Past popularity of BGT acts exposed: Bradley Walsh series to hit The Greatest Showman
Britain’s Got Talent is back with two episodes of auditions that have aired on ITV – and some of the contestants are no stranger to taking on the TV show
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Britain’s Got Talent 2022 has got a bunch of talent racing to be crowned this year’s winner of the ITV series.
From singers to dancers and comedians, and dog shows, there are plenty of good performances to keep in mind.
But some of those who have impressed the judges and viewers back home are no stranger to being televised or widely known.
In fact, some of the acts we’ve seen have actually appeared on other versions of the ‘Got Talent’ series, while some have appeared on other televised competitions.
Here’s a look at some of the recent auditions you’ve seen before they joined BGT, including a star who featured on a hit movie track.
One contestant who wowed judges and viewers last weekend was singer Loren Allred, who won judge Amanda Holden’s Golden Buzzer.
She confirmed herself as the lead vocalist behind the hit song Never Enough on The Greatest Showman – while in the film, the performance was performed by actress Rebecca Ferguson.
Rebecca doesn’t actually provide vocals for the song and instead lip-syncs it – with vocals that actually belong to Loren, as she explains on the show.
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She performed this very song on the show, leaving Simon Cowell “speechless” and some in the audience stunned when they realized it was her voice and not the actress singing.
In addition to her singing voice in a major movie, Loren also appeared on The Voice in the US in 2012, and she had Adam Levine as her coach.
Loren isn’t the only one to appear on other televised competitions prior to their BGT auditions.
French dance performance Les Sancho certainly wowed the crowd last weekend, and fans were surprised they didn’t get the Golden Buzzer.
But back in 2020, the same rep auditioned for the French version of the series ‘Got Talent’, reaching the final round after winning the Golden Buzzer.
The Matricks Illusion Show was another big show when they performed on Saturday night, but is no stranger to television shows.
In addition to appearing on a TV series on YouTube, the series has appeared on an ITV show hosted by Bradley Walsh.
Siblings Alex and Emily and their team appeared on Keep It In The Family in 2014 or 2015, and have also performed at a number of events.
Then there was the repertoire of dogs Amber and Nymeria, who performed a trick-or-treating routine for the judges to the awe of the panel.
Simon Cowell said: “It’s unbelievable. You know I like dog acts but this is a different league.”
Called ‘best dog act ever’, it’s Amber and the puppy’s second ‘Got Talent’ as she also appears on Holland’s Got Talent in 2020, and she He was third.
If viewers are right about The Phantom’s identity, the action has already been taken on BGT twice.
Fans are believing that illusionist Marc Spelmann will return once again with a new process, having auditioned twice in 2018 and 2019.
He then went on to star in America’s Got Talent: Champion, where he made it to the semi-finals, before appearing on the BGT Christmas special in 2020.
Fans now think he’ll be back for more and behind the character The Phantom, but they’ll have to wait and see.
Finally, comedian and Golden Buzzer winner Axel Blake also had some pre-BGT fame, as viewers recognized him from an Amazon Prime Video show.
His comedy I’m Not Gonna Lie was filmed in 2018 at the O2 arena and has been uploaded to the streaming service – and some BGT viewers were quick to remember the comedian when he appeared on BGT last weekend.
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Britain’s Got Talent 2022 continues at 8pm on Saturdays on ITV and ITV Hub.
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