Contestant Would Not STOP Singing — Has To Be Kicked Off Stage On ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ [VIDEO]

Jill O'Rourke | Talent Recap

Talent show contestants sometimes refuse to leave the stage after they’re rejected, but in the case of one BGT hopeful, it actually worked out for him. Mal Ford, a 74-year-old singer and keyboard player, made the judges laugh with his persistence.

Even getting four red buzzers from the panel couldn’t stop Mal from doing his thing. He just kept singing. Lucky for him, the judges seem to have been in a pretty good mood that day.

Mal Ford auditions for “BGT” and refuses to leave the stage.

‘BGT’ Contestant Keeps Singing After Four Red Buzzers [VIDEO]

Mal Ford stepped onto the Britain’s Got Talent stage in 2017 wearing a snazzy red jacket. He introduced himself to the judges, sharing that he was 74 years old and lived in Blackpool.

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He said he would love to get the chance to meet the royal family, calling them “lovely people” and saying the Queen is “brilliant.” He then moved to his keyboard and started to perform “La Bamba,” encouraging the crowd to sing along.

It didn’t take long for all four judges to hit their red buzzers. Surprisingly, Simon Cowell was the last one to do it, although they all happened in pretty quick succession. Typically, getting four red buzzers means an act stops performing. But not Mal Ford!

Mal Ford performing in 2016.

How Did The Judges React To Mal Ford?

Ant and Dec tried to get Mal to stop performing, but he either didn’t understand or didn’t care. “What do you want?” he asked, before continuing his performance. Even the judges couldn’t convince him to stop.

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Mal took so long to stop that the show actually cut several other auditions in between clips of his performance. The judges started off by cringing, but eventually they were laughing and dancing along as Mal performed.

He even got the audience to stand up for him. This (combined with the chants of “Put him through!”) seemed to have changed the judges’ minds. Three of them voted yes to send Mal through, although Simon still said no. While Mal didn’t make it to the semifinals, he definitely left an impression.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jill O'Rourke
Jill O'Rourke

Jill O’Rourke is a contributor at Talent Recap, writing news stories and recaps for shows like ‘AGT,’ ‘The Voice,’ and ‘American Idol.’ She graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in English and Film Studies, and has been writing about pop culture since 2012, with previous bylines at Crushable and A Plus. Jill spends her free time binge-watching sitcoms and daydreaming about life as a hobbit

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