Britain's Got Talent: View from the judges' table

Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams share antics from last night's first semi-final show

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Britain's Got Talent has gone live. Yes, live people. It's the semi-finals and now we as viewers can watch and vote.

Last night was the first of the bunch with boy band Collabro and illusionist Darcy Oake the first two acts through to the final.  

Not too many surprised faces at the result, with only impressionist Jon Clegg considered any sort of competition. 

But while there was plenty going on on stage (David Walliams's Golden Buzzer act Christian singing Raining Men was one such attraction), off stage the judges were keeping us up to date with their antics via the wonderful world of Twitter. 

Here's the view from the judges' table...

Simon was excited

Amanda was excited

Alesha was excited

David was excited a whole day before...

Of course the Oscar-style selfie thing happened. It's like the totally hip thing to do now, yah?

Amanda gave us a peek into her make up preparations

Simon Cowell, just to hammer the point home, repeated his frank comments from the show on Twitter

Amanda took a second to catch a cheeky snap of the audience

David Walliams tried to drum up support for his Golden Buzzer act

The secret life of Britain's Got More Talent host Stephen Mulhern was revealed. It's important. Top secret important.

Back to business and David Walliams found himself on the receiving end of a Dixon Dousing after saying she had made a career out of miming

Just a joke, just a joke said Mr Walliams...

Before plotting his revenge.

Normality and the Walliams-Cowell bromance soon resumed

BGT seemed like it needed a little lie down

So did hosts Ant and Dec

Some more selfie action, this time Cowell with musical guest Ella Henderson of X Factor fame

And eventually the two finalists were chosen

Deep breathe everybody, deep breathe. There's a whole week to go...

Britain's Got Talent continues tonight at 7:30pm on ITV