on 30-08-2020 13:51
Britain`s Got Talent returns to ITV tonight [Sunday 30 August] at 6.30pm with a one-off show - Britain`s Got Talent: The Finalists Revealed, which was pre-recorded [before Simon Cowell`s back injury] and will show the judges reducing 200 acts to 40.
The 40 acts chosen by the judges will join the Golden Buzzer acts:
Sing Along With Us, singing group - David`s Golden Buzzer; Fayth Ifel, 12year old singer - Simon`s Golden Buzzer; Nabil Abdulrashis, comedian; Jon Courtney, comedy singer - Ant & Dec`s Golden Buzzer; and Honey and Sammy, mother and daughter singers - Amanda`s Golden Buzzer
in the semi-finals.
The first of five pre-recorded semi-finals will be screened on ITV next Saturday [5 September], with the judges picking one act to go through to the final, and the public voting for another act once the episode is shown.
The final will be shown live - without Simon Cowell in the hotseat, who will be replaced by Ashley Banjo.
Any members of the Community gonna be watching ???
31-08-2020 09:00 - edited 31-08-2020 09:04
The 40 acts in the semi-final have been revealed.
Images and details of the acts - including keyboard-playing dinosaur; dancers; singers; contortionists; magicians; unicyclist; comedians; and dangerous acts - can be seen here
Who are your favourites ? Who do you think should be in the final ? Who should not be in the semi-finals?
on 31-08-2020 09:20
I was a bit disappointed if honest. Some acts are excellent but Simon insisting that dinosaur went through was shocking.
Also appeared to be a lot of children.
Not sure how they will do the voting?
On Saturday the final of the Voice Kids was on. They selected 100's of people who could vote from home and that's how they chose the winner from the 4 finalists. It was weird really, all coaches tend to hug these kids and there was none of that. At least though we had a final and a winner.
on 02-09-2020 08:33
Ant and Dec were on Good Morning yesterday @Mi-Amigo explaining how the voting will work.
Each weekend they have 500 viewers all based at home, in different locations throughout the country. They will be shown after each performance, clapping and cheering (or not) Lol
The voting for each show will be up to them.
The following week, it will be a different group of viewers.
Ant and Dec were explaining the measures which have been put in place re Covid 19.
Limited production staff. Covid 19 testing before each show, for contestants, judges and Ant and Dec.
(Ant and Dec have formed their own social bubble so were sitting on the couch together)
The pair will be doing I'm a Celebrity Get me Out of Here in November this year.
From a Castle in Wales!!
Obviously Australia is out of the question...without the sun, not sure how these contestents will cope.
on 02-09-2020 09:28
Thanks @Cleoriff for the info on the voting and the arrangements.
So will there be a "public phone-in" vote as well as the "audience at home" vote? Bit unfair, if not...
Sorry I may have missed something in reading the post.
on 02-09-2020 09:38
@Mi-Amigo As I understood it, they will be doing exactly the same as the Voice Kids.
All votes will be done by selected people from home. No mention of a phone in. They are probably given a button to press or something.
Then the following week for the next semi final, it will be a different group of 500 people voting from home.
However, is it BGT where the judges have a vote between two semi finalists? Or is that X Factor?
on 02-09-2020 10:25
As to the judges and public vote, I have found this
Eight contestants will perform in each semi-final and the judges will choose one act to go through.
The second finalist will then be chosen via public vote when the episode airs - with a 'virtual' audience
as the show is streamed to homes across the UK and the virtual audiences’ reactions then beamed into the studio on a giant screen.
The series will then culminate with the live final, in October, where one act will triumph as Britain’s Got Talent 2020 Champion and win the life-changing £250,000 prize plus that coveted role on The Royal Variety Performance.
on 02-09-2020 10:30
That's better @Mi-Amigo
Must have got mixed up about the judges input. Ant and Dec has said Ashley Banjo standing in for |Simon Cowell is brilliant. He has been there and won the show with Diversity (never been beaten in my opinion). Sometimes he is harsh but constructive.
on 02-09-2020 10:35
I agree @Cleoriff
Ashley can be harsh but fair. This will no doubt put pressure on some of the dancers. Be interesting to see what he makes of some of the other acts - like dangerous and magicians acts ??