Britain’s Got Talent 2012: The Zimmers shock and surprise with their hip performance (VIDEO)

The Zimmers made quite a splash on tonight’s Britain’s Got Talent show.

The troupe of singing pensioners showed up in London’s Hammersmith Apollo earlier this year to tryout for the famous judges and boy, did they have a surprise up their sleeve.

Looking quite downtrodden in their heavy overcoats, the group bickered and fought between themselves, as Simon Cowell got more and more irritated by the delay.

Sylvie was told to ‘move over’, Dave was told to ‘turn around’, while the rest were told that they needed to ‘spread out.’

Finally and after a lot of shuffling, the crooners were all facing away from the audience, except for their lead singer who launched into a rendition of the 1965 track, “What the World Needs Now Is Love” by Hal David and Burt Bacharach.

As she sang, her bandmates behind her began waving their arms and Cowell looked distinctly bored. However the lull wasn’t to last and suddenly there was a break in the music and the seniors began stripping!

Under their old clothes they were all wearing black trousers, hoodies and a bit of bling and some added pink baseball caps to finish the look. They then launched into a spirited rendition of (You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (to Party!) by the Beastie Boys.

At this stage the panel, the audience and everyone began dancing and clapping along as the scary grandpas and grannies strutted their stuff.


ALESHA DIXON: You are so inspiring, that was brilliant!

CARMEN ELECTRA: I loved you guys, you are awesome.

DAVID WALLIAMS: You rock…..and you roll

SIMON COWELL: You on the right are a little tiger aren’t you? I love being surprised and it was fun and I loved your spirit and I liked your attitude and I think you guys are amazing.

Four yeses later and The Zimmers were on their way to the next stage. Do you think they’re good enough for the live shows? Leave your comments below…

Lisa McGarry

Lisa has been watching reality TV for too long now. She won't do any housework unless 'Big Brother' announces it over the tannoy and everything she does has to be put to a public vote!