would be going crazy.

Another small bugbear is that it just doesn't feel as special when someone knocks it out the park anymore as the show has evolved & expanded so much since its inception. You'll never get another magic moment like Paul Potts/Susan Boyle again, ordinary people with hidden talents as almost all the acts now have been professionally coached/trained or appeared in other similar talent contests previously so nothing surprises people anymore. It was a better watch when it the show was still in its infancy in that sense. Having said that, it's almost always the international acts that do offer someone different on the series nowadays like with the sword balancing guys - this act is the only one that's genuinely made my proverbial jaw drop throughout the whole series thus far.

Posted by: Serhat Mack May 19 2019, 03:54 PM

It was OK albeit underwhelming watching last night's episode on ITV2.

Posted by: dobbo May 19 2019, 06:10 PM

QUOTE(WhoOdyssey @ May 11 2019, 10:07 PM) *
Bloody hell none of the golden buzzers this year are anything special this year.


That has almost always been the case ever since that feature was introduced. The one only this year who was any good was the Maltese singer, the comedian & the dancer were dreadful, the boyband were boring & the school choir wasn't anything special.

Posted by: WhoOdyssey May 19 2019, 06:14 PM

Just realised I put 'this year' twice in that, apologies for the poor grammar tongue.gif

Posted by: WhoOdyssey May 24 2019, 09:09 AM

BTS have been confirmed to perform on one of the semis!

I'm not a massive fan (though Boy With Luv is quite good, so hopefully they perform that), but it's good that they're getting someone different this year.

Posted by: PeteFromLeeds May 24 2019, 02:49 PM

Quite the coincidence but I've been reading the Now 100 Artists book and there's a bit on what happened the month each NOW was released and it mentions Jimmy Tamley (ventriloquist from this series) winning the show New Faces of '87, beating Joe Pasquale ohmy.gif (random I know but thought I'd mention it!)

Posted by: Mack. May 25 2019, 08:43 PM

Britain's Got Talent 2019 semi-finalists

Flakefleet Primary School - GOLDEN BUZZER - Flakefleet Primary School is a group of school children aged 5-11 from Lancashire
Kojo Anim - GOLDEN BUZZER - Stand up comedian
Akshat Singh - GOLDEN BUZZER - 13-year-old dancer
Giorgia Borg - GOLDEN BUZZER - 10 year old singer from Malta
Chapter 13 - GOLDEN BUZZER - Band made up of 14-year-old Jacob, 15-year-old Noah, 15-year-old Tom and 15-year-old Jake.
John Archer - 58-year-old comedian magician
Ursula Burns - Singing harpist
Dave and Finn - 42 year old policeman from Buntingford and his magical dog Finn.
Dance groups KNE, aged 22-35
Iconic - Dance group Iconic made up of young kids aged 7-11
Gonzo - 33-year-old "extreme tambourinist" from Japan
The Queen - Drag comedy 'The Queen' gave the judges' a roasting.
Barbara Nice - Comedian
X - Mystery mentalist magic act
Mark McMullan - 23-year-old singer from Northern Ireland
Faith Tucker - Faith Tucker is an 18-year-old singer from Nottingham.
Rosie and Adam (Rollabatics) - Rosie, 21, and Adam, 38 from Blackpool are rollerbladers
Colin Thackery - 88-year-old singer
Khronos Girls - All female dance group Khronos Girls from Croydon
Angels Inc. - All woman magic troupe Angels Inc
Rob King - 28-year-old singer from Manchester
Tony Rudd - 58-year-old Comedy impressionist
Vardanyan Brothers - The Vardanyan Brothers are aged 28 and 32 from Russia.
Matt Stirling - 46 year old stunt magician
Leanne Mya - 31-year-old singer from London
Jimmy Tamley - A 64-year-old professional comedian ventriloquist from Devon.
Guy First (State of Fart) - Hand musician
Jonathan Goodwin - Stuntman and magician
Brian Gilligan - 32-year-old music teacher from Dublin
The Haunting (Elizabeth) - Mysterious magical who goes by the name Elizabeth.
Graeme Mathews - 34 year old comedy magic act from Essex
Siobhan Phillips - 42-year-old comedy singer from Wakefield.
Ben Hart - Magician from London
Brotherhood - Group of masked magicians
Duo A&J - Aerialists Duo A&J are made up of from Julia from Coventry and Alex from the Ukraine.
Fabulous Sisters - Dance group Fabulous Sisters are an all female group aged 12-26 from Japan.
Gomonov Knife Show - Knife throwing duo made up of Andrei Gomonov and Daria Sheremet
Jacob Jones - Singing barber
Kerr James - 12-year-old singer from Glasgow
4MG - A group of magicians made up of 18-year-old Harry, 17-year-old Theo, 17-year-old Josh and 19-year-old James.

Posted by: Mack. May 26 2019, 04:00 PM

Semi-final 1 Line-Up

Rollabatics (Rosie and Adam)
The Haunting (Elizabeth)
Dave and Finn
KNE
Akshat Singh
Tony Rudd
Flakefleet Primary School
Brian Gilligan

Posted by: WhoOdyssey May 26 2019, 05:17 PM

Poor Sheila Simmonds not getting through sad.gif

The guests for the live shows have been confirmed:

BTS - Boy With Luv
James Arthur - Falling Like the Stars
On Your Feet! (Gloria Estefan musical)
Joseph and the Technicolour Dreamcoat (medley with Sheridan Smith and Jason Donovan)
Six (musical)

Susan Boyle & Michael Ball - A Million Dreams
Diversity

Posted by: UltraME! May 26 2019, 05:22 PM

Christ what an exciting lineup again x BTS should be fun tho *.*

I knew Taylor wasn't gonna be on it as she's now in France but I was hoping they'd get at least some people I stanned 😂

Posted by: PeteFromLeeds May 27 2019, 09:02 AM

Not seen this week's BGT yet and won't be able to catch up until my exams are over on Sat (and BGT is over sad.gif ) but wanted to say that I've seen John Archer perform at my church twice! He's very good, but as with most of the acts on here, also quite well known.

Posted by: WhoOdyssey May 27 2019, 09:48 AM

Just found out John Archer was one of the magicians on the 2010(ish) CBBC show Help My Supply Teacher is Magic - loved that show! Thought I'd recognised him, he's very good.


Posted by: Wall May 27 2019, 10:10 AM

CAN THEY STOP WITH JAMES ARTHUR

PLEASE.

Posted by: WhoOdyssey May 27 2019, 10:38 AM

Syco need someone to promote tongue.gif

Posted by: Jade May 27 2019, 12:56 PM

Oh BTS are a really good guest! Not so enthused about the rest except Diversity though kink.gif

Starting with ‘On Your Feet!’ musical tonight apparently.

Posted by: WhoOdyssey May 27 2019, 01:08 PM

Another good year for comedy/comedy-entertainers this year. I don't think there's an obvious winner yet, I think one of the more 'alright' acts from the auditions will step their game up like a few did last year.

Posted by: WhoOdyssey May 27 2019, 03:56 PM

Tonight I think going through will definitely be Flakefleet Primary School.

Not sure about the second one, is definitely very open. I'll go with The Haunting, though Tony Rudd is my dark horse. I think he'll be incredible or absolutely shit tongue.gif

Posted by: WhoOdyssey May 27 2019, 06:38 PM

Opening with Akshat, not much different from his audition.

Posted by: dandy* May 27 2019, 06:44 PM

Surprised they're having two golden buzzer acts in the same night.

Posted by: Liаm May 27 2019, 06:50 PM

First time I've watched since the first audition show and this is actually embarrassing mellow.gif

Posted by: WhoOdyssey May 27 2019, 06:53 PM

Tony was brilliant! He's got to go through biggrin.gif

Posted by: WhoOdyssey May 27 2019, 07:01 PM

Lost Without You, what an original choice! nocheer.gif

Posted by: Jade May 27 2019, 07:13 PM

Did Amanda just drop an f-bomb?! lmao laugh.gif

Posted by: Mack. May 27 2019, 07:14 PM

Yes, that was a.clear F-bomb.

Posted by: Mack. May 27 2019, 07:17 PM


Posted by: WhoOdyssey May 27 2019, 07:18 PM

She was brilliant! The trick was pretty simple I thought but the production and Amanda's reaction made up for that!

Posted by: Jade May 27 2019, 07:19 PM

Yeah I agree, the presentation of the trick made it far more gripping than these acts usually are! My favourite so far tonight.

Posted by: Mack. May 27 2019, 07:22 PM

And then the children's choir follows that's pretty f***ed up.

Posted by: Rooney May 27 2019, 07:23 PM

Totally here for Amanda dropping the F-bomb laugh.gif Thought she was just acting and it was all staged until she dropped that clanger!

Posted by: Liаm May 27 2019, 07:23 PM

Maybe I'm just dead inside but HOW are these kids favourite to win?! Like bless them they're adorable having fun but it's not a talent to have a bit of fun on stage

Posted by: dandy* May 27 2019, 07:23 PM

That was sort of okay - but it was sooooo long winded and the magic element was incredibly basic.

Posted by: Jαsє May 27 2019, 07:24 PM

What's talented about these kids? I don't get it? laugh.gif

Posted by: Jαsє May 27 2019, 07:26 PM

QUOTE(Liаm @ May 27 2019, 08:23 PM) *
Maybe I'm just dead inside but HOW are these kids favourite to win?! Like bless them they're adorable having fun but it's not a talent to have a bit of fun on stage


They're favourite? omg WHAT laugh.gif The finalists must be atrocious this year then.. mellow.gif

Posted by: WhoOdyssey May 27 2019, 07:27 PM

Thought it was a bit samey as their audition. Still pretty good though, reminds me of the film Nativity.

Posted by: Rooney May 27 2019, 07:29 PM

I've not caught up with the show, but I can usually spot the winner a mile off. Suspect these kids will win the audition but not the whole show. I certainly can't see them winning. Top 3 deffo.

Posted by: Liаm May 27 2019, 07:31 PM

I'd be so annoyed if I was like a singer or magician who had honed their craft to get beaten by a school play slash Sainsbury's Christmas advert laugh.gif

Posted by: WhoOdyssey May 27 2019, 07:34 PM

Talk about baiting with a 'message'

Posted by: Jade May 27 2019, 07:36 PM

Yeah this act just leaves me cold? The dancing is basic and the message just feels shoehorned. This was better than their audition though which felt really random

Posted by: Liаm May 27 2019, 07:37 PM

I really liked that, not usually a huge fan of that kind of dance act but they were pretty good! That might just be me wanting ANYTHING that isn't kids pratting about or a guy with a bowl on his head saying he's Buzz Lightyear tho

Posted by: WhoOdyssey May 27 2019, 07:38 PM

Excuse me Tony was brilliant!

Posted by: Liаm May 27 2019, 07:40 PM

I would die for this dog

Posted by: WhoOdyssey May 27 2019, 07:40 PM

"Over his career Finn has caught 100s of criminals. How many do you think?"

"52"

Posted by: dandy* May 27 2019, 07:41 PM

I enjoyed the dance act way more than the audition from them, the choreography worked a lot better.

I don't care for this dog magician act at all - didn't like it in the semi finals much either.

Posted by: WhoOdyssey May 27 2019, 07:45 PM

Still not a fan of them, never a fan of videos in magic.

Posted by: dandy* May 27 2019, 07:45 PM

Is it me or were the letters at the end simply NOT the ones the judges chose?


And the video section was clearly just edited - the clock time could easily be altered, same with the names and numbers.

Posted by: Simon. May 27 2019, 07:45 PM

The dog and the magic police man, I didn’t believe any of that, was ridiculous.

Posted by: Liаm May 27 2019, 07:46 PM

That's just using the dog saving him and the puppies to manipulate votes, the act itself was pretty dull and has been done before but way way better.

The talent level was rock bottom tonight, bar the dancers I guess, and the magician was by far the best but even that was bolstered by the presentation and the trick itself was quite basic.

Posted by: Jade May 27 2019, 07:48 PM

Rosie & Adam to save this semi-final please! Loved them last time

Posted by: LB1108 May 27 2019, 07:49 PM

Yeah pretty sure he just changed all the letters to spell out “future” - hardly magic that? unsure.gif

Posted by: Liаm May 27 2019, 07:49 PM

Oh wait there's another laugh.gif

Posted by: Rooney May 27 2019, 07:49 PM

QUOTE(dandy* @ May 27 2019, 08:45 PM) *
Is it me or were the letters at the end simply NOT the ones the judges chose?
And the video section was clearly just edited - the clock time could easily be altered, same with the names and numbers.


Of course it was, but how did he do it!

Posted by: WhoOdyssey May 27 2019, 07:55 PM

I still can't believe Donchez came 3rd last year. Legend.

Posted by: Jade May 27 2019, 07:56 PM

That didn't feel quite as flawless as their audition but they'll still be getting all of my votes, so compelling to watch!

Posted by: Liаm May 27 2019, 07:59 PM

Give me something dangerous and edge of your seat than stupidity or emotional manipulation anyday laugh.gif That was very good!

Posted by: WhoOdyssey May 27 2019, 08:09 PM

5 votes for Tony

Posted by: WhoOdyssey May 27 2019, 08:44 PM

Ayy bit of Bastille in the background there

Posted by: Jade May 27 2019, 08:54 PM

Oh I thought Rosie & Adam would've been fine with the pimp slot factored in sad.gif not even top 3? aww.

Posted by: dandy* May 27 2019, 08:55 PM

Oh FFS!!! Honestly my least favourite act of the night. manson.gif

Posted by: Jade May 27 2019, 08:55 PM

Dave & Finn?! Okay I know this show is obsessed with dog acts but seriously laugh.gif really thought Flakefleet would've been first.

Posted by: Jαsє May 27 2019, 08:58 PM

What a f***ing joke manson.gif

Posted by: Liаm May 27 2019, 08:59 PM

I'd be fuming if I had an actual talent and lost to emotional manipulation and a school play laugh.gif

Posted by: Jade May 27 2019, 08:59 PM

What a terrible start to the results laugh.gif drama.gif

Posted by: lewistgreen May 27 2019, 09:00 PM

Nah sorry it should’ve been The Haunting and Flakefleet both through and not the dog act :shrug:

Posted by: Suedehead2 May 27 2019, 09:06 PM

So the British public have voted for a police officer accompanied by a dog who doesn't do anything. What a farce.

Posted by: WhoOdyssey May 27 2019, 09:23 PM

Bit of a joke that, The Haunting should've definitely gone through - hopefully she'll be the wildcard.

Much better lineup on tomorrow's show!

Posted by: Mack. May 27 2019, 09:25 PM

Yes it is a shame what happened to Finn the dog back in 2016. I'm glad he has recovered from it.

But all he did was have a tennis ball in his mouth.


Posted by: Mack. May 27 2019, 09:27 PM

Flakefleet they released a Christmas song, didn't they?

The Haunting, yes people.may complain but that was something out of the ordinary.


Posted by: WhoOdyssey May 27 2019, 09:30 PM

QUOTE(Mack. @ May 27 2019, 10:27 PM) *
Flakefleet they released a Christmas song, didn't they?

The Haunting, yes people.may complain but that was something out of the ordinary.

Oh it's that school! Got to #64

Is that headteacher desperate for fame?

Posted by: Liаm May 27 2019, 09:37 PM

The most offputting thing for me is that he is just using the dog really, it broke my heart that he got stabbed and honestly bless his heart for protecting his handler but it wasn't even a dog act. To bring out the puppies as well, it just felt like he knew the act was average at best and amped it up with cute puppies and a hero dog. But it's not Surprise Surprise, it's meant to be a TALENT show and it feels like for certain acts it's more about the circumstance or story. Granted, we always need a heartwarming story or a bit of fun, but when did that become more important than just simply being a great and talented act?

Posted by: WhoOdyssey May 27 2019, 09:40 PM

Mabel performing on BGMT tonight

Posted by: WhoOdyssey May 27 2019, 09:47 PM

Tomorrow's acts:

The Queen
State of the Fart
Vardanyan Brothers
Siobhan Phillips
Giorgia Borg
Matt Stirling
Faith Tucker
4MG

Much better than today I think - I reckon going through will be Matt Stirling and 4MG (really depends on the performances). I don't think Giorgia was anything special, and that seemed to be the reaction online.

My dark horse is Siobhan Phillips tongue.gif But I can't wait for State of the Fart, I actually thought his audition was really good!

Posted by: Mack. May 28 2019, 01:29 PM

'State of the Fart', a one-trick pony a la Antonio Popeye?


Posted by: WhoOdyssey May 28 2019, 03:39 PM

Don't know, there really was only one thing Popeye could do. You can't change that up at all.

State of the Fart could do harder or faster songs.

Posted by: Common Sense May 28 2019, 03:54 PM

Elizabeth's audition was far better than last night's Haunting offering.

Still think the boyband will win it.

Posted by: WhoOdyssey May 28 2019, 04:59 PM

Yesterday's show was up 200k from 2018's first semi!

Posted by: Common Sense May 28 2019, 05:01 PM

Tonight's line up but not necessarily in order of appearance.

The Queen
State of the Fart
Vardanyan Brothers
Siobhan Phillips
Giorgia Borg
Matt Stirling
Faith Tucker
4MG


Looks stronger than last night.

Posted by: Liаm May 28 2019, 06:39 PM

jesus christ what the actual f*** is this The Queen act

Posted by: WhoOdyssey May 28 2019, 06:54 PM

Already better than yesterday! Particularly loved State of the Fart laugh.gif

Posted by: Lee_J11 May 28 2019, 06:56 PM

What a start!

The actual queen and then a man farting to Toxic *_*

Posted by: Liаm May 28 2019, 06:59 PM

This is even worse than last night so far, absolutely embarrassing mellow.gif

Hopefully these brothers are better

Posted by: Mack. May 28 2019, 07:04 PM

Too similar to the Giang brothers....

Posted by: Mack. May 28 2019, 07:11 PM

It was all right, reminded me of a Eurovision song a bit.

Posted by: WhoOdyssey May 28 2019, 07:14 PM

Not as good as her audition, don't think she'll make it through

Posted by: Mack. May 28 2019, 07:38 PM

Seen it all before with Victoria Wood.

Posted by: dandy* May 28 2019, 07:43 PM

I really hope Faith is good tonight, thought she was good in the auditions

Posted by: Mack. May 28 2019, 07:45 PM

Let me guess, Stavros Flatley are there.....

Posted by: Suedehead2 May 28 2019, 08:01 PM

QUOTE(Mack. @ May 28 2019, 08:38 PM) *
Seen it all before with Victoria Wood.

At least they mentioned the similarities with Victoria Wood this time. She's not as good as her, but then not many people are.

Posted by: Liаm May 28 2019, 08:05 PM

I was disappointed in Siobhan tonight, I agree with Simon that her VT song was better than the actual performance!

The final two acts tonight were light years ahead of anything from either this show or last night's.

Posted by: WhoOdyssey May 28 2019, 08:05 PM

I'm going for 5 votes to Matt!

Posted by: dandy* May 28 2019, 08:33 PM

Faith was the best by a mile for me.

I enjoyed Siobhan too. She is a Victoria Wood tribute act but I loved Victoria Wood’s style of comedy so I’m fine with it.

Posted by: Rooney May 28 2019, 08:54 PM

Who tf is voting this year!?! laugh.gif

Posted by: dandy* May 28 2019, 08:55 PM

manson.gif

Posted by: Liаm May 28 2019, 08:57 PM

Absolutely have no words for Faith not even being top 3 mellow.gif

Posted by: Jade May 28 2019, 09:00 PM

The pimp slot act flopping again ohmy.gif

Posted by: dandy* May 28 2019, 09:00 PM

Very happy for Siobhan as I really wasn’t expecting her to get through.

Posted by: JosephAvery May 28 2019, 09:01 PM

That was my personal top 3 so great results!! Shame for Matt though because his act is different yet still really entertaining.

Posted by: WhoOdyssey May 28 2019, 09:20 PM

Really like the top 2 who went through, but I preferred Matt to Siobhan.

Posted by: Mack. May 28 2019, 10:09 PM

Britain's Got More Talent never used to be so 'adult' oriented, I don't think.

Posted by: WhoOdyssey May 28 2019, 10:18 PM

What do you mean by that?

Posted by: Mack. May 28 2019, 10:23 PM

I meant with the swearing and that game which looked as people were doing it under the covers.

Posted by: WhoOdyssey May 28 2019, 10:25 PM

To be fair, Britain's Got More Talent (the game you're on about) has been doing that sort of hilarious stuff for years laugh.gif

Posted by: WhoOdyssey May 29 2019, 08:20 AM

Every week on the 'coming up' for the next episode they showed a clip of an act of two giant puppet bird costumes - but they never showed it tongue.gif

Posted by: WhoOdyssey May 29 2019, 02:49 PM

Tonight's lineup:

Angels Inc - Magic Group
Rob King - Singer
KNE - Dance Troupe
John Archer - Comedic Magician
Chapter 13 - Boyband
Colin Thackery - Chelsea Pensioner Singer
Gomonov Knife Show - Danger Act
Kojo Anim - Comedian

Tough one tonight to call. I think it's really open, especially with the comedians as they could sink or swim. No-one particularly outstanding tonight, John Archer is my dark horse.

Posted by: WhoOdyssey May 29 2019, 04:45 PM

James Arthur is also tonght's guest performing 'Falling Like the Stars'

Posted by: WhoOdyssey May 29 2019, 06:56 PM

Not a great start - don't think Angels Inc should've got through and the singer wasn't as good as his audition (still decent though)

looking forward to John next.

Posted by: Liаm May 29 2019, 07:08 PM

This year is absolutely abysmal, good christ mellow.gif Tonight so far is awful too

Posted by: WhoOdyssey May 29 2019, 07:14 PM

Loved John, absolutely hilarious! He's got to go through.

Posted by: JosephAvery May 29 2019, 07:17 PM

I was cackling with laughter at John, absolutely brilliant. Original and entertaining. Everything else so far tonight has been awful so he was a breath of fresh air!

Posted by: Liаm May 29 2019, 07:18 PM

Couldn't see a lot in him personally, he's the best so far easily tho

Posted by: WhoOdyssey May 29 2019, 07:30 PM

Very positive reaction online for John as well!

Posted by: Suedehead2 May 29 2019, 07:33 PM

QUOTE(WhoOdyssey @ May 29 2019, 07:56 PM) *
Not a great start - don't think Angels Inc should've got through and the singer wasn't as good as his audition (still decent though)

looking forward to John next.

Am I the only one getting fed up with judges going on about "girl power" and the rest of it? If an act was doing something traditionally done by men, it would be worth mentioning. However, that was just a dance act that happened to be all women. After all, they didn't deem it necessary to mention that another dance act was all men.

Posted by: Liаm May 29 2019, 07:38 PM

LOVE this series of Britain's Got Emotional Blackmail xx

I sound awful and heartless but I'm fed up of seemingly every act with half a chance having some kind of story or circumstance to bolster it rather than the show just being about talent :/

Posted by: Suedehead2 May 29 2019, 07:39 PM

QUOTE(WhoOdyssey @ May 29 2019, 07:56 PM) *
Not a great start - don't think Angels Inc should've got through and the singer wasn't as good as his audition (still decent though)

looking forward to John next.

I hate to admit it, but I was thinking Memory was a dull choice of song long before Cowell said it. I like the singer and he's got a decent voice, but he could have highlighted that far more with a better choice of song.

Posted by: WhoOdyssey May 29 2019, 07:45 PM

Still don't find Kojo funny, especially compared with John tonight.


Posted by: Liаm May 29 2019, 07:46 PM

Kojo was absolutely hilarious, first act of the week I'd say I *really* enjoyed!

Posted by: Lee_J11 May 29 2019, 07:49 PM

John, Colin, Kojo and the boyband all fighting for a top 3 place it looks like then...

Posted by: WhoOdyssey May 29 2019, 07:49 PM

Maybe I just don't get his humour then tongue.gif

The Twitter reaction has been pretty bad for him.

Posted by: Liаm May 29 2019, 07:55 PM

good christ this boyband.............. I simply don't have the words manson.gif

Posted by: Jαsє May 29 2019, 07:55 PM

WHAT is THIS

Posted by: Liаm May 29 2019, 07:55 PM

This is like a shit soap storyline where the kids try and make a band and it lasts for like 3 episodes

Posted by: Jαsє May 29 2019, 07:57 PM

Standing ovation for that f***ing racket? Oh

Posted by: WhoOdyssey May 29 2019, 08:02 PM

I thought the song was alright (thanks to McFly's Tom no doubt), but there style is so manufactured and I can't listen to a voice that high pitched laugh.gif

Posted by: WhoOdyssey May 29 2019, 08:18 PM

5 votes for John from me!

Posted by: Liаm May 29 2019, 08:53 PM

Omg pimp slot curse LMAOOOO !!!!

Colin is winning this whole thing isn't he? :')

Posted by: Jαsє May 29 2019, 08:55 PM

Bless Colin laugh.gif

Posted by: Lee_J11 May 29 2019, 08:58 PM

What an abysmal final this is turning out to be

Posted by: Suedehead2 May 29 2019, 08:58 PM

Is this a deliberate attempt to get the British public banned from voting for anything ever again?

Posted by: Jαsє May 29 2019, 08:59 PM

And yeah, Colin's got this in the bag

Posted by: Lee_J11 May 29 2019, 08:59 PM

Omg did you see that finalist board - Siobhan had been replaced by Matt ohmy.gif laugh.gif

Posted by: WhoOdyssey May 29 2019, 09:22 PM

What a joke! Judges votes should he scrapped, I bet John was second.

Hopefully he'll he the wildcard, with two magicians already in the final.

Posted by: Common Sense May 29 2019, 10:32 PM

Tomorrow's Acts.

Duo A & J - Aerobatics
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tl7MQ-56XSQ&=

Lil' Icons - Dance Troupe
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghNyKgVooe0&=

Graeme Matthews - Comedic Magician
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0vibKw2sY4&=

Mark McMullan - Singer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3VUINOMgN0&=

Jimmy Tamley - Ventriloquist
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjJjQHCtav0&=

Kerr James - Singer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORBaK2W3Vkk&=

Ben Hart - Magician
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pz-zTAz9A6Y&=

Ursula Burns - Harpist
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aaRToaqGarc&=

Posted by: WhoOdyssey May 29 2019, 10:49 PM

For tomorrow I'll go for Graeme and Ben Hart - I'd also be very happy with both of them.

My dark horse is Jimmy Tamley

Posted by: Mack. May 30 2019, 08:45 AM

Chapter 13 were so sure they were through, the look on their faces when they didn't make the Top 3.

Posted by: WhoOdyssey May 30 2019, 10:43 AM

Just realised Lost Voice Guy isn't performing this week! Is this the first time the previous winner hasn't returned?

Unless they're keeping him as a surprise for the final.

Posted by: WhoOdyssey May 30 2019, 04:47 PM

The Sun are reporting that Brotherhood (masked magicians) have pulled out. I wonder why?

And if they'll get a replacement in time.

Posted by: Common Sense May 30 2019, 04:57 PM

QUOTE(WhoOdyssey @ May 30 2019, 05:47 PM) *
The Sun are reporting that Brotherhood (masked magicians) have pulled out. I wonder why?



Said to be safety issues. ITV are not convinced that the act will be safe on a live show given what they intend to do. They were asked to change or modify it a bit but chose to withdraw instead. The other acts weren't happy for them to be pre-recorded either.

Posted by: Jordan Lee May 30 2019, 05:38 PM

I’d be shocked if Mark wasn’t in the top 3 tonight I think he’s got tonight’s show in the bag.

I’ve called all three winners this year so far but got the rest of the bottom 3 wrong each night.

Posted by: WhoOdyssey May 30 2019, 05:46 PM

I don't know about Mark. The singers so far this year haven't done too well other than the soldier yesterday - and he was a bit different.

Posted by: Liаm May 30 2019, 05:55 PM

Mark's got the story and that seems to practically nail you for top 3 this series laugh.gif

Posted by: WhoOdyssey May 30 2019, 05:58 PM

It is quite a weak semi actually, he probably will be top 3 tongue.gif

Not sure he'll win though, I'd still go for Graeme or Ben. John not going through yesterday certainly will help Graeme.

Posted by: Common Sense May 30 2019, 06:14 PM

QUOTE(Mack. @ May 30 2019, 09:45 AM) *
Chapter 13 were so sure they were through, the look on their faces when they didn't make the Top 3.



Everyone thought they'd win the semi or at least be top 3. Yeah they were gobsmacked as I was too. Bet not many tipped the old guy to win the semi.

Posted by: Suedehead2 May 30 2019, 06:22 PM

QUOTE(Common Sense @ May 30 2019, 07:14 PM) *
Everyone thought they'd win the semi or at least be top 3. Yeah they were gobsmacked as I was too. Bet not many tipped the old guy to win the semi.

They don't normally leave acts as young as that until the last two to be announced unless they have gone through. If they had cottoned on to that, they would have been even more convinced they were in the top three.

Posted by: Common Sense May 30 2019, 06:36 PM

QUOTE(WhoOdyssey @ May 30 2019, 05:47 PM) *
The Sun are reporting that Brotherhood (masked magicians) have pulled out. I wonder why?

And if they'll get a replacement in time.



Replaced by Libby and Charlie

Posted by: Brett-Butler May 30 2019, 06:37 PM

Remember Minipops? Of course not, there's a good reason for that. Why Britain's Got Talent is happy enough with this is beyond me.

Posted by: WhoOdyssey May 30 2019, 06:41 PM

QUOTE(Brett-Butler @ May 30 2019, 07:37 PM) *
Remember Minipops? Of course not, there's a good reason for that. Why Britain's Got Talent is happy enough with this is beyond me.

Didn't Charlie Brooker do a bit on that? tongue.gif

Posted by: WhoOdyssey May 30 2019, 06:42 PM

QUOTE(Common Sense @ May 30 2019, 07:36 PM) *
Replaced by Libby and Charlie

They could've at least got Sheila Simmonds!

Posted by: Common Sense May 30 2019, 06:42 PM

QUOTE(Brett-Butler @ May 30 2019, 07:37 PM) *
Remember Minipops? Of course not, there's a good reason for that. Why Britain's Got Talent is happy enough with this is beyond me.



It's crap and has no chance of going through.

Posted by: Brett-Butler May 30 2019, 06:49 PM

Ursula is quite popular locally with my musical friends. She really is as mad as a box of frogs in real life.

Although she was probably quite scundered filming that intro.

Posted by: WhoOdyssey May 30 2019, 06:50 PM

It was just a bit boring, bit of a waste of a slot.

Posted by: WhoOdyssey May 30 2019, 07:02 PM

His voice sounds very put on, like a music teacher has taught him to sing that way.

Posted by: WhoOdyssey May 30 2019, 07:18 PM

Yes Graeme!

Loads of BTS stands streaming internationally. I'm really not sure why, it's just a performance - it won't be anything that they can't wait to watch in the morning laugh.gif

Posted by: Jade May 30 2019, 07:23 PM

Duo A & J (that name *_*) are the best so far by miles! Very skilled and beautifully presented.

Posted by: WhoOdyssey May 30 2019, 07:28 PM

Yeah I was just thinking Duo A&J is such an awkward name laugh.gif

Posted by: WhoOdyssey May 30 2019, 07:30 PM

Ayy bit of S Club there!

Posted by: Brett-Butler May 30 2019, 07:38 PM

Well, that answers the question of "how do you make me feel sympathy for Simon Cowell". I'd have felt the same as him in that situation.

Posted by: WhoOdyssey May 30 2019, 07:39 PM

And that's why David wins Best Judge at the NTAs laugh.gif

Simon should've just gone along with it, he's on an entertainment show.

Posted by: Jade May 30 2019, 07:40 PM

Idk what was more cringe to watch tonight - the harp woman or that ventriloquism drama.gif eek

Posted by: WhoOdyssey May 30 2019, 07:47 PM

I think that happening will help the ventriloquist a lot.

Love Ben's presentation style! Could easily watch a whole show with him.

Posted by: dandy* May 30 2019, 07:48 PM

The magician definitely has a presence to him. Oddly, the part with Simon was one of the few times on a show when I saw exactly what he did but the rest I couldn't spot.

Posted by: Jade May 30 2019, 08:00 PM

Giving all 5 of my app votes to Duo A & J. Them and Ben were my favourites but they'll need the help a lot more.

Posted by: Lee_J11 May 30 2019, 08:01 PM

So Mark is going to win tonight yes? Making it 3 nights out of 4 that an act has won based on a sob story rather than talent.

Yawn.

Posted by: WhoOdyssey May 30 2019, 08:23 PM

5 votes for Graeme!

Posted by: Lee_J11 May 30 2019, 08:38 PM

The ventriloquist seems like a total prick tbf.

Posted by: WhoOdyssey May 30 2019, 08:41 PM

I actually quite like this BTS song, but their fanbase puts me off so much. Some of the most obnoxious people I've seen online.

Posted by: JosephAvery May 30 2019, 08:43 PM

BTS slayed, getting very hyped for Wembley now *.*

Posted by: WhoOdyssey May 30 2019, 08:45 PM

Hopefully someone calls on BGMT to ask Simon about Jimmy! He still seems a bit annoyed.

Posted by: Jade May 30 2019, 08:54 PM

Pleased that Ben topped the vote! Shame about Duo A & J but I was expecting that sad.gif

Posted by: Jαsє May 30 2019, 08:55 PM

Ben's awkwardness just then was cute af

Posted by: Andrew. May 30 2019, 08:58 PM

This show is pathetic :’)

Posted by: WhoOdyssey May 30 2019, 08:58 PM

Pleasantly surprised Ben won!

Wish Graeme got through though, he or John yesterday should get the wildcard.

Posted by: Suedehead2 May 30 2019, 09:00 PM

Finally the right act has won.

Posted by: Common Sense May 30 2019, 09:00 PM

QUOTE(Andrew. @ May 30 2019, 09:58 PM) *
This show is pathetic :’)



Well if you don't mind me saying so, no-one's forcing you to watch it. smile.gif

Posted by: WhoOdyssey May 30 2019, 09:32 PM

David has said on BGMT he wants John Archer to be the wildcard smile.gif

Posted by: Rooney May 30 2019, 10:00 PM

QUOTE(dandy* @ May 30 2019, 08:48 PM) *
The magician definitely has a presence to him. Oddly, the part with Simon was one of the few times on a show when I saw exactly what he did but the rest I couldn't spot.


I missed that live at the time, but have since watched back on YouTube and I know what you mean. The card was never under his hand in the first place!

Posted by: Houdini May 30 2019, 10:39 PM

Ben will win this competition I think.

Posted by: WhoOdyssey May 30 2019, 10:46 PM

I'd be up for that - I reckon he'll certainly at least make the top 3

Posted by: troublepink May 31 2019, 04:16 AM

America's Got Talent has just started being shown on Netflix UK with new episodes on Thursdays

Posted by: WhoOdyssey May 31 2019, 08:10 AM

I'd probably try to watch AGT on Netflix, but it's very hard to avoid spoilers because the Golden Buzzers and winners are always promoted to me on YouTube.

Posted by: Jαsє May 31 2019, 03:50 PM

4/5 Colin Thackery
5/1 Jonathan Goodwin
6/1 Dave and Finn
7/1 Ben Hart
20/1 Flakefleet Primary School

I'd be shocked if Colin didn't win going by those odds laugh.gif

Posted by: WhoOdyssey May 31 2019, 04:49 PM

Tonight's lineup:

Barbara Nice (comedian)
Libby and Charlie (dancers)
Fabulous Sisters (dancers)
Gonzo (entertainer)
Jacob Jones (singer)
Jonathan Goodwin (escapologist)
Leanne Mya (singer)
X (magician)

Tough one tonight. I reckon going through will be Barbara and Jonathan - though it will depend on performances (particulatly Barbara's). My dark horse is X.

Posted by: Common Sense May 31 2019, 05:51 PM

QUOTE(Jαsє @ May 31 2019, 04:50 PM) *
4/5 Colin Thackery
5/1 Jonathan Goodwin
6/1 Dave and Finn
7/1 Ben Hart
20/1 Flakefleet Primary School

I'd be shocked if Colin didn't win going by those odds laugh.gif



The bookies have been wrong. Wasn't Susan Boyle the odds on favourite to win?

Posted by: WhoOdyssey May 31 2019, 06:55 PM

X was brilliant! I reckon they could win the night smile.gif

Posted by: Andrew. May 31 2019, 07:08 PM

X *.*

As for the singer...he knew he was average so the pregnancy screamed of last minute gimmick laugh.gif

Posted by: Liаm May 31 2019, 07:14 PM

X is much more like it!

Lol though at Amanda to that singing guy, I mean she was right but we've got Colin, Dave & Finn and Mark as finalists jsut on their story but that was fine?? :')

Posted by: Liаm May 31 2019, 07:25 PM

I can't see anything in Leanne at all, again all just a sob story whipping up a storm from nowhere. She's not terrible by any means, but you see better singers fall at bootcamp on X Factor!

Posted by: WhoOdyssey May 31 2019, 07:26 PM

Leanne was a bit dull.

Looking forward to Barbara next!

Posted by: Suedehead2 May 31 2019, 07:27 PM

QUOTE(Andrew. @ May 31 2019, 08:08 PM) *
X *.*

As for the singer...he knew he was average so the pregnancy screamed of last minute gimmick laugh.gif

Describing him as average is being kind. I thought that was very weak.

Posted by: Suedehead2 May 31 2019, 07:32 PM

QUOTE(Liаm @ May 31 2019, 08:14 PM) *
X is much more like it!

Lol though at Amanda to that singing guy, I mean she was right but we've got Colin, Dave & Finn and Mark as finalists jsut on their story but that was fine?? :')

It was a rather odd remark.

Posted by: dandy* May 31 2019, 07:38 PM

Barbara seemed to be on for an eternity!

Posted by: WhoOdyssey May 31 2019, 07:39 PM

Yes Barbara! She's got to go through biggrin.gif

Posted by: dandy* May 31 2019, 07:41 PM

Now Barbara is exactly the sort of act I'd usually love but for me she's just okay. I didn't really laugh much and that dance section wasn't much fun for anyone who wasn't in the theatre taking part.

Posted by: Common Sense May 31 2019, 07:50 PM

QUOTE(dandy* @ May 31 2019, 08:38 PM) *
Barbara seemed to be on for an eternity!



Supposed to be 3 minutes and she was on for well over 5 minutes.

Posted by: Liаm May 31 2019, 07:51 PM

Barbara really went on and that ruined it for me, she's amusing enough but not THAT funny.

Posted by: WhoOdyssey May 31 2019, 07:52 PM

There's no specific time for the acts, it's all planned out before.

Comedians and magicians need more time than singers and dancers.

Posted by: Suedehead2 May 31 2019, 07:52 PM

QUOTE(dandy* @ May 31 2019, 08:38 PM) *
Barbara seemed to be on for an eternity!

It felt like about a week to me.

Posted by: WhoOdyssey May 31 2019, 08:00 PM

She was on for 7 minutes, according to the YouTube upload.

Posted by: Jade May 31 2019, 08:42 PM

Worst semi final by far, I ended up using my 5 votes for the tambourine man x

Posted by: Jαsє May 31 2019, 09:01 PM

QUOTE(Common Sense @ May 31 2019, 06:51 PM) *
The bookies have been wrong. Wasn't Susan Boyle the odds on favourite to win?


Yeah but 9 times out of 10 they're right laugh.gif

Posted by: WhoOdyssey May 31 2019, 09:23 PM

Very happy who went through! Surprised the dancers were in the top 3, even more surprised the judges didn't put them through as Alesha wanted a dance act.

Hoping for John as the wild card!

Posted by: dandy* May 31 2019, 09:25 PM

I was rooting for the dancers - I thought they were pretty good really and I liked the way they just seemed so infectiously joyous. Plus I thought they handled the whole thing really well, they didn't sulk or get upset and generally seemed to have a really good attitude I thought.

Posted by: Jade May 31 2019, 09:26 PM

Yeah I was rooting for the dancers as well. Good for them being in the top 3 though when they were a last minute switch!

Posted by: Jαsє May 31 2019, 09:30 PM

No dancers in the final ohmy.gif

Posted by: WhoOdyssey May 31 2019, 09:34 PM

Four of Diamonds on BGMT tongue.gif

Posted by: Bré May 31 2019, 11:05 PM

The Chelsea Pensioner guy is so going to win and it's going to be sickening. I was briefly considering putting a quick bet on him when he was surprisingly low down the odds before his semi-final but obviously the odds aren't worth it now.

Aside from that there have been way too many magic acts this year and most of them have been distinctly underwhelming (though I quite like 4MG and I also enjoyed the comedy ones which have both gone out now). Do the judges not get bored of being constantly in fake shock and awe at every one of them x

Posted by: UltraME! May 31 2019, 11:16 PM

Ursula was robbed. Queen *.*

Posted by: Rooney Jun 1 2019, 09:10 AM

I think the Chelsea pensioner will be Top 3, but there are a lot of the same acts this year which could mean vote splits.

Personally I feel if one of the magicians (either Ben or X) comes out with something mindblowing they will win.

Posted by: Liаm Jun 1 2019, 10:28 AM

Libby and Charlie got the wildcard.

I can't see the past the Chelsea pensioner but if it's not him I agree with Ben or X, depending on them getting the right performance!

Posted by: Suedehead2 Jun 1 2019, 11:28 AM

QUOTE(Liаm @ Jun 1 2019, 11:28 AM) *
Libby and Charlie got the wildcard.

I can't see the past the Chelsea pensioner but if it's not him I agree with Ben or X, depending on them getting the right performance!

A bit of a rollercoaster week for Libby and Charlie then!

The voting public definitely got last night's top three right. All the other acts varied between downright awful and just about OK.

Posted by: WhoOdyssey Jun 1 2019, 11:35 AM

So here's the final line-up:

Dave & Finn
Flakefleet Primary School
4MG
Siobhan Phillips
Colin Thackery
Kojo Anim
Ben Hart
Mark McMullan
X
Jonathan Goodwin
Libby and Charlie

Posted by: WhoOdyssey Jun 1 2019, 11:37 AM

Here's my prediction for the final:

1. Colin Thackery
2. Ben Hart
3. X
4. Dave & Finn
5. Jonathan Goodwin
6. Flakefleet Primary School
7. Mark McMullan
8. 4MG
9. Libby and Charlie
10. Siobhan Phillips
11. Kojo Anim

Posted by: Jαsє Jun 1 2019, 02:10 PM

Final prediction -

01. Colin Thackery
02. Ben Hart
03. X
04. Dave & Finn
05. Jonathan Goodwin
06. Flakefleet Primary School
07. Mark McMullan
08. 4MG
09. Kojo Anim
10. Libby and Charlie
11. Siobhan Phillips

Posted by: Jack Jun 1 2019, 03:14 PM

I'm surprised people still watch this absolute trash! ohmy.gif

Posted by: WhoOdyssey Jun 1 2019, 03:22 PM

QUOTE(Jack @ Apr 13 2019, 05:11 PM) *
People still watch this trash??


QUOTE(Jack @ Jun 1 2019, 04:14 PM) *
I'm surprised people still watch this absolute trash! ohmy.gif


We know!

Posted by: Jαsє Jun 1 2019, 03:31 PM

QUOTE(Jack @ Jun 1 2019, 04:14 PM) *
I'm surprised people still watch this absolute trash! ohmy.gif


This made me burst out laughing for some reason laugh.gif

Posted by: Brett-Butler Jun 1 2019, 03:48 PM

QUOTE(Jack @ Jun 1 2019, 04:14 PM) *
I'm surprised people still watch this absolute trash! ohmy.gif


Let me provide some alternate trash instead:




Posted by: WhoOdyssey Jun 2 2019, 12:16 AM

Chapter 13 have announced a 14+ show in London and pretty much all of the comments are people saying that they're 13 or they can't go because it's on a school night!

I'm dying laugh.gif

Posted by: Common Sense Jun 2 2019, 10:20 AM

QUOTE(WhoOdyssey @ May 31 2019, 09:00 PM) *
She was on for 7 minutes, according to the YouTube upload.



Sometimes a judge says "okay you've got 3 minutes"

Posted by: silverbirch Jun 2 2019, 11:28 AM

Theres gonna be a few nerves back stage at 7 30 .....

is it at the Hammersmith Apollo Theatre ?

wonder why the did nt choose the London Palladium ?

Posted by: WhoOdyssey Jun 2 2019, 12:01 PM

QUOTE(Common Sense @ Jun 2 2019, 11:20 AM) *
Sometimes a judge says "okay you've got 3 minutes"

That's for the auditions, it's different for the live shows.

Posted by: Jαsє Jun 2 2019, 01:31 PM

8/11 Colin Thackery
7/1 Dave and Finn
8/1 X
10/1 Ben Hart
14/1 Flakefleet Primary School
25/1 Jonathan Goodwin
33/1 Kojo Anim
50/1 4MG
100/1 Libby and Charlie
100/1 Siobhan Phillips
100/1 Mark McMullan

Colin as short as 1/2. So dull when the winner is so obvious laugh.gif

Posted by: Jαsє Jun 2 2019, 01:50 PM

Colin has said he'll die a happy man if he wins

Posted by: WhoOdyssey Jun 2 2019, 02:10 PM

I've got a slight feeling that X will win, it will probably be Colin though.

Posted by: Common Sense Jun 2 2019, 02:35 PM

QUOTE(WhoOdyssey @ Jun 2 2019, 01:01 PM) *
That's for the auditions, it's different for the live shows.



Oh I see. Thanks. smile.gif

Posted by: silverbirch Jun 2 2019, 04:40 PM

Ben ... such a charming... talented guy.......

Ben to win ..... BGT 2019 !

Posted by: Common Sense Jun 2 2019, 05:20 PM

I'd like the young dancers to win but know they won't. They'd gone home and had to practice fort the semi in less time than most of the others. Come on Libby and Charlie. Both 11 and so light on their feet.

Posted by: Common Sense Jun 2 2019, 05:27 PM

I don't like some remarks on other forums and social media about Colin, saying that at 89 if he does win he may not make the Royal Variety. rolleyes.gif Awful. He's said to be very fit, strong and alert, just a bit deaf which is nothing and doesn't affect his singing.

Posted by: WhoOdyssey Jun 2 2019, 06:24 PM

There's not a chance the dancers will win, they were alright tho

Posted by: Jade Jun 2 2019, 06:27 PM

Rooting for Ben out of the realistic contenders I think!

Posted by: WhoOdyssey Jun 2 2019, 06:47 PM

Dave and Finn still using their story...

Happy they're out of the way first

Posted by: Martyn Jun 2 2019, 06:55 PM

What the hell was that primary school?

Posted by: Nick Jonas Jun 2 2019, 07:00 PM

QUOTE(Martyn @ Jun 2 2019, 07:55 PM) *
What the hell was that primary school?

Dreadful.

Posted by: WhoOdyssey Jun 2 2019, 07:28 PM

4MG are good at magic, but their presentation isn't great.

Posted by: WhoOdyssey Jun 2 2019, 07:51 PM

Really enjoyed Ben!

Posted by: WhoOdyssey Jun 2 2019, 08:10 PM

What!

Didn't he get to the final? Not sure that should be allowed tbh.

Posted by: Jαsє Jun 2 2019, 08:11 PM

QUOTE(WhoOdyssey @ Jun 2 2019, 09:10 PM) *
What!

Didn't he get to the final? Not sure that should be allowed tbh.


Yeah wtf mellow.gif

Posted by: WhoOdyssey Jun 2 2019, 08:13 PM

Well he didn't get to the final, but still...

At least he didn't use a story this year.

Posted by: Suedehead2 Jun 2 2019, 08:24 PM

QUOTE(WhoOdyssey @ Jun 2 2019, 07:47 PM) *
Dave and Finn still using their story...

Happy they're out of the way first

I had to skip most of their act for the sake of my health.

Posted by: Suedehead2 Jun 2 2019, 08:25 PM

QUOTE(Martyn @ Jun 2 2019, 07:55 PM) *
What the hell was that primary school?



QUOTE(Nick Jonas @ Jun 2 2019, 08:00 PM) *
Dreadful.

They're far from the most talented of the finalists, but they are still entertaining.

Posted by: Martyn Jun 2 2019, 08:33 PM

The army guy is a bit tacky no? Oh I was in the army. Here is current army people while I sing and a shower of poppies.

Posted by: Jade Jun 2 2019, 08:45 PM

Diversity to win again

Posted by: Jαsє Jun 2 2019, 08:49 PM

Colin as low as 4/11, looks like he's done it

Posted by: WhoOdyssey Jun 2 2019, 08:52 PM

I think I'll take Colin over X now tongue.gif

Posted by: Jade Jun 2 2019, 09:08 PM

Pleased that Ben made it into the top 3!

Posted by: Martyn Jun 2 2019, 09:09 PM

So we have The Champions coming this Autumn. How similar to the US one will it be?

Posted by: WhoOdyssey Jun 2 2019, 09:40 PM

Very happy for Ben coming in the top 3! I hope I'll be able to see a show of his in the future wink.gif


Posted by: Botchia Jun 2 2019, 09:48 PM

Ben or X deserved the win - what a shame! I guess a very mediocre winner pretty much sums up the very mediocre series.

I think that Primary School was one of the worst acts to ever make the live shows let alone the final. Utterly diabolical if that's really meant to be the best of British talent laugh.gif

Posted by: Mack. Jun 2 2019, 10:06 PM

Don't think you are allowed back if you have been in a live semi-final are you?

Posted by: Mack. Jun 2 2019, 10:22 PM

Semi Final One
Dave & Finn - 29.2%
Flakefleet Primary School - 25.6%
The Haunting - 13.4%
Rosie & Adam - 12.4%
Khronos Girls - 6.8%
Tony Rudd - 5.6%
Akshat Singh - 3.6%
Brian Gilligan - 3.4%

Semi Final Two
4MG - 28.2%
Siobhan Phillips - 15.9%
Matt Stirling - 14.9%
Faith Tucker - 11.3%
Giorgia Borg - 11.3%
Vardanyan Brothers - 8.9%
State of the Fart - 5.5%
The Queen - 4.0%

Semi Final Three
Colin Thackery - 29.1%
Kojo Anim - 23.9%
John Archer - 19.0%
Chapter 13 - 16.6%
Angels Inc. - 4.2%
Rob King - 3.3%
Gomonov Knife Show - 2.6%
KNE - 1.3%

Semi Final Four
Ben Hart - 28.6%
Mark McMullan - 25.4%
Graeme Mathews - 12.5%
Kerr James - 11.3%
Lil Icons - 9.3%
Duo A&J - 6.6%
Jimmy Tamley - 5.7%
Ursula Burns - 0.6%

Semi Final Five
X - 27.4%
Jonathan Goodwin - 22.0%
Libby & Charlie - 17.0%
Barbara Nice - 14.1%
Leanne Mya - 8.7%
Gonzo - 7.4%
Jacob Jones - 2.3%
Fabulous Sisters - 1.1%

Grand Final
Colin Thackery - 25.3%
X - 17.8%
Ben Hart - 10.2%
Kojo Anim - 9.6%
Dave & Finn - 9.1%
Flakefleet Primary School - 8.8%
Mark McMullan - 4.6%
Jonathan Goodwin - 4.4%
Siobhan Phillips - 4.0%
Libby & Charlie - 3.9%
4MG - 2.3%

Posted by: WhoOdyssey Jun 2 2019, 10:28 PM

QUOTE(Mack. @ Jun 2 2019, 11:06 PM) *
Don't think you are allowed back if you have been in a live semi-final are you?

I don't think it's a set rule, it just hasn't happened before.

(though I think it may have happened with someone in a dance crew once)

Posted by: Mack. Jun 3 2019, 11:38 AM

Managed to find this on DS Forums, apparently what Jimmy Tamley said


QUOTE
I WAS THROWN UNDER THE BUS BY BGT PRODUCERS..

That’s it in a nutshell, if you want more, read below what happened to me behind the scenes of a BGT show, but you’ll need a few minutes and a cuppa.

HERE’S MY STORY.
I honestly wasn’t expecting the fiasco that unfolded on Thursday night. Just want to tell events from my perspective...when I was invited to enter BGT series 13, I was under no illusion that curve balls potentially would be coming my way, having had previous experience of this with bgt.

My BGT series 13 journey started during the last couple of months of 2018. I was contacted by several researchers encouraging me to apply to audition for the series. I submitted several ideas involving a puppet and a couple of audience members. This was approved of, so I subsequently commissioned the puppet to be made. Two days before the audition in February 2019, curve ball number one came, where I was asked was there a possibility instead of using the puppet to prepare a routine with 2 masks. At midday on the day of the audition it was confirmed that I was going to be doing a mask routine and was going to be able to use David and Amanda, which as you know was a great success and got me 4 yeses and some great feedback and comments from the judges.

2 weeks later came the elimination day recording. All contestants, approximately 160 acts, who received 3 or 4 yeses are invited to come up to the palladium for the day and find out if they have been selected to go through to the semi finals. This means 35 acts are chosen plus there are the 5 golden buzzer acts who automatically have a semi final place.

After it had been confirmed that I had been put through to the semi finals, I was asked to start preparing and submitting ideas for my semi final performance. My first routine, including another puppet and a judge with a mask, was well received by the producers but had to be discussed in the states with the executive producers. This came back with a definite no - curve ball number 2. It was also made clear that they didn’t want me to be portrayed as a traditional ventriloquist and told me they didn’t want to see puppets, curved ball number 3, and I would need to be using masks for the semi final and potential final routine.

I was told that my options for wearing masks would be from the 6 main characters (4 judges and 2 presenters, who were all up for participation unlike previous years )and no masks would be used on audience members. So from this point onwards I knew I could not use any of my well established puppet routines, and no masks on audience members, only the 6 main characters in the show. Anything I did from this point onwards would need approval and scripts submitted.

I proposed an idea of Simon with mask on, just standing still and assuming the role of a ventriloquist and David as the dummy, but both with my masks on to make it really funny. They liked the idea and my script was approved.

After a meeting a few weeks later with BGT’s own brilliant comedy scriptwriter, he suggested making Simon the dummy and David the ventriloquist, and putting in a Cancan dance. I loved what we wrote together, although I thought at the time, I’d be surprised if it got approval, but he knew the producers and it was indeed approved.

From this point onwards to the semi final, all the producers and top executives knew and approved what I was going to do. They even SOURCED the Cancan music to use on the show.

On Thursday, the day of my show, I asked the producers if the judges would be attending the dress rehearsal and was told that they wouldn’t. I then asked if Simon Cowell knew he was going to be used in my participation act and have a mask put on his face, again they said no, he didn’t know, but he had told them, and the criteria they worked on, was that he, “liked surprises”. This threw me a bit, as he is the top executive producer, and surely would have asked the question, ‘Who is Jimmy going to be using today?’ I, maybe naively, had assumed he’d been consulted on this. By now, the day was in full swing, and I was caught up in the pressure all the acts have, of going on live television in front of a highly cranked up audience. I concentrated on my lines which were NOT ROAD TESTED, and contrived to be used once and once only. I had to trust my immediate producers, in that he’d go along with it.

You could see on TV that Simon was coerced up onstage by David and was reluctant to sit on the stool and have a mask put on his face.

Looking at it now, I wonder what the producers were thinking. Was I, in effect being THROWN UNDER THE BUS? He clearly wasn’t willing to go along with any of this, and in his after comments he indicated that the producers would indeed be murdered...( his words ).

In the media since then (and there has been a lot of it ),the bgt line was that he’d said he couldn’t do the dance because of a old skiing injury. Surely if this was the case, the producers would have known by series 13 that he was unable to dance in any way and I would have been informed weeks prior to this and scripts would have been amended at the time of presenting them.

Immediately after my performance, I was completely gobsmacked and traumatised by what had just happened to me on LIVE television. My 5 children and my partner Rachel were in the audience, and had just seen what had happened to me. I really felt for them, as I just wanted to do a good spot and for them to feel proud of me. At this point I was absolutely gutted, my 4 minutes on TV were ruined. Yes my professionalism kicked in and I finished the spot, but I’d rather have completed it as planned by them and me, and been voted off. I wasn’t under any illusion that I was anywhere near the top on the list of performers that night, and was prepared for anything...except what happened.

In the next 30 minutes after my performance, I was livid at the producers, and told them in no uncertain terms I wanted to leave, and would not go on for the results bit, despite people voting for me. They were very sympathetic saying, Simon was an idiot and that I’d come good from all this. They even brought along their psychologist to check I was ok. In the end I asked Rachel and my 5 kids what to do, and that I was ready to go home. They all agreed I should smile and go on which I did. I knew I’d be voted off but I went through the vote off part of the show. In retrospect I wish I hadn’t.

The next 24 hours were very busy and crazy on social media, newspapers, This Morning on ITV and twitter etc etc. All having various opinions for me.

In conclusion to this piece ( if your still awake dear reader 🤪 ), I could never in my wildest dreams in the previous weeks leading up to this, have foreseen what happened to me. I’m by nature a positive guy and see the good in people, rather than being cynical at the world. Although it may look like I’m bitter in the above piece, I’m just putting it straight from my view to get it off my chest and get on with my life outside the bgt bubble.

This is water off a ducks back to Britain’s Got Talent producers, as it’s generated a lot of publicity like they’ve had before and will continue this way, if they treat performers, who are not used to television and media, this way.

I’m of the opinion now, that any other panel of experts on TV shows now have vast experience in the field they are judging, be it singing , dancing and cooking etc.
But this show has someone at the helm, who can’t simply raise a foot off the ground let alone a smile, and is ready to give an opinion on any performer who’s put in thousands of hours in pursuit of their chosen craft.

The people I met on the show and worked with, particularly the researchers, VT crew etc, were wonderful people and very helpful and creative, I have nothing but praise for them and loved working with them all.

I have broad shoulders, so I can take any comments you may have. But I’m not looking for lots of that at all. I just hope to feel better after offloading my experience here.

To all my fellow ventriloquists out there I have nothing but admiration for you all, even though there are not many of us. I’d pay good money to watch any of you. I have in the past and I will in future. I love being a part of our weird community. Looking forward to Steve Hewlett’s book out later this year or next ‘ ‘VentriloQuest’..

Please feel free to share.

Thank you for reading this .. ❤️ Jimmy..




Posted by: WhoOdyssey Jun 3 2019, 03:47 PM

I actually quite surprised The Haunting was so far behind Flakefleet on the Monday.

Posted by: Jαsє Jun 3 2019, 04:27 PM

Yeah nobody cares Jimmy laugh.gif

Posted by: WhoOdyssey Jun 3 2019, 04:34 PM

I did find it a bit strange that his video before his act was going on about him getting his first puppet, and then he did his mask act laugh.gif

Posted by: Common Sense Jun 3 2019, 04:38 PM

People saying Colin's the worst winner ever. He's looking forward to seeing The Queen but someone should maybe tell him that it probably won't even be her. She doesn't do them now. In 2016 it was Charles & Camilla, 2017 William & Harry and last year, Harry and Meghan.

Posted by: WhoOdyssey Jun 3 2019, 04:41 PM

Queen Elizabeth hasn't attended the Royal Variety Performance since 2012...

I think Jai McDowall is the worst winner they've had (or the most boring at least)

Posted by: dobbo Jun 7 2019, 08:46 PM

As per the norm I'm still way behind & catching up (currently finished Semi 2). I've still somehow avoided the final result so far!

But I feel the need to this off my chest. All of the 4 finalists so far are really, really bad. Like how on earth that female Peter Kay can be deemed more talented than a fantastic opera singer & 2 guys who literally BALANCED ON TOP OF SWORDS IN THEIR MOUTHS! Drop me out, seriously.

All the magic acts suck really bad. It's so painfully obvious the judges are in on it. The only good one so far was the guy who made the egg appear, that was actually really cool.

Posted by: PeteFromLeeds Jun 11 2019, 11:50 AM

Finally got round to finishing!

Colin was a decent winner, I feel like in any other year X would have taken it but all the story with Colin and wanting to sing for the Queen got people in. He'll be remembered more than Jai and Collabro at least.

I think the Judges definitely made the right call with the wildcard this year, whilst I would have loved to have seen John Archer in the final it was only right that Libby and Charlie got it as there wasn't any other dance in the final and all the other 3rd places were magicians. Plus the fact that they were only a backup act in the first place and had to get that routine together in two days.

4MG annoyed me throughout so glad they came last, they seemed to come unstuck with their final performance as well, nothing went 'wrong as per se but they just seemed to constantly be bursting into fits of laughter.

Posted by: dobbo Jun 25 2019, 04:26 PM

Finally finished watching myself. Definitely screams of 2016 where sporting a military outfit lapped up the votes, pretty sure he wouldn't have won if he'd sang that in a suit & tie. Still, he was at least one of the better acts in an otherwise underwhelming final. My fave was actually the stunt guy despite the fact you couldn't even see him for most of the act! Really gripped me much like the guy who submerged his head in a water box a few years ago. Ben & X (that was a cool twist even if I couldn't remember who it was at first) were both good as well but there was nothing particularly special nor standout about the rest.

And I agree with an earlier comment on here I wonder why Lost Voice Guy didn't get to perform this year as every single series the incumbent champion always gets a slot. The guest slots this year were absolutely ATROCIOUS, why do they get so many musical acts perform? Diversity were the only ones I even moderately enjoyed.

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