Last week was a great start for Britain’s Got Talent Series 13, and tonight we were back for another heap of great talent!
The night kicked off with guest performance from BGT Series 3 runner-up and Got Talent icon, Susan Boyle.
Susan’s appearance seemed sort of random, but it turned out to be fitting because our first auditionee of the episode was Gonzo, a 33-year old from Japan inspired to audition for the show by her success. He performed a high-energy dance with a tambourine that was vaguely reminiscent of Flashdance. He got “a big hot YES” from David and the other three judges, so we may see him back for the semi-finals!
Kerr James is a 12-year-old singer from Glasgow, and was also inspired by Susan Boyle, as well as Freddie Mercury! For his audition, he performed the song “Try a Little Tenderness” and emulated Otis Redding himself. The judges all loved it and sent him through for semi-finals consideration!
Next up were Greg and his skeleton puppet Mr. Bones. This was a weird act because it looked like it was supposed to be ventriloquism, but Greg moved his mouth the entire time he was supposedly talking and singing in character. The judges all hit their buzzers, cutting the performance short and sending both Greg and the puppet packing.
A figure dressed in all black wearing a white mask took to the stage to show how powerful human connections can be. Ant and Dec were brought onstage and the contestant managed to make both hosts feel like they were being tapped while only physically doing so to Ant, and then had both of them do a bit of drawing which produced amazing results!
After a brief clip of a woman riding around on a hobbyhorse (she was unsurprisingly turned down) accordionist Igor Outkine performed a couple fun songs. David was super-into it and gave him a yes. Alesha said no, Amanda said yes, and after some begging from David to put him through, Simon said…no. That ended that, I guess.
Next up was another musician, this one a guy named Guy from Israel. He performed a couple songs using…hand sound effects. It sounded pretty crude, but it had its charm and all of the judes – even Simon – were won over by voting time.
Escape artist and self-proclaimed “Dardevil” Jonathan Goodwin got a standing ovation and another round of unanimous yeses from the judges after escaping from a fire-lit straitjacket while hanging from the ceiling. After David told him how nuts he was to do that, he simply replied “Thank you!”.
Next up was Sheila Simmonds, who performed a wild act you need to see to wrap your head around. Seriously, I can’t find the words to describe the experience of watching this. (And with a yes from every judge except Simon, we might be in for more in the near future.)
Kojo Anim did a fun stand-up comedy routine and his passion for the performance was evident throughout. He got some laughs out of the judges and, despite admitting he usually doesn’t enjoy comedians on BGT, Simon used his Golden Buzzer on Kojo, ensuring him a spot in the semi-finals!
The episode ended with an upbeat jumprope routine from Jump Revolution that got four yeses!
Which of this week’s acts was your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!