The year 2020 is almost here, and what better way to celebrate than by looking back at some of the best “Britain’s Got Talent” auditions from the past decade? Every year, thousands of people vie for a spot on the show, and while some auditions have been messy, terrifying, or downright bizarre, others thoroughly impressed us all. Moreover, some of the acts on this list have been wowing BGT fans for years as their audition clips continue to get tons of views on YouTube. Here are the best ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ auditions from 2010 to 2019.
‘BGT’ 2010- Twist and Pulse
Throwing it back all the way to 2010, dance duo Twist and Pulse (Ashley Glazebrook and Glen Murphy) mesmerized the crowd with their electrifying moves. The pair injects a lot of personality into their knife-like choreography, which includes elements of street dance, popping, lyrical hip hop, making them a favorite since day one. In the live final, Ashley and Glen placed second to Spellbound. Nine years later, the duo returned for a shot at ‘BGT: The Champions,’ and in October 2019, Twist and Pulse were declared the winners of the show.
‘BGT’ 2011- Ronan Parke
2011 was the year that young singers dominated the show and Ronan Parke was definitely one of the youngest and most impressive acts to have ever performed on the ‘BGT’ stage. Ronan was only 12 years old when he sang “Feeling Good” on the fifth season of the show, and he wowed the crowd as he displayed amazing vocal control for someone so young. He made it all the way to the final, impressing the judges with his rendition of Kelly Clarkson’s “Because of You,” and though he was the clear favorite to win, he was declared runner up to Jai McDowall.
‘BGT’ 2012- Jonathan and Charlotte
No one was ready for what was about to take place when students Jonathan Antoine and Charlotte Jaconelli auditioned for the sixth season of ‘BGT.’ Jonathan was visibly nervous during the opening bars of their audition song, but the crowd knew that they were about to witness something special once he started singing “The Prayer” in his deep, operatic voice. The classical singing duo performed the same song in the finals, and they finished in second place. Too bad the pair isn’t making a comeback anytime soon as they went their separate ways in 2014 to pursue their respective careers.
‘BGT’ 2013- Attraction and Jack Carroll
We decided to mention two acts for the year 2013 because how can you choose between Attraction and Jack Carroll? The former, a shadow play group, brought everyone to tears with their shadow play about the life of a soldier, while Jack, who was only 14 at the time, brought the house down with his jokes about being a wheelchair user. Jack finished in second place in the finals, while Attraction was declared as the winner of season 7.
‘BGT’ 2014- Collabro
When you see a boyband for the first time onstage, you definitely expect them to sing a pop or R&B song, right? Not Collabro– the five-member band sang “Stars” from “Les Miserable,” and Simon Cowell was positively beaming at their performance. The song seems to be a lucky charm for the group as they performed it again at the finals, wherein they were declared as the winner of ‘BGT’ season 8.
2015- Cor Glanaethwy
Welsh choir Cor Glanaethwy is possibly one of the most diverse singing groups around as this 160-piece choir is made up of members between 7 to 65 years old. They mesmerized the audience with their rendition of “Benedictus” for their audition, and the group made it all the way to the finals, winning third place in season 9.
‘BGT’ 2016- Boogie Storm
You know what’s really awesome? Dancing Stormtroopers, that’s what! Boogie Storm amazed everyone with their synchronized dance to a medley of hit pop songs during their audition for season 10 of Britain’s Got Talent. During the finals, the group pulled out all the stops as they used props, busted out sassy moves, and paid tribute to “Dirty Dancing” for their performance, which gave them a third place win.
‘BGT’ 2017- Issy Simpson
Eight-year-old Issy Simpson impressed everyone with her unique magic act during the season 11 auditions. Her skill and showmanship definitely amazed everyone, and fans started referring to her as Hermione Granger in real life. Issy, who is a big fan of the Harry Potter books, continued to wow everyone with her sleight of hand magic tricks in the finale, and she won second place during this season.
‘BGT’ 2018- Lost Voice Guy
Stand up comedian Lee Ridley is one of the most memorable contestants on the 12th season of Britain Got Talent. Lee, who is unable to speak, performed while using a communication aid, and his sense of humor completely won the judges over. The 37-year-old definitely brought something new to the table and no one was surprised when he was declared as the champion of season 12.
‘BGT’ 2019- Colin Thackery
Some of the most talented acts all over the world vied for a spot on the 13th season of the show, but Colin Thakery stood out for his moving performance during the auditions. Dedicating “Wind Beneath My Wings” to his late wife, the 89-year-old touched hearts as he sang the emotional ballad. For the finals, Colin sang “Love Changes Everything,” and he was crowned as the winner of the season.
For ‘BGT’ fans, these auditions are some of the most special moments in the history of the show. We can’t wait to see what’s in store for us when ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ returns in Spring 2020! Who is your favorite? Let us know in the comments down below!