I did a quick round-up of week 1’s audition amongst another post, which you can find here.
NB: This post gives a quick explanation of the golden buzzer. Remember too that this is just my opinion and does not necessarily reflect the view of the act or ITV/ Britain’s Got Talent. If you haven’t seen the acts below I’m sure you can find them on ITV’s website, or the app if you are in the UK, if not use that trusty search engine (looks a bit like the word goggle) to see if you can find videos of them.
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Tonight my stand-out acts were:
Boyband – a group of 5 male dancers, not singers as their name may suggest and they had a lot of energy. Once again I found I wasn’t excited by them but just like last week when Simon hit his buzzer for Calum Scott, Ant and Dec must have been excited because Boyband are Ant and Dec’s golden buzzer act this year.
Becky O’Brien – a wonderful singer. Before she began singing we got a bit of her life story, she shared that she is a single mum to 5 kids, including premature twins which meant she had be putting their life first. She escaped an abusive marriage. It was her eldest child Jack, who is 11 years old, at the end of last year’s BGT told his mum to audition and said “why don’t you show Simon how it is done?”. Even without her back story I’d love her, as she is a true natural singer. You should definitely try to hear her singing Somewhere Over The Rainbow. All through her performance I kept thinking what or who is she reminding me of, and I think Alesha got it right when she commented “Your voice, it’s like it’s from a different era”. I think Simon’s comment summed up her performance though with a simple “Wow”. I’m not surprised she got a yes from each judge but I am surprised she did not get the golden buzzer.
Jeffrey Drayton – Jeffrey describes himself as a magical entertainer. I’d personally call him a comedian. He’s one of those people who has a talent for making others laugh while being oblivious that what he is doing or saying is hilarious. Jeffrey was on roller skates and had a puppet through which he did such awfully bad ventriloquism it was actually very entertaining. He had Ant and Dec select a card before he went on stage then they had to throw a pack of cards containing the one they selected in the air as he shot the puppet out of a canon. If you’re struggling to understand what I just typed as it seems bizarre, don’t worry, it was the bizarreness of the act that if you get the chance to watch will, am sure, make you love it too.
Well that’s another week of auditions over. Did you love this week? What acts did you enjoy? I’d be very happy to read your thoughts, so go ahead and comment and thanks for reading this post.