Britain’s Got Talent 2013: ‘Genius’ and ‘Outstanding’ band The Luminites win high praise for ‘Hurts So Good’


The Luminites were one of the stand out acts to perform on Britain’s Got Talent tonight and their version of ‘Hurts So Good’ by Millie Jackson had the panel raving about the future of singers Jordan Clarke, Ben Francis, Stephanie Edwards and Corey Layzell.

Before singing, the band explained their history, saying:

“We have been together as a group for about two years now. When we all met, we were all doing totally different things.”

“We just gig as much as we can, we’ve done pubs, unis, school halls, whatever we can. We are used to just literally singing for our dinner.”

The added:

“Right now we are pretty broke. This is definitely going to be the biggest gig for us and we want to show everyone exactly what we can do.”


The band were very different to anything we have seen on the show before and their vocals and instruments blended wonderfully and seemingly effortlessly together.

They had a very marketable look and sound and a lovely vibe, which the judges definitely picked up on.

Afterwards singer and dancer Alesha Dixon told the group that they are a ‘ready made band’ admitting that the loved the ‘blend’ of their voices together. She also enjoyed the beat boxing element of the song.

Amanda praised the ‘amazing’ act telling them that they are perfectly ‘unique,’ while praising their harmonies and sound.

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David found the singers likeable and praised them for being ‘brilliant musicians.’ He thought the fact that they were all ‘easy on the eye’ would help their career and admitted that he saw them as ‘ ready-made stars.’

Simon Cowell praised their ‘genius’ song choice and ‘outstanding’ vocals, telling the band that they are ‘very cool’ and ‘the best’ he had heard all day.

Unsurprisingly The Luminites won four yeses from the judges and a place in the next round. Do you think they’re good enough for the live shows and did you enjoy their performance tonight?

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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!