The Britain's Got Talent judges were faced with a string of weird and wonderful acts in tonight's show. Highlights included a singing robot, a pensioner DJ and a group of Russian contortionists.
The Britain’s Got Talent judges were faced with a string of weird and wonderful acts in tonight’s auditions.
First up was 36-year-old support worker Jay, who dressed as a 10ft robot and performed A-ha’s 1984 hit Take On Me.
Simon was less than impressed by the performance, but David, Alesha and Amanda unanimously agreed to send Jay through to the next round.
Opera-singing dad-and-daughter duo Martin and Faye blew the audience away with their performance of Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli’s The Prayer.
Faye, who is just 10 years old, was praised for her powerful vocals, and all the judges offered the pair a place in the next round, but Simon hinted at splitting the pair up later in the competition.
Kids’ choir Perfect Pitch Creations put smiles on the audience’s faces with their fun renditions of Jungle Book theme tunes I Wanna Be Like You and The Bare Necessities.
After the performance Simon revealed he had watched the Jungle Book “millions of times” with his three-year-old son Eric.
The choir, which is made up of children aged between 8 and 14, was offered a place in the next round.
Teenage sweethearts Grace and Ali were next to perform. The pair, aged 17 and 16, told how they became a couple after meeting at dance college, and the judges were blown away after watching a spellbinding dance routine which was choreographed by the students.
Contortionist group Angara Contortion showcased their superhuman strength and flexibility with a compelling routine.
The group, from Russia received a standing ovation from the audience, and the judges were equally impressed. Amanda described the group as “otherworldly and fabulous”, while David Walliams said the performance was “one of the most stunning things I have ever seen on this show”.
Sixteen-year-old Harry Gardner tugged on the audience’s heartstrings with a heart-wrenching song he wrote for his grandmother, who is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.
Amanda was left in tears after the performance, and the audience gave Harry a standing ovation.
Simon said: “It’s quite rare that I could remember an audition a month or six months later, but this is one I will remember.” The judges unanimously agreed to send Harry through to the next round, with Alesha saying it was the easiest yes of the day.
Sixty-five-year-old retired registrar Christine shocked the judges when she revealed her alter-ego, DJ Dizzy Twilight, and spun a mash-up of pop and dance tracks. Simon said: “I think this show is about finding people who are interesting and different, and that’s why you have four yeses.”
Britain’s Got Talent continues next Saturday on ITV1.