BGT judges rave over impressionist Paul

Eight acts will battle it out in the fourth live semi-final of Britain’s Got Talent.

The top two acts will join impressionist Paul Burling and singer Christopher Stone in the live final on Saturday night.

Paul stole the show on Wednesday night with his comedic impersonations. The 40-year-old had the judges rolling in their seats as he mimicked Alan Carr, Harry Hill and even fearsome judge Simon Cowell in the third semi-final.

Paul secured an automatic finalists’ place after scoring the highest number of viewers’ votes among the eight acts performing. The father-of-two has been striving to kick start his career for 25 years.

Judge Amanda Holden said: “I love that you have worked 25 years, you have worked your butt off, you have really honed your act. You were brilliant tonight.”

Piers Morgan added: “You are one of the best impressionists we have had.”

Fellow finalist 28-year-old singer Christopher Stone wowed the audience with his rendition of The Impossible Dream.

Cowell told the balding accountant: “To see you come out tonight with confidence and real charisma and nail a really difficult song like that – I am really, really proud of you. I think you did terrifically.”

Each night this week, the 40 semi-finalists are being whittled down in live shows until the remaining 10 battle it out in Saturday’s final for a chance to appear at the Royal Variety Performance.

The first part of the live show starts on Thursday night at 7.30pm on ITV1.

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