Britain’s Got Talent 2014: Best acts so far

Salsa-dancing grandmas, magicians and singers have caught the attention of judges Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams


Tonight’s episode of Britain’s Got Talent is only the fourth in the series, but the show is bursting at the seams with talent.


Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams are back at the judges’ table, as eager contestants attempt to follow in the footsteps of champs Paul Potts, Attraction and Diversity.

Among the top talent hoping to secure the cash prize and a chance to perform at this year’s Royal Variety Show are these fabulous acts. Look out for them in the next rounds… 


A boy band that’s only been together a month didn’t seem like they could impress Mr Simon Cowell. But then came their beautiful rendition of a Les Mis track Stars and the judges gave them four excited yeses. A hot favourite among bookies. 

Innova Irish Dance Company

Irish dancing with a twist. From Timber to Earthquake, the girls showed off their traditional moves to modern tracks. The judges were dazzled, with Alesha Dixon unable to hide her shock at their exciting choreography. 


79-year-old salsa-dancing grandma Paddy and her dance partner Nico earned the first Golden Buzzer of the series from Amanda Holden which whizzed them straight through to this year’s live semi-finals. 

Lettice Rowbotham

An electric violinist dubbed the poshest contestant ever to audition by David Walliams is the darling of the judges after wowing with both her skill as a musician (playing along to well-known tracks from the charts) and her infectious personality. 

Darcy Oake

Magicians usually have a tough time on Britain’s Got Talent, but Darcy was something else. Doves appeared out of thin air over and over again, before he eventually conjured up a woman. Who knows how he did that!

Micky Dumoulin

A new Olly Murs in the making, cheeky Micky blasted out his rendition of Bring Him Home to across-the-board praise from the judges. He had the BGT classic too – his Nan as his biggest fan. Result! 

Kings and Queens

This is how you do ballroom. A super sexy dance routine to Michael Jackson’s Dangerous caught the attention of the judges this year. With a familiar face among the group in the form of former finalist Kai Widdrington, who was pipped to the post by Ashleigh and Pudsey in 2012. 

Bailey McConnell

A 14-year-old schoolboy singing a song he wrote about his best friend turning on him. Tears all around. If Alesha had her way she admitted she’d give him a recording deal. 

Britain’s Got Talent continues Saturday at 7:15pm on ITV