Basketballs, big jumps and shiny sailors...
Week four of BGT 2012, and it seems to be going from strength to strength. We were away last week at The Masters golf tournament in the U.S (you might have seen our pics on Twitter), so we didn’t get a chance to write our blog. But how good was last week too?! We think it’s the strongest series of BGT we’ve had for quite some time. No wonder it’s the number 1 show on a Saturday night ;-)
One of the main reasons for that is of course down to the talent we’ve had so far. And this week was no different. The great thing about BGT is the variety of acts that come along - you never know what’s coming next, good and bad. One that the judges agreed was very good was The Showbears. They kicked off the show with their version of It’s Raining Men called Sailor Men, dressed as (you guessed it) sparkly sailors! David Walliams couldn’t control himself and just had to get involved, donning a sparkly hat and joining in with the ‘bears'. He looked worryingly comfortable up there on stage with them as he became an honorary bear - it was the highlight of his day!
In stark contrast, the Hungarian basketball acrobats Faceteam gave us a display to take your breath away, and United We Stand were a dance troupe that wowed the judges - which is no mean feat on BGT these days. The bar has been set so high by series three winners Diversity, that a lot of dance crews struggle to make an impression. But United We Stand certainly did, as did Four Corners last week. It will be interesting to see how many dancers make it through to the Semi-finals. It’s a tough category this year.
Another dance act was Strictly Wheels, but these guys were a bit different. They gave us something we’ve not had in he previous series of BGT - a dance duo with one of the pair in a wheelchair. They whizzed around the stage effortlessly, with Paula in the chair even lifting Gary up at one point! It was so slick it must have taken a lot of rehearsal, and we cant help wondering how many times Gary has had his toes run over whilst perfecting that routine!
A couple of young singers gave great performances this week too. Sixteen-year-old Essex girl Hope Murphy got off to a shaky start when Simon stopped her song before she’d even started singing! How nerve-wracking must that be?! But she did brilliantly to hold it together and give a performance that earned her four yes’s from the panel.
Whilst up in Edinburgh where we were finding talent hard to come by, 14-year-old Paige Turley made venturing north of the border worthwhile with her version of Skinny Love.
That’s it for this week! As ever let us know what you thought of this week’s show, we love reading your comments.
See you on the telly!
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