I did a quick round-up of week 1’s audition amongst another post, which you can find here. For week 2, click here, week 3 here, week 4’s, week 5’s here, week 6’s is here and finally for week’s 7 auditions and my thoughts on who I’m most looking forward to in the semi-finals click this link.
Jules O’Dwyer & Matisse won last night on the public vote. I could jump for joy as I really wanted them to win. The judges couldn’t reach a majority vote for their choice so it went back to the public vote. The public voted Old Men Grooving as their number 2 act last night. I’m so pleased the 2 acts I loved got through.
Of tonight’s live semi-finals the acts I most looked forward to were:
Did I get as excited by these acts as I hoped? Or did I love another act that wasn’t on my radar? Read on to find out:
The Sakyi Five – The act began with the 4 eldest brothers centre stage in monochrome singing Love Never Felt So Good, clearly missing was the youngest brother. Who a few lines in, appeared behind the judges facing the audience for a bit of a solo then joined his brothers on stage. I agree with Alesha’s comment that it was a great start to the show.
UDI – Similar moves as was done toward the middle and end of their audition kicked of their act tonight. Making me think it was a continuation of the story. Maybe it was. However I struggled to follow the storyline this time, it was a little disjointed. Shame I was hoping to be very entertained by them.
Ella Shaw – Everybody’s Free was the song she chose to sing tonight. I’ve heard it as a dance track before but she sang it more stripped back with a host of backing singers, which was nice. As the golden glitter fell around her during the performance I couldn’t help but think that she has got a career in music but she should stick to the kind of song style and piano playing that she did at her audition.
Gracie Wickens-Sweet – A 11 or 12 (can’t remember which) year old singer. In a gorgeous white dress she was lowered on a swing from the ceiling as she sang a song called Reflection, which I’ve never heard before. At times I could see her nerves about to overwhelm her but amazingly they didn’t, she took control of her nerves not her nerves taking control of her. An adult can struggle to control their nerves but for her at such a young age to learn to control them and have a powerful voice makes her a real contender for a spot in the finals.
IMD Legion – They had a few of their crew on stage to begin with, in navy/black outfits with silver at joints such as their shoulders. The rest of their crew either jumped on stage from in front of the judges or from the wings of the stage. Action packed, and again I found myself thinking they were on a par with Diversity (winners of BGT 2009). The theme for this dance made it a dancing crew of superheroes.
Based solely on tonight’s performance I would be happy for any of the following to make it through to the live finals:
The Sakyi Five
The results of tonight show and my thoughts on them, will be posted along with tomorrow’s live semi-final post.
What did you think of this year’s third semi-final? Did any act you were looking forward to let you down? Or were you pleasantly surprised by an act? Thanks for reading this post and thanks too, for any comments you may leave.
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 above 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.