Britain’s Got Talent burst back on to our screens on Saturday evening – with Judges Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams. The first show of the new series raked in 8.7 million viewers, and viewers were certainly not left disappointed! From singers to dog yoga to impressionists, the show demonstrated why it is still adored by the people of Britain.
Here at CelebMix, we review five of our favourite auditions from the first show.
1. Sarah Ikumu (Sang ‘And I Am Telling You’)
15 year old Sarah Ikumu astounded the Judges with her rendition of ‘And I Am Telling You.’ Prior to her audition, she said that she was remaining positive and hoped for the best. Not only did she receive a standing ovation from the Judges and the audience but she impressed Simon so much that he chose her as his Golden Buzzer act – meaning that she has a place in the Live Semi Finals!
2. Ned Woodman (Comedian)
8 year old Ned Woodman from Maidstone insulted all the Judges and presenters Ant and Dec, making witty remarks. In one remark aimed at Judge Amanda Holden, he said ‘Why are people so excited about that talking dog on Britain’s Got Talent? Amanda Holden’s been on it for years.’ He received mixed views on Twitter, with some saying that he needed more respect while others found his performance funny!
3. The Missing People Choir
This choir is made up of people who have children or other loved ones who are missing. Their emotional performance touched many and reduced Judges Amanda and Alesha to tears. Amanda said that she was glad they had turned ‘such a dreadful thing into something so massively positive.’
4. Jess Robinson (Impressionist)
Despite being nervous, Jess Robinson astounded the judging panel with her many impressions. She did impressions of individuals such as Sharon Osbourne and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini. Her performance earned her a standing ovation from the audience and several of the Judges.
5. Mahny Djahanguiri and dog Robbie (Dog Yoga)
Mahny and her dog Robbie demonstrated doga (that is, dog yoga), with Mahny explaining it as ‘yoga for you and your dog.’ Presenters Ant and Dec got involved, along with the Judges. They tried out the act, which was hilarious for audience and viewers alike to watch!
What was your favourite performance from the first show of Britain’s Got Talent? Make sure you tweet us and let us know: @CelebMix.