The penultimate week of auditions for Britain’s Got Talent 2010 has featured some of the highlights from London, Birmingham and Manchester.

And this week the focus was very much on singers and dance acts, with several hopefuls making it through to the next stage.

Among the lucky ones was 14-year-old boy soprano Liam McNally, who wowed the judges with his rendition of Danny Boy, and earned himself a standing ovation.”

“I wouldn’t call you a good singer,” Simon Cowell told him. “I would call you a fantastic singer. “When you sing you have fire in your eyes.” Piers, meanwhile, said the teenager was a “serious contender” to win the show.

Also impressing the panel was 42-year-old doorman Neil Fullard, whose colleagues came along to the Birmingham auditions to hear him perform Frank Sinatra‘s Come Fly With Me.

“You’ve got one of the best voices I’ve heard,” Piers said, while Amanda agreed. “You’ve got a fantastic voice, you’re sexy and you’re charming.”

However not all the singers were quite so popular. At the Birmingham auditions, cleaner Julie Watkins left the panel – including Louis Walsh, standing in for a flu-stricken Simon Cowell – speechless with her emotive performance of Michael Jackson’s One Day In Your Life.

“There wasn’t a note in tune,” said a slightly stunned Louis. “It was like something out of The Exorcist.”

Among the dancers who made the grade were 10-year-old Tyler Patterson who impressed the judges with his body popping skills, and dance troupe Starburst, consisting of performers aged between nine and 13.

The father-son Michael Jackson tribute act Michael Fayombo Snr and Jnr were also popular. “I thought that was going to be a shambles,” Simon said after their performance. “It shouldn’t have worked, but it did.”

Next Saturday’s show will reveal which 40 acts have made it through to the live semi-finals, which begin on Monday May 31st.