Everyone’s favorite British talent show, Britain’s Got Talent, is back for season 13. Along with judges Simon Cowell, Alesha Dixon, David Walliams, and Amanda Holden, Ant McPartlin is back with his BFF Declan Donnelly.
You’ll recall that last season Ant had to take some time off after he got a DUI. He spent some time in rehab and is ready to host a bevy of Britain’s weirdest acts.
The show kicked off with a visit from old Liz II herself…sort of. She was actually a drag performer that was a bit naughtier than the real queen. You’ve got to hand it to the Brits, for a people known for their decorum, when they go satirical they do it right. Her majesty got 4 yeses.
This dance group from Japan is no joke. They look like a group of harmless girls but I wouldn’t mess with them. It was electric, dynamic, and acrobatic. This is the kind of act that goes far in the BGT world. The got 4 yeses.
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THIS is why I love BGT. Because they have the wackiest act. These are four older gentlemen from Wales who…well…have metal pans over their dongs and “play them” with hammers attached to their knees which bang the pots when they thrust. Just…watch the video above. It’s hard to explain. How could they not get 4 yeses?
Jimmy is a ventriloquist but instead of using a standard dummy, he turned Amanda and David into his puppets. He attached masks that he could manipulate and the result was pretty damn hilarious. You might remember a similar act on The World’s Best. This was much better and he got 4 yeses.
The surprising thing about this young singer is that you expect that she’s going to sing a pop song. Instead she belts out classical hit Granada and brings down the house. Opera type singers have historically done well on BGT so we’ll see. She received 4 Yeses.
This was my favorite act of the night. Elizabeth is a magician that takes us all on a terrifying journey in search of the ghosts that haunt London theaters. As someone who has worked in theater since I was little, I can tell you most old theaters are haunted. This was some scary stuff. I couldn’t help but think of the great Sacred Riana. She got 4 Yeses.
Comedy songs are near and dear to my heart as I worshipped ‘Weird Al’ as a kid. Siobhan brought it with a song about giving birth in middle age. It was wonderful and she got 4 yeses.
We’ve seen acrobat acts before on BGT. There have also been lots of danger acts. But these guys take it to the next level. I won’t say anymore but this was really thrilling. 4 Yeses.
The Golden Buzzer: Flakefleet Primary School
David couldn’t resist hitting his Golden Buzzer for these tiny tots singing Queen’s Don’t Stop Me Now. I can’t really blame him. They were friggin’ adorable. Also, kid’s choirs usually kill on these shows.