BGT: Attraction steal the semi-final

Britain’s Got Talent favourites Attraction stole the show once again on Saturday night’s semi-final with yet another emotional routine.

The Hungarian shadow theatre troupe ended the last semi-final of the series with a performance which founder member Zoltan Szucs admitted beforehand was very personal to him.

And they succeeded in bringing even Simon Cowell to tears with their routine, in which a man goes through life with his mother in different settings around the world before he is faced with her death.

However there was a note of happiness at the end of the routine when his wife becomes pregnant and he hears his unborn child’s heartbeat.

“It is quite simply one of the most beautiful things we have ever ever seen, it was absolutely stunning,” David Walliams told them afterwards.

Alesha Dixon, meanwhile, told them: “Game over…that was incredible.”

Amanda Holden added: “You’ve turned us into a complete mess,” while Simon Cowell addressed the issue of the troupe having entered Britain’s Got Talent despite being from Hungary.

“I know the show is called Britain’s Got Talent but I feel honoured that you chose us to show your talent. I genuinely feel privileged that we have seen one of the most amazing things we’ve seen on this show.”

Eight other acts took to the stage on Saturday night, including operatic singer Aliki, teenage singer and guitarist Jordan O’Keefe, dance trio CEO Dancers and choir Incognito Gospel Singers.

Dutch 80s enthusiast Maarty Broekman, ventriloquist Steve Hewlett, male dance troupe Glambassadors and musical duo Duelling Pianos – now reduced to a solo performer since one of the pair quit – completed the line-up.