Digital Spy

Search Digital Spy
24

Reality TV Blog

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

By
Britain's Got Talent Semi-Final 4: Live Blog

© Rex Features / Ken Mckay/Thames

A dancing dog, some ballroom dancers, a cheeky chappy indie trio, a child singer, an opera duo and a humongous Welsh Choir have already made this weekend's Britain's Got Talent finale. But who will be joining them?

After tonight's semi-final two more acts will be voted through to Saturday's extravaganza. Hoping to live up to the challenge are burlesque performer Beatrix Von Bourbon, 9-year-old singer Malaki Paul, bad stand-up comedian Gatis Kandis, girl group Be Minor, singer Chica Latina, 40-year-old ballroom dancers the Sugar Dandies, singer Sam Kelly, magicians Brynolf and Ljung and dance group Nu Sxool.

Digital Spy will be live-blogging all the action from 7.30pm tonight on ITV1. Stick with us for punditry and our verdict on the acts throughout the evening.


22:02Amid a circus of dancing kids, Ant and Dec bid us adieu. I'll be feeding my Stephen Mulhern obsession on ITV2. Please come back tomorrow for another semi-final from the usual time of 7.30pm. Hope you have a lovely night, all. As for me, I'll be crying into my Latvian national flag. See ya!


21:58What did you think of that child act face-off? Excruciating, wasn't it? Gutwrenching moment for Malaki... there's one of him, 20 of Nu Sxool. For a 9-year-old, it has to be absolutely awful.

Britain's Got Talent Semi-Final 4: Nu Sxool

© Rex Features / Ken Mckay/Thames



21:56I never trust Amanda Holden to make the right decision, but come on Simon! Child dance act Nu Sxool go through over a tearful Malaki...


21:55So the judges' verdict... Walliams picks Nu Sxool, I don't know why. Alesha Dixon evens things out and goes for Malaki. Tension!


21:55Woah, Sam Kelly gets through first. Seriously didn't expect that. Kelly is humble... now it's between Malaki and Nu Sxool. Please let it be Malaki...


21:53Be Minor also out. B-flat after all.


21:53Bloody Nu Sxool make the top three, alongside Malaki and Sam Kelly. Shock horror, magicians Brynolf and Ljung go out after all, along with Chica Latina, Sugar Dandies and Beatrix von Bourbon.


21:51Gatis Kandis is going home! NO! I'll get my coat...nothing matters anymore.


21:51THIS IS IT...


21:50Looking through the comments... I completely forgot about the magicians. How could I?! Sorry guys, it's been a long day. I now revise my prediction I made just before 9pm. So Sam Kelly, you're down to third and Nu Sxool, you're completely out of my top three. Any predictions, anyone?


21:46Simon Cowell has truly cast a spell on Chica Latina, who just told Ant and Dec she wants to work for him. The Dark Lord Returns.


21:44BOOM! VOTING LINES CLOSED! The results are edging ever closer...are you excited?


21:43I've heard "smashed it" twice on BGT this week. Nice to see Richard Keys still making an impact on 21st century British life.


21:41Some much-needed class added to Britain's Got Talent's guest lineup tonight, as Labrinth gets us all shaking our hips with 'Express Yourself'. Take that, Tulisa.


21:38Nu Sxool getting all the plaudits as Ant & Dec chat to the panel, but it's the public who really matter so we've heard enough from them.


21:36I've seen Gatis Kandis's stand-up routine three times now, and I'm still not bored. I'll be listening to the Latvian national anthem on loop between now and 10 o'clock... hopefully luck will be smiling on me.


21:34Onto lighter matters, Sir Richard Branson - sorry Ant and Dec - introduces a nailbiting half-an-hour for tonight's nine hopefuls.


21:33OK, maybe my Corrie preview contained a slight exaggeration. But she's definitely in a coma.


20:59For the meantime, I'm off to watch Corrie! Big bad Terry Duckworth's still causing havoc, and I hear he's beating Tina into a pool of her own blood, leaving her in a coma. Too violent? Nah, they're just making the most of the 9pm watershed. Anyway, enough of that, see you at 9.30 for the results show! I can't wait...


20:56So that's it for the main show... what did you all think? If I was a betting man, I'd back singers Malaki Paul and Sam Kelly for the top two, and maybe Nu Sxool in third place. I'd love to see Gatis Kandis in the final, but I have a feeling it won't happen.


20:53I couldn't resist that little joke there... but they weren't that flat (not all of them) - their vocals were generally pretty tight. They could be the next Little Mix.

Britain's Got Talent Semi-Final 4: Be Minor

© Rex Features / Ken Mckay/Thames



20:52Have they left the worst till last? BGT's only girl group cover 'The Clapping Song' and 'These Boots Are Made for Walkin''. Be Minor? B-flat more like...


20:43Very understated and graceful from Sam, who struck me as a bit of an arrogant 'lad' in his first audition. Surely he has to be in with a shout of getting into the final after that...

Britain's Got Talent Semi-Final 4: Sam Kelly

© Rex Features / Ken Mckay/Thames



20:42Time for the penultimate performance, it's student singer Sam Kelly! Looks a little bit like Olly Murs. Should be on X Factor. Tender performance and I can hear my sister screaming from the next bedroom. David Walliams says he's "one to watch".


20:36Trust Amanda and Alesha to not like it - they don't get it! Simon Cowell says, "I don't know an awful lot about this", referring to erotic dancing - best moment of the night. David Walliams and the audience can't believe their ears. Don't lie to us, Simon - you love it.


20:34Close your eyes, kids... it genuinely felt like one of Simon Cowell's private parties. A very sensual performance from burlesque dancer Beatrix von Bourbon.

Britain's Got Talent Semi-Final 4: Beatrix Von Bourbon

© Rex Features / Ken Mckay/Thames



20:32Beatrix von Bourbon coming up, another treat for Cowell. She previously told us that she'd like Alesha to join her on stage. Reason to vote her through to the final?


20:29We're in an ad break right now... that Twist and Pulse dig from Amanda Holden - I didn't watch the show last night... were they as good as Nu Sxool or what?


20:25To be honest, I think my previous post smacks of bitterness. I'm just fed up of dance troupes. Positive comments all round from the judges, but could Nu Sxool win a place in the final? I'm not so sure. Simon Cowell says they're "best act of the night so far".

Britain's Got Talent Semi-Final 4: Nu Sxool

© Rex Features / Ken Mckay/Thames



20:23We're back after another break, but I wish I'd gone down to make another cuppa. Nu Sxool, a youth dance group doing a jive to a variety of bland songs. Saved by the bell! Cute, but as dull as dishwater, sorry.


20:14Simon Cowell reveals his "Flick Test" to general bemusement . But back to the Sugar Dandies... they're a lovely couple but I think they're the first act of the night we can definitely rule out for the final.


20:12First buzzer of the night - from Simon - as the Sugar Dandies mince around the stage to Gloria Gaynor. And you thought BGT couldn't get any camper. David and Amanda give them a standing ovation. And no surprise it's Walliams's favourite act of the night. They're his new Showbears.

Britain's Got Talent Semi-Final 4: The Sugar Dandies

© Rex Features / Ken Mckay/Thames



20:08This gets me thinking - axed organist Graham Blackledge could've done something like this - he had the charm. Anyway, I want to see a stand-up in the final, so he gets my vote. Anyone agree?


20:06Yet another dig from David against Ant & Dec. The Geordie duo are going to crack eventually, mark my words. Their permanent smiles will fade and they'll rip Walliams's face off.


20:05There's a bit of swagger in the air... first Malaki, now Gatis. I re-watched his first audition earlier and thought it was a bit crap, but the crowd are loving these one-liners. And he's wooing the ladies. "Have some fantastic dreams tonight."

Britain's Got Talent Semi-Final 4: Gatis Kandis

© Rex Features / Ken Mckay/Thames



20:02Up steps Latvian comedian Gatis Kandis. He "lives in the West End near Sainsbury's". Branded by Simon Cowell in his first audition as the "funniest unfunniest" stand-up - whatever that means.


20:02Jonathan, Pudsey - be warned! You might, might have some serious competition. Well, my mum is dialling right now - I don't know if that means anything.


19:59Well, he's certainly shaken off those nerves. I thought we might've had another dramatic ad-break with slow-motion Alesha running onto the stage. Produces a confident rendition of Alicia Keys's 'No One'.

Britain's Got Talent Semi-Final 4: Malaki

© Rex Features / Ken Mckay/Thames



19:56OK, we're back - but for how long this time? Next up is 9-year-old Malaki Paul, not just any old child act...


19:52What, another break? Seriously? Just to recap - 5 minutes of ads, 3 minutes of actual show, and now another 5 minutes of ads. I could be out in the sunshine... wait.


19:51Excellent bit of Harry Potter-themed magic, and a genuine improvement on their audition. They're also a bit sexy. Two landmark moments on the panel. Firstly, it's the first time the Dark Lord has ever liked magic. And secondly, the first time Amanda Holden has said something funny.

Britain's Got Talent Semi-Final 4: Brynolf and Ljung

© Rex Features / Ken Mckay/Thames



19:47And we're back! Some nice banter from Ant & Dec and now, it's Swedish magicians Brynolf and Ljung. Simon hates magicians - if only More Talent's Stephen Mulhern was on the panel.


19:40Jennifer Lopez?! OK, Simon. The lothario then asks her about her love life... it's all getting a bit steamy. Time for a break.


19:38Ooooooh... and it's Chica Latina up first! Look at her plumage. She creates a carnival atmosphere in the studio and, OK, she's obviously not the best singer in the world but it's entertaining, right?! All judges are impressed - although I'd hardly call it "sophisticated", Amanda... yeah, best leave it to Simon [rolls eyes].

Britain's Got Talent Semi-Final 4: Chica Latina

© Rex Features / Ken Mckay/Thames



19:33"Bursting at the seams with talent". You tell 'em Ant. I nearly forgot... we've got cheeky Mexican performer Chica Latina. Is Beatrix not enough for Simon Cowell in one night? I bet he'll be busy in his dressing room later this evening...


19:30Anyway, we're on air! As introduced by Richard Branson. Looking back at last night, I can't believe the Loveable Rogues are through. They're a bit Scouting for Girls-y.


19:28Has David Walliams started to flag yet? Tell me if I'm wrong, but he's seemed a little dejected all week. And now his Showbears are out, is there much point him being there? Leave your thoughts about how you think Walliams has done on the panel below.


19:23Hi guys! We're under 10 minutes away from a rollercoaster of mainly singing and dancing. But maybe a little bit of burlesque and magic too. Fasten your seatbelts Britain's Got Talent fans, we're about to begin...

You May Like

Comments

Loading...