It’s week four of Britain’s Got Talent 2012, and as auditions travel to Manchester and Edinburgh the competition is hotting up….
The first act out in Manchester were camp song and dance troupe the Showbears, and they proved particularly popular with one judge
In fact David Walliams loved them so much he joined them on stage!
The funnyman was given a glittery hat to take part in a reprisal of their version of It’s Raining Men, re-titled We’re Sailor Men
And the lads won a place in the next round after winning over all the judges
Hungarian stunt basketball act Face Team also secured their place in the next stage with some extreme goal-scoring
Essex girl Hope Murphy had a voice almost as big as her eyelashes, and wowed the judges with her version of This Woman’s Work
And there was another teen singing sensation in the shape of Scottish 14-year-old Paige Turley, who sailed through to the next round after singing Bon Iver’s Skinny Love
However it wasn’t such good news at the Edinburgh auditions for Neil Lawson and his Rocky Horror act
And Stuart Crout, who played his own instrument, the kazookeyele, was also sent packing
There was also no joy for the Pipe Bandits, who played the bagpipes while dressed in all-over bodysuits – leading Alesha to remark that it ‘looked like a condom playing the bagpipes’
However dance acts fared well, including upbeat troupe United We Stand
And Strictly wheels, consisting of duo Gary and Paula, also gave an amazing performance
The pair’s impressive wheelchair dance to Empire State Of Mind thrilled the judges and won them a place in the next stage of the competition