‘BGT’ Recap: ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ Semi-Finals Kick Off With Songs, Scares, And Lots Of Dogs
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The Britain’s Got Talent semi-finals started off with a festive, musical theatre-esque opening number, followed by a special announcement, Alesha is expecting her second child! But the excitement didn’t stop there, as eight acts vied for one of two spots up for grabs tonight for the BGT finals.
Even though Akshat Singh hails from India, his performance tonight was all about celebrating Britain, beginning with him being carried into the auditorium on the throne and ending on him doing the splits while red, white, and blue confetti rained down on him! It was basically a “dressed up” repeat of his audition performance, but the judges said it was a great start to the night.
Tony Rudd did a series of impressions of everything from Star Wars to Shrek, and of course brought more household objects to accentuate the performance. Some were spot-on, some missed the mark, but the judges loved them all. Simon said it seemed more like a rehearsal than a performance, but the other judges were into it.
Brian Gilligan has a nice enough voice, but his performance was pretty forgettable. Simon liked the choice of song but said his nerves showed.
In a continuation from the audition round, The Haunting brought Amanda backstage to have the spirit that haunted her from that performance return. Alesha said “It was so funny, but it was so scary and intense,” and Amanda apologized to the children watching the show for cursing during the act.
Flakefleet Primary School
Flakefleet Primary School sang “I Need a Hero” and the performance was more semi-organizaed chaos. The singing wasn’t great but the shenanigans – including crowning David as a king – made it kind of fun to watch. (Though the Headteacher’s heavy onstage involvement is pretty…strange.)
The Khronos Girls delivered a dance with a powerful message of conquering personal demons. The choreography, performance, and spirit were all spot on, and the judges were very moved by it. We have to say, this was the first act of the night that truly deserved to be in conversation for a spot in the finals.
Dave & Finn
Dave & Finn did the “pick some words and we’ll show a video proving we knew you were going to choose them” magic act which has become a Got Talent staple, but it was with a dog and they also brought out police-training puppies for a small bit at the end which helped it feel somewhat fresh.
Rosie and Adam
Rosie and Adam finished off the show with a roller/figure skating hybrid performance. The staging for this was amazing, but the actual content wasn’t quite as varied as during their audition. The judges still loved it though.
And with that, the first BGT live semi-final performance show of 2019 is over! We would say the Khronos Girls had the best performance of the evening, but based on what viewers seem to respond to we’d predict Dave & Finn and Flakefleet Primary School to be the two acts moving forward. Let us know your favorites in the comments below, make sure to go vote for them (learn how to do so here!) and tune in at 9:30 pm for the results show to find out which two acts will be returning for the finals on Sunday!