Tonight’s first Britain’s Got Talent semi final of the year was an extravaganza of craziness, between the dancing nun that appeared with Martin Healy, the Louie Spence inspired dance routine as performed by Philip Green and the dangerous apple centred arrow act in which Aaron Crow could easily have impaled host Declan Donnelly.
However, out of all nine acts that performed, only two could win a place in next week’s final and go on with the chance of scooping the title, the £250,000 prize money and the chance to perform on the Royal Variety Show later this year.
From the start, bookies were backing Band Of Voices and Richard and Adam as the acts most likely to succeed and after Ant and Dec sent Martin Healy, Philip Green and J-Unity home, their predictions seemed more and more believable.
In the end though, the singing ensemble were eliminated and it was 11 year old singer Arisxandra Libantino, Richard and Adam and Youth Creation who made the final three, with the singing brothers named as most popular and going straight through to the final next week.
The judges were left to choose between the children in the end, with David Walliams admitting ‘I hate this bit….it’s like having to choose between Ant and Dec.’
He eventually made his decision and voted to save Arisxandra, Alesha Dixon disagreed and chose the dance troupe, Amanda Holden found it all ‘hideous’ but picked Libantino, leaving the deciding vote with Simon Cowell.
He asked if he could take both acts through and change the rules but in the end he sadly picked one act over the other and plumped for Youth Creation, sending the show to deadlock and forcing Ant and Dec to reveal the result of the public vote.
The boys confirmed that Arisxandra had received the most public votes and on hearing that she would be advancing to the next stage she burst into tears, as the judges gave all the young stars a standing ovation.
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