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.
Calum Scott (Simon’s golden buzzer) won the public vote on Friday night’s show. Danny Posthill went through as the public’s number 2 as the judges could not reach a majority vote. I’m very happy that Danny Posthill will be in the final as it will add variety in the final as he is an impressionist. However, although Calum Scott is a good singer, I don’t think he is as good as the hype around him would suggest.
Based upon their performance in the semi-finals, the acts in the live final I was most excited to see were:
Did these acts deliver in the final? Or did the act’s performance in the final not live up to expectations? Here are my comments on the above acts:
The Neales – It is a pleasure to watch these guys as they are great singers, but I wasn’t crazy over their song choice as once again I didn’t recognise the song. Photos of the family were in a montage behind them, just like the semi-final having a home video montage. If they would choose a song I know I’d love them more, but that doesn’t take away from the fact they are great singers. Oh and the back-up singers were unnecessary as they are great on their own.
Danny Posthill – If I’m honest his semi-final was good and I wanted him in the final. Tonight he brought his act to a whole new level, better jokes, better impressions of people he had already done, new impressions and more impressions done in the 2 minutes. Once again I want to sue for sore mouth muscles for laughing. Right now he is one of my favourites and would want him to win. However if he doesn’t I hope he gets a career out of this and doesn’t have to do the comedy club scene any more.
Old Men Grooving – Theme of their dance tonight was a wedding. I sincerely hope that the guy out of Old Men Grooving who was “getting married” used his wife in the act. Anyway they did great and I loved them, but I do worry now about them, they all seem to be out of breath.
Isaac Waddington – His song choice was his audition song. The stage had fairy lights behind him, and again like his semi-final performance I believe this is the best for him, otherwise overproduction would have distracted from an amazing, stunning and silence inducing performance.
Jules O’Dwyer and Matisse – There isn’t enough words to describe them or the right words to describe this act. They began with a pre-recorded footage of Matisse stealing sausages from the butcher, then live on stage Jules played a cop trying to catch him, he escaped from “jail” by walking a tightrope! Yes you read correctly, a dog walked a tightrope. Then hid in bins and just as he was about to be caught he showed where he put the sausages, then out came a 3 legged dog that he had gave the sausages to. David cried and said something like that it is just so sad, he stole the sausages for the 3 legged dog. Think that sums it up. They deserve to win.
So who do I want to win?
Simple: Jules O’Dwyer and Matisse as they have been consistently brilliant and I haven’t been able to take my eyes off them. It is good family entertainment and they can go far. They are top quality.
I will do a post later in the week about my thoughts on whichever act is the winner.
With the final over, have you enjoyed this year’s acts? Which act(s) do you want to win? Leave your comments below. Thanks.
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.