This year, for the first time, Britain’s Got Talent hopefuls will be able to submit audition videos online, to be judged by their fellow YouTube users.
Starting today (and ending on Sunday 22 January), contestants of all ages will be able to upload videos of their weird and wonderful acts onto the talent show’s dedicated YouTube channel.
And from Monday 6 February, the rest of the YouTube community will be able to watch the submissions, after a shortlist of acts is revealed via a live streamdirectfrom the Britain’s Got Talent stage.
Users will then have seven days to vote for their favourites, with the most popular winning the chance to do it all again for real in front of the judges, including Simon Cowell.
Meanwhile, on Saturday 18 February, YouTubers will be able to watch footage of the Britain’s Got Talent auditions from Birmingham, the first time YouTube has featured coverage before it was shown on TV.