I apologise for the lateness of this post. Parts of the reviews I made on the day, others later but where I have reviewed at a later time I’ve tried my best to give the thoughts I had at the time of first viewing. Week 5 auditions were on Saturday 9 May 2015.
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.
Was there any stand out acts for me tonight? Yes for various reasons, here they are:
Vladimir Georgievsky – a middle aged, married dad of 2. His kids have a trampoline and he brought it to do his act. Amanda’s said that it was just like a throwback to the silent movie era. Why? Because he did trampolining slapstick style. It didn’t feel dated though, it was a fresh act that I really enjoyed. I just hope he was wearing padding, under his professoresque suit, from his neck down to his ankles as I’m guessing it hurt. A lot.
Entity Allstars – a dance group of kids aged 10-15. From their shirts I thought maybe country/line dancing but nope. Street dance/hip hop style. Simon recognised one of the boys, as he had been a dancer for his sister, Lauren Platt, who was a contestant on X Factor. Entity Allstars were pretty good, and Alesha loved them so much she gave them her golden buzzer.
DJ John – a man who got the crowd, 3 out of 4 judges (not Simon) on his side and Ant & Dec, dancing along to a tune he brought with him (he didn’t make the song nor remix it). In fact Ant & Dec put on a t-shirt with his name and joined him on stage to dance. I wouldn’t say he has talent but gets a mention due to how much of a smile and laugh I got from Simon’s expressions.
Ella Shaw – a 18 year old singer-songwriter. She played the piano as she sang her own song called Summertime. Her vocals were beautiful to listen to and she played the piano so well. Some of the lyrics in her own song could do with refining but nonetheless she has a talent.
OK Worldwide – group of 4 guys doing a combination of dance, acrobatics, gymnastics and free running. They brought with them, what can only be described as a low level coffee table that they did some of their act upon, by bouncing on and of it. I loved their Mexican wave styled backflips. A good bit of energy packed variety.
UDI – a group of young men from Siberia who brought a friend with them to be their translator. At first they are somewhat comparable to Attraction (winners of BGT 2013). Do you know what though? I can’t really describe their act other than behind a screen they do their act and it starts out like a disney film then seems to cross over into a kind of live action video game. I became so engrossed watching the story unfold.
Alison Jiear – a mum who came to sing. Having been a backing singer for 30 years, she can sing but wants to show what else she can do. Is she good enough to be a singer on her own, not just backing vocals? Yes she is. Simon said “that was probably one of the best vocals we’ve ever had on the show.”. I hope she gets through to semi-finals.
Another round of auditions over and I’m truly surprised and overwhelmed by the amount of acts I loved tonight. Was tonight’s auditions the best yet? What did you enjoy?