Britain’s Got Talent 2012: The Mend will sing tonight instead of Sugar Dandies & BGT viewing figures beat The Voice again!

On tonight’s live edition of BGT, X Factor boy band The Mend are replacing the Sugar Dandies, who were previously billed to be performing live tonight.

The band broke the news via Twitter, telling fans, “Tune in tomorrow for live semi finals!! Biggest show of our lives!! #VoteTheMend #FamilyMenders”

And the bosses of the ITV show are doubtless hoping that the viewing figures for BGT continue to grow, given that last night, for the second time, Britain’s Got Talent managed to lure more viewers than BBC1’s The Voice UK.

BGT managed to land a very respectable 9.5 million viewers when it aired at 8.40pm, which made a total of 9.8 million when +1 viewers were added to the figures.

However, The Voice on BBC1 only managed an average audience of 8.2 million, which, yet again, is a loss of more than a million viewers. The show had 9.3 million the previous week…

It’s thought that many of the viewers of BGT tuned in to learn the fate of fan favourite Ryan O’Shaughnessy, who we saw axed from the show last night because he was contracted to Universal due to his appearance on The Voice of Ireland.

However, rather sportingly in my opinion, The Voice of Ireland and Universal have now released Ryan from his contract, so BGT’s bosses who have allowed him through to the live semi-finals.

A show spokeswoman said, “Ryan has now been released from his contract with Universal.”

And while that may be rather short and to the point, it’s good news for Ryan and his fans!

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4 Responses to “Britain’s Got Talent 2012: The Mend will sing tonight instead of Sugar Dandies & BGT viewing figures beat The Voice again!”

  1. Simone says:

    I cannot believe that Chelsea Redfern did not make it through to the live show! She was great and got a standing O! I look at the list of those who got through, and I think, “Yes, there is variety, but if you wanted real talent, there are so many on the list that she stands far above in terms of standout talent.” What were you thinking?

  2. Bracken says:

    The voice had the top ratings until The Battles! But once viewers saw what a farce The Battles were and how some of the best singers went out they knew it was no longer about “The Voice” as it was supposed to be but more about a good sob story. It was so predictable after that, and then became just like every other talent show out there.Thats why they have now lost the ratings war. People are not fools and they don’t like being conned!

  3. carla says:

    i cannot believe that the mend didnt get through last night im so shocked because yesterday they sang their hearts out with a big song tinie tempah and even mixing it with another song which is quite hard and a big suprise for a first live show performance. i hope the judges will bring them back with the wild card because they truly deserve to be there and gone through yesterday as the didnt

  4. Humii says:

    OMG! Can’t believe The Mend dint get through!! What the Hell?! They are soo damn Good and have amazing personalities!! .. ii hope they are the wildcard because they certainly deserve to be in the final .. ii Love Youu;’ The Mend !! <3