Singer Ryan O’Shaughnessy and synchronised swimmers Aquabatique have become the last two acts to go through to the final of ITV1’s Britain’s Got Talent.
Ryan will be one of the favourites going into Saturday’s show after Simon Cowell said, before the results were announced, that tonight’s winner could ‘win the whole thing’.
The young Irishman was a controversial choice for the semi-finals after it was found he was signed up to the Irish version of rival show The Voice.
He won the public vote with another heartfelt self-penned song about his unrequited love for a girl he knows.
Comedian David Walliams told him: “This girl who won’t go out with you, I don’t know who she is but I tell you what, she is doing you a favour because you are writing the most beautiful songs I have ever heard for her.”
Simon cheekily added: “I wouldn’t worry about her because you are going to get so much action after this.”
He went on: “You are a brilliant, brilliant songwriter. Your lyrics make sense, I listened to the lyrics. I think you are a brilliant songwriter and I also thing you are a brilliant singer. Maybe you could be the dark horse in this competition.”
Quartet Aquabatique will join Ryan in the final after winning over the judging panel 3-1 with their James Bond-themed routine, performed in a pool outside the studio.
Saturday’s line-up also includes Welsh choir Only Boys Aloud, dancing dog Pudsey and his partner Ashleigh, classical duo Jonathan and Charlotte, singer Sam Kelly, Welsh dance group Nu Sxool, ballroom dancers Kai and Natalia, boy band Loveable Rogues and 11-year-old singer Molly Rainford.
There will also be one wild card entry chosen by the judges.