‘BGT’ Fans Criticize Ant and Dec’s Golden Buzzer Professional Beatboxer MB14
Ever since Ant and Dec hit their Britain’s Got Talent Series 16 Golden Buzzer for professional beatboxer MB14, fans have been quick to criticize the hosts for their pick. Many are upset because the beatboxer is already pretty famous in the United Kingdom.
Last Saturday, Mohamed Belkhir also known as MB14, took the Britain’s Got Talent stage for the first time. He performed a funky beatbox routine that left judges and audience questioning how he did it. MB14 managed to make his voice sound like a violin, opera singer, percussion and even more. Even though his audition was outstanding, fans didn’t necessarily agree with the Golden Buzzer.
Soon after MB14’s audition ended, hosts Ant and Dec decided to rush on stage to give their Golden Buzzer. Throughout the performance the two looked intrigued by the act, so it was no surprise they rushed the stage.
MB14 is a Former The Voice Star, Berywam Member
Although the judges didn’t ask much about his experience, MB14 has a ton on his resume. He primarily rose to fame from his appearance on The Voice France in 2016, where he placed in second and was granted a record deal. He was such a big name on this series that he appeared on The Voice France All Stars 2021.
Ahead of The Voice France All Stars, MB14 was apart of the famous French beatboxing group, Berywam. Reportedly, MB14 joined Berywam in 2015, the group then announced his departure in April 2019. Interestingly enough, his departure came two months before Berywam’s AGT audition aired. While MB14 was apart of Berywam, they took place in the French Beatbox Battle 2015 and 2016, finishing in second and first respectively. In 2018, the group became the champion of the 5th International Beatbox Battle.
MB14 left Berywam to pursue his solo career, and he has a ton of titles to show for it. In 2017 he won third place in the Loop Station Category The Grand Beatbox Battle, a year later he won first place Tag Team at World Beatbox Camp, and in 2019 he won the same award once again. In modern day, MB14 recently made his debut in the film industry with 2022 film Tènor.
Fans React to the Golden Buzzer
Immediately after this episode aired, BGT fans fled to Twitter to share their critics of the Golden Buzzer. Since BGT is notorious for its underdog story format, many were upset to find out that MB14 is successful.
#bgt MB14 – He's already famous!!!!!! On YouTube with 95million views for being on The Voice France!!!!! Not worthy of Holden Buzzer @BGT— Magicman__TV (@Magicman_TV) May 6, 2023
While some just took to Twitter share his big time accomplishments, others aired out how they really felt.
Another recycled act that is not even from the UK. MB14 was on The Voice France & The Voice All Stars. I’m sure there’s plenty of homegrown British undiscovered talent that could have been given the chance to show their talent to the judges. #bgt— Sharon Forbes (@BlondeMzungu) May 6, 2023
Surprisingly, no one mentioned MB14’s past in Berywam. This is honestly probably due to the fact that he quit the group before they appeared on AGT. Ironically though, MB14’s former group, Berywam recently appeared on America’s Got Talent again, for the spin-off AGT All-Stars.
Although it’s too soon to tell, could fan criticism ruin MB14’s chances to win BGT Series 16? Let us know what you think in the comments down below.
Better and more deserving than the 2 Kid Singers that got the Golden Buzzer!