This week’s installment of Britain’s Got Talent started with technical difficulties and ended with a Golden Buzzer! Read on to find out what went down with these acts and all those in between!
The Series 13 curse arrived this week when 71-year-old singer and keytarist Russell T. Bird experienced technical difficulties during his audition. Thankfully, Ant, Dec, Simon, David, and the BGT technical staff all pitched in to help fix it, while Alesha and Amanda became his backup dancers and he soldiered through his performance. Fortunately, things started working and Russell was able to do the song as intended, resulting in four yeses from the judges.
Russell T. Bird
The creep factor continued with the next act, danger magic trio Brotherhood. They roped Dec and Simon into their audition, which had the audience holding their breath to the end. David complimented them on their presentation ability, and they moved forward with unanimous yeses.
Dust In The Wind
Hailing from Cuba, Dust in The Wind – consisting of a real life couple – performed an contemporary dance duet that started out pretty slow and standard, but rose in the excitement factor department when they launched into a bunch of acrobatic stunts that made the audiences members’s jaws drop. The judges also loved it, and all voted to send them forward.
The Khronos Girls were up next and did a dance inspired by the suffragette movement. They received a standing ovation – and a yes – from all four of the judges.
Colin Thackery performed “The Wind Beneath My Wings” as a tribute to his late wife, to whom he was married for 66 years. The judges were very moved by it and all voted to send him forward.
Big Name Statues
It’s hard to classify Big Name Statues under a genre of act, but they were a sort of a musical theatre-style group, even though they sang pop song “Bohemian Rhapsody” for their audition, since they performed in character and stayed still in their “statue” positions beforehand and afterwards. The judges were all into it and all voted to send them forward.
Ben Hart did a small series of amazing magic tricks, including transforming a piece of confetti into an egg. He got lots of praise and four yeses, and I think he could be a real contender for the win.
Last up was Chapter 13, consisting of four young former cast members of the musical School of Rock. They played a medley of classic Stevie Wonder songs. They had the crowd and judges on their feet, and Amanda was so impressed she hit the Golden Buzzer to guarantee them a place in the live shows!