Disabled Dance Group Secure Golden Buzzer From David Walliams On BGT
Born To Perform wowed Britain’s Got Talent judge David Walliams with their upbeat dance and secured their coveted gold buzzer.
he dance group, made up of people with various disabilities, jumped for joy and rolled over in golden glitter after Walliams buzzed the buzzer, which will see them straight into the live semi-finals of the competition.
Before her audition, a member of the troupe who has autism said, “We have a barrier, but we want to break those barriers and show the whole world that life is a chance for people with disabilities.”
A memorable moment came as the Northampton group took the stage when one of the dancers covered her face in excitement and disbelief upon seeing judge Simon Cowell in person.
After performing You Can’t Stop The Beat from the musical Hairspray, Cowell said, “I didn’t like it, I loved it.
He added, “I loved the fact you had such a great time, it was actually one of my favorite auditions, I’ll be honest with you.”
The dance saw solo performances by some of the group members, who ranged in age from 14 to 24, and gymnastic moves that included cartwheels and the splits.
During the performance, host Declan Donnelly said, “You can’t help but smile all the time.”
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Judge Alesha Dixon said the group’s passion “blew out” during the act, while Walliams only said he “absolutely loved it” before ringing his coveted golden buzzer.
On Saturday night’s episode, impersonator Suzi Wild also received a standing ovation from all four judges after her impressions of the Queen, Lorraine and Janet Street-Porter left her in hysterics.
The 34-year-old, who also impersonated Kirstie Allsopp and Gemma Collins, said her motivation for auditioning was that she had never seen anyone look like her before.
A dangerous act came in the form of escapologist Andrew Basso, whose inspiration was wizard Harry Houdini and his water torture cell act.
He was joined on stage by Holden, tying both hands together and pinning his ankles before the 36-year-old was hung upside down in a locked water cell, attempting to escape with just a paper clip.
The audience and judges panicked after two minutes as the performer seemingly struggled to undo the lock, but he escaped after three minutes and the judges were ecstatic.
Meanwhile, Hammerhand from Hamberg in Germany tried to break the Guinness World Record of 122 broken coconuts with one hand in one minute.
The 62-year-old martial arts teacher managed to smash 60 coconuts and did not advance to the next round of the competition.
Mary P opened the show with a surprise performance of Black Eyed Peas My Humps, which Judge Holden praised for deeming Disney character Mary Poppins “relevant.”
Cowell was impressed by the London Community Gospel Choir, which sang a compilation of Mariah Carey’s The O’Jays Love Train and Anytime You Need A Friend.
Holden said the performance was like “drinking 20 beroccas,” adding it was an “injection of life, love and energy.”
There was also a singer and guitarist named The Bin Busker who performed Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life hidden in a trash can on stage, but he was kicked off the stage after receiving four buzzers from the jury.
Soul singer Mel Day, 77, who describes himself as a “young old man”, sang Don Bryant’s “Land Of 1,000 Dances” and wowed the judges.
Cowell said: “Timing is everything and maybe this is your time.”
The ITV talent show returned to screens this year, or for the first time since it was canceled in 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Britain’s Got Talent continues on ITV.
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