All singing, all dancing...
We’ve come out of every BGT viewing this series saying, ‘That was the best show so far’, and this week was no exception. There was some great talent, lots of laughs and a bit of something for everyone. One thing’s for sure, the series is really shaping up for some amazing live shows...
First up this week was schoolgirl Lauren. She went on stage looking all sweetness and light looking like she was going to sing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, and then started on her guitar and rocked the place to Get Your Swag On! None of us were expecting that. We all thought she was going to sing a nursery rhyme or something! She got a clean sweep of 'yes's' from the judges and was THRILLED to get through and we were thrilled for her too.
We had another couple of really good dance troupes this week. There was Karizma Krew, featuring one poor 38-year-old fella who had a bit of a hard time out there – for being 38?! Simon told him he thought the whole act was put together just for him to show off, but as David pointed out, that’s exactly what Simon does! There was a bit of pot and kettle going on there!
Cascade was an amazing combat type dance group that had everyone drooling...especially the girls! When they took their tops off there was a massive cheer from female audience members (and a male audience members too if we’re honest!).
But one of our favourite acts this week had to be Loveable Rogues, partly because they nearly got pulled over by the police on their way to the audition! ‘Loveable Rogues’ is the perfect name for this trio. They’re funny, likeable, witty and there’s a right cheeky side to them as well. They’re proper lads that people can relate to, and they’re having a real laugh, which definitely comes across on telly. We loved this audition, and think they could do really well in the competition and beyond as there's nothing else like them out there. However, part of us does think they’re just after a TV advert though! They mentioned Jack Wills, Nandos, Ralph Lauren and Reebok - all in about five minutes of TV! We reckon they’re only in the business to get free stuff!
We got a real glimpse of just how nerve-wracking the Britain’s Got Talent audition process can be this week. It seemed that this year we have had the most severe cases of nervousness backstage than in any of our past series. We went through gallons of water with the acts trying to combat 'dry mouth' in epidemic proportions. Sometimes though, no matter how hard you try, if nerves have deemed that your lips will stick to your teeth, then resistance is futile. Impressionist Marea Smithson was one such contestant who must have been questioning the wisdom of her decision to come along and audition. She went out on stage, conquered her nerves put in a performance that got her though to the next round. Her success was made that bit sweeter because of Simon's mutterings beforehand, expecting her to be rubbish. It’s always SO good when acts come on and prove him wrong!
There was another ballroom dancing duo this week in Kai and Natalia. Natalia left her family in Cyprus to come to Britain and make it as a ballroom dancer. They had real chemistry and energy, and their determination really shone through. They also had great comments from Alesha who has been quite harsh at times, but very honest on the dance acts. She was very complimentary about these two so they could be another act to watch as we progress.
We can't talk about this weeks show without mentioning Chica Latina. Latino Turner. The little MINX! She reminded us a bit of Margarita Pracatan from The Clive James Show, but minxier! Simon was in a reeeally grumpy mood that day, not a rare occurrence admittedly, but he’d definitely got out of the wrong side of the bed that morning, sorry lunchtime, and was saying, “Here we go again…” as she came out on stage. But lo and behold, when she started doing her thing, he couldn’t help smiling. Everyone was waving and clapping along, and by the end of it she’d brought the house down and Simon's mood was transformed. We could do with her around the place more often!
We’re glad you're enjoying the series, we're also having loads of fun on ITV2 playing the Interval Pub Games with Stephen 'Mullers' Mulhern. ITV2 surprise us with new challenges every year, and this time it’s set in a pub with us going head to head each week. They had us at the word ‘pub’ to be honest; pubs and games are two of our favourite things. We’ve spent a lot of time in pubs honing those skills and we’re glad they've finally come in handy. We're both dead set on becoming ‘top ranker’!
Before we go, we’ve got some of your Facebook questions to answer this week: Lisa Brown, Joyce Combe, and Sam Horstmann all asked which acts we’ve most enjoyed watching so far. Well, we just love the huge variety we’ve seen throughout the course of the show. We’ve had dogs, magic, oh, and a mind-bending bum on More Talent. Every time you think you’ve seen it all, someone comes along and surprises you. We can't (and shouldn't) pick a favourite... yet!
And Caroline Cook Rudegirl, the best dancer between us is easily Dec. He's a lovely mover you know! Keep your questions coming in on Facebook and Twitter - we love hearing what you have to say.
Not long now until the live shows… How EXCITING is that?! (very, is your answer!)
A & D
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