Our Favorite ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ Golden Buzzer Acts, Ranked

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Britain’s Got Talent first introduced the Golden Buzzer to the series in Season 8, and some amazing acts have received the honor over the years. Let’s rank some of the best acts to earn the Golden Buzzer from the show’s judges and hosts.


Our Favorite ‘BGT’ Golden Buzzers, Ranked

10. Boogie Storm

In Season 10 of Britain’s Got Talent, this dance group, dressed as Stormtroopers, put on an impressive routine complete with flips. Simon Cowell loved it so much, he hit the Golden Buzzer. The group later returned for BGT: The Champions and AGT: The Champions, where they received another Golden Buzzer from Cowell, who stole it from fellow judge Howie Mandel.

9. Nabil Abdulrashid

In Season 14, this stand-up comedian made the audience laugh with jokes about his experience as a Muslim man. Judge Alesha Dixon especially got a kick out of his routine, and she decided to press the Golden Buzzer for him in an emotional moment. She called him “edgy” and “charismatic.” Nabil went on to make it to the Final.

8. Loren Allred

In Season 15, this singer told the judges that she was the voice behind the popular song “Never Enough” from The Greatest Showman. She went on to sing that very song for her audition, delivering a powerhouse performance that inspired judge Amanda Holden to hit the Golden Buzzer for her. Holden said she wanted to give Loren her “moment to shine.”


7. Sarah Ikumu

This singer was only 15 years old when she auditioned for Season 11 with a cover of “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going” from Dreamgirls. Simon Cowell seemed uncertain about such a big song choice, but Sarah proved just how capable she was with a powerful performance. Cowell liked it so much that he hit the Golden Buzzer. Sarah ended up making it to the Final.

6. Bars and Melody

In Season 8, this young duo warmed the judges’ hearts with their audition, in which they performed an anti-bullying song. Simon Cowell was so impressed, he hit the Golden Buzzer. The duo went on to finish in third place. They returned for BGT: The Champions, making it to the Final and wowing the judges with how much they grew up.

5. Marc Spelmann

In Season 12, this magician stunned the judges with his clever and emotional routine, in which he shared the story of his baby daughter and predicted various seemingly random choices the judges made. Hosts Ant and Dec were impressed, and they ran out from backstage to give Marc the Golden Buzzer. Marc made it to the Semifinals and later returned as the mysterious magician X.


4. Paddy and Nicko

In Season 8, this dance duo proved age is just a number, as 79-year-old Paddy showed off some spectacular moves with her much younger partner. Judge Amanda Holden was so amazed, she hit the Golden Buzzer for the duo. Paddy and Nicko made it to the Final, and they later returned for BGT: The Champions, earning another Golden Buzzer from David Walliams.

3. Twist and Pulse

This dance duo were runners-up in Season 4 of Britain’s Got Talent. During BGT: The Champions, they returned to the stage to show off an impressive and massively fun routine that earned the Golden Buzzer from Alesha Dixon, who was up and dancing with them at moments. Twist and Pulse ended up winning The Champions.

2. Jon Courtenay

In Season 14, this funny pianist auditioned with an original song about his experience chasing his dreams, and how his sons encouraged him. The judges were emotional over the performance, and hosts Ant and Dec were inspired to step out and press the Golden Buzzer. Jon ended up winning the entire competition with his lovable act.

1. Calum Scott

In Season 9 of Britain’s Got Talent, this singer proved that you don’t have to win the show to go far. In his audition, Calum performed a slow-down cover of Robyn’s “Dancing on My Own.” The powerful performance impressed Simon Cowell, who hit the Golden Buzzer. Calum made it to the Final, and he later found success with the release of his Robyn cover, as well as the song “You Are the Reason.”

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