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

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If you're a fan of singers, dance acts and dogs, chances are you're pretty happy with the Britain's Got Talent finalists so far.

However, if like us you'd prefer the ending of the ultimate variety show to have a bit of... variety, you'll be keeping your fingers crossed that tonight Dalek impersonator Martyn Crofts and laser-harpist Greig Stewart top the votes.

Join Digital Spy from 7.30pm to discover who will grab the final two spots in Saturday's final and laugh at those who don't.


22:03So that's it. We have our finalists! And don't forget there's a wildcard contestant still to be announced. We here at Digital Spy will tell you who the judges have picked the second we know, so stay with us. And don't forget to share your opinions on tonight's results in the comments. Night all!


21:59David chooses Aquabatique, Alesha goes for Billy and Amanda votes Aquabatique too. Simon once again gets the deciding vote and puts Aquabatique through. Possibly because he just wants to see them jumping about in their swimsuits. Bad luck Billy. But don't worry, you may not have won BGT but you're probably a contender for Heat's torso of the week.


21:55Top of the public vote tonight is Ryan. Of course. That girl probably still won't go out with him though. She's ain't settling for no runner-up.


21:53Dalek man has been exterminated (sorry, but what else was I doing to say?). Ryan O'Shaughnessy and Billy George, tonight's biggest hunks, are also in the top three.


21:52Face Team, Callum Oakley and Strictly Wheels are out too.


21:51Greig's going home, Aquabatique are in the top three. So far so good.


21:51It's time for our final bit of Britain's Got Talent-ey action. Who'll go through?


21:48Poor Rebecca Ferguson. I'm glad I'm not obliged to explain my drunken injuries to millions of people. After that we get the usual pointless bit backstage where Ant & Dec ask the contestants how much getting to the final would mean to them (the answer, always, is a lot). The only noteworthy thing to come out of that little bit is the fact that Martyn Crofts is still wearing a saucepan on his head. Incredible. I'd like to think he never takes it off.


21:42While the monkeys with abacuses out back are counting the public votes, here's Rebecca Ferguson. Love this little lady. She can do no wrong in our eyes - except for the random One Direction romance. Don't expect Simon to invite Matt Cardle onto BGT anytime soon.


21:38David is on fire again, joking that Simon has been making things tense on the panel and he's not sure if he'll let him return next year. Simon bats off the gag and says that he thinks the act who comes first tonight will have a good chance of winning the whole thing. Um... haven't you said that every night, Si?


21:35It's showtime! We get a reminder of all of tonight's performances - do you know what, I'd completely forgotten about Face Team. Doesn't bode well for them does it really? It's also particularly surreal going from Martyn Dalek's mad, in your face mutterings to silence and a joke about bum cheeks.


21:03Well, on that sour note it's all over. Get voting people - it's time for you to choose the last two Britain's Got Talent finalists. Does Hope have a hope? Should Ryan have stayed on The Voice? Let me know in the comments below and... I dunno, watch Corrie or something until the results show. See you then!


20:59Simon makes an incredibly unsubtle dig at The Voice of Ireland for being nice and letting him appear on BGT. Poor Ryan's completely unaware, chatting back about his experiences on the rival format like he's not being used as a pawn in Cowell's game. This is...a little uncomfortable.

Britain's Got Talent Semi-Final 5: Ryan O'Shaughnessy

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20:55Next up is Ryan O'Shaughnessy. He's been given a good telling off for messing about with The Voice of Ireland, but he's just too marketable to let go. And n'aaw, the girl he's been pining after still doesn't like him. Apparently choosing to declare his love by singing about her in front of millions of people was more creepy than charming. Who knew? Anyway he's got another love song to roll out tonight that the judges all just love.


20:49David reveals a love of synchronised swimming and suggests that Simon join him for a dip (in the pool) later. Simon again tries to cause controversy by revealing that Aquabatique performed at David's wedding. Stop trying to cause trouble Cowell, you've still got to explain away your grooming of the Loveable Rogues. Anyway, Alesha thinks they're "inspirational" and Amanda calls them "absolutely fabulous". Simon also creepily invites them to swim in a tank he's about to install in his home. Don't do it girls, you'll never leave!

Britain's Got Talent Semi-Final 5: Aquabatique

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20:44God, I am not going to miss that 'boots and cats' guy when BGT ends on Saturday. So annoying.


20:42Next up are Aquabatique, potentially this writer's favourite act. And not just because of the gold swimsuits. No, these gals have got something special - the judges always talk about finding a unique BGT winner and you can't really get more unique than this. That bleddy tank is a liability though. We'll find out what the panellists thought after the break - assuming they actually watched the act and didn't use the opportunity to nip out to the bar.

Britain's Got Talent Semi-Final 5: Strictly Wheels

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20:37Please welcome on to the stage Strictly Wheels, one of the most heartwarming acts in this year's BGT. Wow, those tasseled trousers are incredible. Where can we get a pair? Oh, and the performance itself was pretty good too. Though the man still looks like a pudgy accountant who's taken to the dance floor at an office party and turned out be actually ok. Alesha and Amanda think it was a bit of a step down from their first audition, but David and Simon praise the uplifting message behind Strictly Wheels. So that's alright I suppose.


20:29David says she has the "best voice in the competition", but Alesha might have preffered a more lively song - perhaps one with a 'Scandalous'-esque rap ("Mis-Teeq comin' on strong!) Amanda didn't like the song, because apparently she's decided to hate something about everyone tonight, but says Hope did "impeccably well". And finally Simon likens her to a young Adele - I KNEW THAT WAS YOUR GAME, COWELL!

Britain's Got Talent Semi-Final 5: Hope Murphy

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20:26Next up is Essex singer Hope Murphy, a young talent who deserves a greater introduction than that lame fish gag from Ant & Dec. She gives a bit of a strange perfomance - a barebones rendition of 'Forever Young'. It's mesmerising, but it seems like she's having to reign herself in.


20:21Goodness, I was concerned how Callum was going to the end of the sentence "obviously as a teenager I watch a lot of...". But no worries kiddies, it's not a blue act. He's a very confident performer - perhaps he needs to rethink his material, but he's obviously naturally humorous and likeable. Everyone agrees that he's a star in the making and Simon drops David in it by revealing that he admitting to disliking comedians. Don't know why he did that...maybe everyone was being too nice?

Britain's Got Talent Semi-Final 5: Callum Oakley

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20:15Next up is young comedian Callum Oakley. Seriously, does every act need to hammer home to us that they 'weren't good at school'. If you're good we'll vote for you, shh!


20:11Simon Cowell is the only voice of reason on the panel, pointing out that Martyn is obviously mental and the gay robots behind him don't qualify as Daleks. Of course this dangerously unstable man is not going to be let anywhere near the Queen, but at least he got that spot at the Skipton Gala he coveted. See kids, dreams can come true - just as long as they're ridiculous. Also, how are all these BGT weirdos married, yet I'm still single?

Britain's Got Talent Semi-Final 5: Martyn Crofts

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20:07Next is Skipton's own Martyn Crofts - also known as that nutter who thinks he's a Dalek. Oh and his saucepan's even been given a makeover for tonight's semi-final. It's Doctor Who meets TOWIE. Alesha and Amanda decide to join in too by sticking pots on their head and doing their own impressions, which to be honest actually gives me a newfound respect for Martyn's act. Ain't as easy as it looks, is it girls?


20:03David suggests that he choose to wear "even less clothes" if he makes it to the final - come on David, you don't want to come across too camp do you? Your career could be ruined. Amanda calls him "the Peter Pan of the hoop world" (um, ok) and does her best pantomime "I believe, I believe". She's clearly still in Shrek The Musical mode. Yep, good comments all round.

Britain's Got Talent Semi-Final 5: Billy George

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19:59Next up is ring enthusiast (he he) Billy George. He's pulled the old 'do your routine shirtless' trick to distract people from the fact he's basically swivelling about in a giant hula hoop...nah, seriously, he's pretty skilled.


19:53Alesha doesn't think the Queen would like lasers, Amanda calls Greig "too nerdy" and Simon accuses him of sounding "terrible". And because this is Britain's Got Talent, we have to have a surreal ending to this segment where Cowell starts hearing cats in the audience. Right, screw you Greig, you're outta here. Bring on some ads!


19:49Blimey, the electricity meter at Fountain Studios must be running up like crazy. He's doing that 'In Cars' song and 'Good Feeling'. And he's...all over the place. There's plenty of dud notes and although it looks pretty, it's kind of lacking the wow factor. Some random dancers are let loose to spruce it up. Jessie J would be fuming.

Britain's Got Talent Semi-Final 5: Greig Stewart

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19:46We're back! If you're fretting about missing Big Bang Theory on the other side, don't panic - Britain's Got Talent is about to fill you geek quota for the night with Greig Stewart - laser harpist.


19:43Heeeere's the first of many ad breaks. Hey, ITV have to pay for those trampolines somehow!


19:41David calls them "truly extraordinary", while Alesha was impressed enough by all the movement and flashing lights. Presumably all it takes to get a yes from her is waving a laser pen in front of her face. Fantastic comments all round from the judges, great start to the show.

Britain's Got Talent Semi-Final 5: Face Team

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19:37First up are Hungarian basketballers Face Team. Though strangely there seems to be more trampolining going on than slam dunking. And when they inevitably miss it just looks a little embarrassing. They could be in trouble tonight.


19:35Oh yes, don't forget we should find out about the wildcard act tonight. We want Lauren Thalia through to the final. She was robbed. She has a great 'phone face', so she could be in with a shout.


19:33Out come the judges. Is it just us or are Amanda's dresses getting shorter and shorter every night? Not that we're complaining. We may even vote for it.


19:31I have no idea what's going to happen tonight, but just as long as nobody from Aquabatique drowns on live TV I'll be satisfied.


19:29Evening folks. Here we are - the last BGT semi. Tonight we'll discover who gets the remaining two spots in the final and will attempt to avoid being outshone by a dog come Saturday.

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