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'Britain's Got Talent': Third semi-final live blog

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Britain's Got Talent - Live Blog
The Britain's Got Talent final is beginning to come together, and for once the line-up is actually looking quite credible.

But never fear, there's still time for that to change given that the likes of gold tin foil man Dennis Egel and The Zimmers are among tonight's contestants.

As ever, Digital Spy will be on hand to guide you through the madness with commentary and quips. Join us from 7.30pm!


22:02Well, that's it for another night. Tomorrow's acts include this writer's personal favourite contestant Sam Kelly, that horrendous comedian and Chica Latina - the tiniest, most adorable woman in all of Colombia. Oh wow, how am I gonna choose between them tomorrow? Hope you've enjoyed tonight's show as much as I have and make sure you join Digital Spy for another live blog tomorrow. Night night!


21:58Amanda votes Twist & Pulse, but Simon throws it back to the public vote for the second night out of three. And your second finalist tonight is...Molly! Aaw, fantastic. Bless her, look at that beaming face. Congrats to Twist & Pulse though too. And do you know what, now I know that I'm never going to see Egel again, I kind of miss him.


21:54David votes Molly, Alesha chooses Twist & Pulse (Of course. If you can dance you're golden with Alesha. That's why I'm taking salsa classes).


21:53So The Loveable Rogues topped the vote and are through. They also top DS's poll of laziest finalists ever.


21:52Ashley, The Zimmers, Lucky and Dennis are out. The Loveable Rogues and Twist & Pulse join Molly in the Top Three. I should bet on this thing.


21:51Honey and Area 51 are going home, Molly's in the Top 3. No surprises there really...


21:50It's results time. Egel couldn't possibly be in the Top Three could he...COULD HE?!!


21:49More celebs have been tweeting. Rio Ferdinand thinks The Lovable Rogues are good enough to be signed now. Yeah, but he also likes Glee so I wouldn't pay attention to him (don't get mad guys, just admit that show's no good anymore).


21:46Apparently that buzzer went off by accident when David gave Simon a lapdance. Yeah, I believe that. I'd also believe that somebody just wanted that darn song to end. After that noise there's a little VT about what getting in the final would mean to the contestants, in which Dennis says it could help him achieve his dream. WHAT THE HECK IS HIS DREAM? You mean dressing up like Icarus is just a side project?!


21:41And just to top the lunacy of the night off, here are LMFAO. Or at least one of them. What the heck, surely that other guy can't have had anything better to do? Somebody buzzes, which I am eternally grateful for. And of course, there's barely concealed tallywhackers everywhere for the big finish. Cowell booked this, right?


21:39Here's some awkward padding, er, judges' banter. David is glad that tonight all the "nutters" came out and Amanda calls it "the maddest, most fun show in the history of Britain's Got Talent". Simon says he too was surprised Dennis had a wife, before David points out to Cowell that he had a fiancée, which is equally crazy. A little obvious joke there, but it made him squirm so I'll take it.


21:35Nope, it's no less insane the second time round. And I'm even more annoyed that The Loveable Rogues just repeated their song again. Darn those cheeky blighters!


21:33We get the traditional recap of the nutters on tonight's Britain's Got Talent. Or as I've decided to rechristen it, Britain's Got Crazy Gold Foreigners.


21:31Ooh, er. Corrie was exciting wasn't it? But enough of that, we need to know if the Egel has landed in the final (I'm getting that horrendous joke out in the open before Ant & Dec do).


21:00Right, that's it everyone. I'm still too stunned by Dennis to think clearly, but I reckon the Top Three will be Molly Rainford, The Loveable Rogues (ugh) and probably Twist & Pulse. I'd rather have Lucky or Area 51 over the last two, but I'll take anybody other than Dennis, frankly. There is no room in the final for someone who's basically an even more insane Brain Blessed circa Flash Gordon. Join us for the results at 9.30pm!


20:54Well, at least his outfit has been given an upgrade for the semi-final. Gone is the gold leaf shower cap, now he's got an actually impressive wingspan. Right, I'm convinced this must be a fetish. Why else would he come up with this? Who would travel countries just to be lifted into the rafters of the Fountain Studios? David correctly notes that he looks like a big German C3PO, Alesha calls him "amazing" and Simon says he is "astonishing". That's... that's one word for it, yes.

'Britain's Got Talent' Semi-Final 3: Dennis Egel

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20:49Oh Lord, here he is. It's crazy German Dennis Egel. He's this year's Popeye...AND HOLY HECK, HE'S MARRIED??! There's hope for us all.


20:45Also, it was nice of Simon to give out a shout out to Tom Bower for all the "bad press" he's received recently. In fact he's so upset that he invited him along to a BGT taping. Unauthorised biography my eye.


20:44David Walliams calls them "the dance group to beat" and Alesha agrees that they "set themselves apart". Simon says that "there were too many song choices", which I agree with. David tells him to "get with the programme", to which he replies "I make the programme". Ok, has he got a professional scriptwriter hidden under his desk this series? That man is too quick.

'Britain's Got Talent' Semi-Final 3: Twist and Pulse Dance Company

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20:40Next it's the Twist & Pulse Dance Company. It's another of those obnoxious noise, jerky limb routines. Oh, with added little kid. And 'Men In Black' - ok, I'll give them credit for bringing back that tune. But they're ten a penny on BGT nowadays.


20:37Hmm. An accomplished enough performance of 'Sign Your Name Across My Heart', but she's clearly one of those filler singers/dance acts. She won't be through. Amanda and Simon agree with me, while Alesha said her nerves "hindered" the performance, but she liked it enough. David, as sweet and nice as ever, compliments her makeover. Her fate is sealed when she gets the consolatory speech from Ant & Dec. Don't even bother showing the number guys, she's toast.

'Britain's Got Talent' Semi-Final 3: Honey Shazad

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20:32A little Louis Walsh shout out there from Ant & Dec. Always appreciated. Next up is Honey Shazad. The name sounds more fitting for a paint colour than a person, but let's see what she can do...


20:29Alesha loves how they sing about pork pies, while no doubt scribbling notes for lyrics under the table. Amanda calls them "happy and jolly" and describes them as The Streets mixed with Gypsy Kings. Are they even old enough to know who either of those are? Simon is thinking about their first album already. At the minute it's evidently just that same song 12 times. People will still buy it though...that upsets me.

'Britain's Got Talent' Semi-Final 3: The Loveable Rogues

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20:23Oh rubbish, are they singing the same song again? Man, it's like they know a few cheeky bits to the camera are all it takes to make the final. I blame Olly Murs for this cheeky chappy lark.


20:20We're back and it's The Loveable Rogues. If you don't remember them from the auditions, you must have been watching a different show. They pretty much got a whole episode to themselves.


20:15Amanda is impressed. She says it "felt wrong on so many levels" and describes it as "like a scene from Blade Runner". I don't think she's ever seen Blade Runner. Jetsetting lothario Simon Cowell wants to take her home. Luckily she fits in most overhead storage bins.

'Britain's Got Talent' Semi-Final 3: Lucky

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20:12Right, if the crazy Area 51 demons weren't going to give us nightmares then seeing Lucky writhe around the stage like a possessed Alice in Wonderland certainly will. Wait, did it suddenly get colder in here?


20:10Next it's that contortionist named Lucky. Ant & Dec stole my lame joke, so let's move on.


20:10As much as child stars get on my wick, I'll admit she managed to hold that song together beautifully. Alesha Dixon calls her "a little Mariah Carey" - take note Louis Walsh, this is how you make a comparison that makes sense. Simon calls her "very adorable, very cute" and undoubtedly in his head "very marketable". Molly stars to weep a little, but luckily it's after her song's over. Phew, tantrum averted!

'Britain's Got Talent' Semi-Final 3: Molly Rainford

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20:06Next it's another bloody child singer, Molly Rainford. Fingers crossed we don't have another Holly whatsherface-esque breakdown. She's singing 'It Must Have Been Love'. Fun fact - she would have been minus 11 years old when that song was released. Feel old?


20:02Oop, cheeky 'tooting your instrument' gag from David. Amanda Holden goes a bit risqué too, praising him for "having the fastest hands in showbusiness". Simon thinks his performance is "too limited". Boo! Boo! Boo... no, he's completely correct. Of course he ain't gonna get to the final. Back on the farm young man.


19:59Right, how the heck do you describe a xylophone performance? It was... good? Simon, Amanda and Alesha all buzz, but David's dancing around like a loon. Let's hope he's got a more resilient pair of pants tonight.

'Britain's Got Talent' Semi-Final 3: Ashley Elliott

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19:57Here's xylophone-loving farmer Ashley Elliot. Only on BGT.


19:52David Walliams is not sure if Area 51 is right for the Queen and Alesha agrees that they're more suited to a festival. She thinks they're "too noisy" - well if The Zimmers weren't complaining, what's the problem? Amanda really opens herself up to attack by declaring they look "good on the surface, but there's nothing underneath". You make this too easy, Mandy.

'Britain's Got Talent' Semi-Final 3: Area 51

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19:49Those neon robot things are so cool. Makes Titan from Big Brother look like a hunk of junk. Not so keen on those white angels of death though. We prefer our dreams sweet.


19:47Next it's sci-fi dance group Area 51. Frankly we didn't see enough of them in the audition shows, so I'm looking forward to this. And we could see someone burnt to a crisp on live TV. Result (?).


19:43Ad break! We're using this valuable time to get nan's clothes back on and beg her to stop singing Rihanna's 'S&M'. If it was on national TV it would be cute.


19:41Thank goodness that's over. It's just a little too embarrassing for our taste. That kind of behaviour is what gets people of a certain age confined to a nursing home. The judges love them though - Alesha even calls them "inspirational". Simon's lost for words and admits that he "absolutely adore[s]" The Zimmers. I think he's angling for a spot in the group in a few years.

'Britain's Got Talent' Semi-Final 3: The Zimmers

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19:37So the old folks start off with a kind of choir-ey 'Who Wants To Live Forever' before...oh God...ripping their clothes off to sing 'Sexy And I Know It'. Please don't let them do the 'wiggle wiggle wiggle' bit.


19:36First up it's The Zimmers. I got to see these lot in their gear for tonight at rehearsals last week and I can promise you you're in for a treat. Well, if you like old men in tight leggings.


19:33David Walliams ripped his pants with excitement last night apparently. That's peaked Simon's interest. Alesha points out that the difference between the auditions and live shows are that the live shows are live. And the acts will have to perform live on the live show. Live.


19:32A hop skip and a jump from Ant & Dec and we're away! The judges are looking lovely again tonight. That dress of Alesha's is very short. Good girl, you've got my vote.


19:30This opening just reminds me that The Showbears are no longer part of BGT. It's sad. We got pretty close...


19:28Evening all. It's Britain's Got Talent semi-final time again! Admittedly I'd rather be spending my time in the sunshine, but much like a Simon Cowell girlfriend I'm contractually obliged to get excited. So here we go!

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