The Most Bizarre ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ Auditions We’ve Seen So Far

Jill O'Rourke
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Britain’s Got Talent will be returning soon with a new batch of auditions for Season 15. There will undoubtedly be a few weird performances in the bunch, if history is anything to go by. Let’s take a look at some of the most bizarre auditions we’ve seen on the show so far.

1. Mr. Methane

All the way back in Season 3 of BGT, Mr. Methane “put the art into fart” with his silly act. He put a microphone up to his backside and, well, you can probably figure out what happened next. Judges Simon Cowell and Amanda Holden buzzed the act before it even started. Cowell called Mr. Methane “a disgusting creature.”

2. Antonio “Popeye” Francis

This act made it all the way to the Semifinals of Season 5. The judges weren’t sure what to expect from Antonio Francis, but he lived up to his nickname when he started popping his eyes out of their sockets and dancing. Antonio shared that he learned he could do it when he was 7 years old.

3. Narinder Dhani

In Season 9, this musician used a comb as a musical instrument, sharing that he’s been doing it since he was 10 years old. Cowell buzzed the act almost immediately, and he even tried to hit the other judges’ buzzers. Nevertheless, Narinder made it through. He was eliminated in the Semifinals.

4. Colin Henry

This pianist was 68 when he auditioned for Britain’s Got Talent Season 10. He started off playing the piano the expected way, before totally surprising the judges by doing a handstand and playing backwards with his feet on top of the piano. The judges were impressed, choosing to send him through. However, he didn’t make it to the Semifinals.


5. Michael Sandwick

This performer was 61 years old when he auditioned for Season 13. The judges didn’t quite know what to make of his performance at first, as he started out singing and dancing with a choir backing him up. The choir continued to sing as Michael stripped down and performed a pole dancing routine. Cowell and Alesha Dixon buzzed him.

6. Disco Dogs

This Season 13 act ended with a surprise, as the performers in dog costumes turned out to be the show’s hosts Ant & Dec, along with Britain’s Got More Talent host Stephen Mulhern. They danced around the stage to “Who Let the Dogs Out” and “Hound Dog.” The judges were shocked to learn who was under the masks.

7. Simeon Wood

This musician started off playing the flute, but he quickly switched instruments and ended up playing “500 Miles” by the Proclaimers on a crutch. Simeon made it through and joked that he might play a circular saw and set it on fire. Unfortunately, he didn’t make it to the Semifinals.

8. Gonzo

This performer from Japan auditioned for Season 13 of the show, playing the tambourine and dancing to “Livin’ La Vida Loca” by Ricky Martin. At one point, he took off his glasses and played the tambourine on his face. Gonzo made it to the Semifinals and later appeared on America’s Got Talent.

9. Hypnodog

In Season 9, Krystyna Lennon claimed that her dog Princess had the power to hypnotize people. She said that people who look into Princess’s eyes will fall asleep. They demonstrated this ability with volunteers, all of whom supposedly fell asleep on stage. Unfortunately, it didn’t work on Simon Cowell, who nevertheless voted “yes.”

10. Lorraine Bowen

In Season 9, this piano teacher performed “The Crumble Song” on her keyboard, which was propped up on an ironing board. She received red buzzers from Cowell, Holden, and Dixon. However, David Walliams was such a big fan of the act that he actually hit the Golden Buzzer. “What is your problem?” Cowell asked Walliams.

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