This weekend Britain’s Got Talent rounds out the audition stages with judges Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, David Walliams and Alesha Dixon choosing their final 45 for the live semi-finals.
Every night next week, the chosen acts will return to perform again. Once more they will face the possibility of being buzzed, as the judges choose who to take all the way to the final.
That’s where we as viewers get to come in and vote for our eventual 2014 winner.
Now at this stage, I have no clue which acts have even made it into the semi-finals. Aside of course from the judges’ individual Golden Buzzer choices – Team Holden’s Paddy and Nico, Team Cowell’s Bars and Melody, Team Dixon’s REAformed, David Walliams’s Christian Spiridon and the as yet unknown Team Ant and Dec choice.
But that doesn’t mean I can’t have a little guess now does it? After all, the bookies are currently backing Bars and Melody to go all the way for the win.
So, putting a flag in the sand (that I hope doesn't leave me blushing) here are my predictions for this year’s final…
Now, I’m trying to imagine the act that will eventually sing in front of the royal family. Singing group Collabro were an early favourite and they’re the kind of act that leaves your skin all goosebumpy and makes you feel all patriotic and tearful for no real reason. Like you’re going to suddenly jump up and sing the National Anthem. It must be their harmonies. But I reckon if you get these lads in some dashing suits and give them a slow song to belt out, there’ll be votes pouring in. Here’s their original audition:
Bars and Melody
Only a fool wouldn’t back Simon Cowell’s act. He’s already shipped singing duo Charlie and Leondre off to the US to appear on Ellen DeGeneres's chat show to earn support. The wheels are probably in motion to release their version of Hope as a single. Two sweet young lads singing about anti-bullying certainly deserve a shot at the title. Here’s the moment they earned Cowell’s Golden Buzzer:
Kings and Queens
This is probably my most ‘outsidery’ choice. But a dance troupe called Kings and Queens performing for the royal family seems like a fitting enough choice. They are splendid, too. One (I’m getting into character) hardly knows where to look to keep up with it all. These guys (back out of character) look like they could fill theatres with their own show and BGT would be a great springboard for that.
A bit of girl power here, Irish Dance troupe Innova were faultless in their original audition. Their mix of traditional dance and modern songs (including one with a nod to Mr Cowell himself) was an instant hit. I’d love to see them in the final and think they’d be a perfect fit for the Royal Variety.
What do you think? On the money or miles off of the mark – let me know who you’re backing in the comments section below...
See Britain's Got Talent Sunday (in a move from Saturday) at 7:00pm on ITV