Nu Sxool, Malaki Paul and Sam Kelly were Britain’s Got Talent top 3: Who’s going through to finals though?

by Gerard McGarry

It seems like the Britain’s Got Talent judges are getting a little fatigued with the week-long run of live shows. David Walliams described tonight’s acts as a mixed bag, while Alesha Dixon said that some of the acts had been disappointing for her and hadn’t lived up to their potential.

In a night where some of the oddball acts were more entertaining than the conventional singers and dance acts – we’re thinking of Brynolf and Ljung’s magic act or Gatis terrible comedy routine – the judges singled out camp ballroom act the Sugar Dandies, teenage dancers Nu Sxool and singer Sam Kelly for praise. Simon Cowell told Ant & Dec that he was happy with how the public were voting this week.

Malaki Paul auditions for Britain's Got TalentTonight’s top 3 was rather predictable though: dancers Nu Sxool and singers Malaki Paul and Sam Kelly were revealed as the Top 3 acts. Notably anyone with an accent was eliminated – Gatis, Brynolf and Ljung and Chica Latina failed to attract votes – which makes us wonder whether Britain is ready to accept foreign acts on their Got Talent show (especially since the format is franchised across the world).

Singer Sam Kelly – who gave a solemn and slightly depressing version of the Goo Goo Dolls’ Iris – topped the public vote, securing his place in the live finals this weekend.

Nu Sxool audition for Britain's Got TalentThis left Nu Sxool and Malaki Paul vying for the last place in the final. David Walliams and Amanda Holden showed their support for Nu Sxool, while Alesha Dixon inexplicably chose Malaki. We say inexplicably because it was fairly clear that Malaki’s performance tonight simply wasn’t up to standard. In fact, David Walliams said as much when he chose to save Nu Sxool.

The last vote went to Simon Cowell, and while he’s been quick to rely on the public vote this week, he was decisive tonight by choosing Nu Sxool. Malaki was inconsolable after the result was announced, while the kids from Nu Sxool (which is really annoying to type, just FYI) were elated. They join Jonathan and Charlotte, Kai and Natalia, Ashleigh and Pudsey, Only Boys Aloud, Molly Rainford and The Loveable Rogues in this weekend’s grand final. And that’s before we find out who the wildcard act will be.

Gerard McGarry is a jet-setting, world-renowned Reality TV critic. In real life, Gerard works with web and social media strategy. His personal blog is at GerardMcGarry.com or follow him on Twitter @gerrybot