BGT: Simon Cowell’s Golden Buzzer act Bars and Melody to appear on Ellen

Charlie and Leondre have gone stateside to ramp up support for their bid to win this year’s talent show


Britain’s Got Talent judge Simon Cowell is pulling no punches when it comes to supporting his Golden Buzzer act Bars and Melody (aka BAM).


The two young lads, Charlie, 15, and Leondre, 13, earned Cowell’s support a couple of weeks ago, which sent them straight through to this year’s live semi-final shows.

They sang and rapped about bullying, earning an army of support online. The double act affectionately refer to fans as ‘bambinos’ and already boast more than 72,000 followers on Twitter.

Now, Cowell is ramping up their media presence, sending them stateside to appear on Ellen DeGeneres’s chat show this Thursday.

The boys tweeted:

Cowell himself tweeted supported for their upcoming appearance, although a recent snap of his dogs Squiddly and Diddly in London suggests he won’t be there with them.

While many of the BGT semi-finalists have been doing press in the UK, including salsa dancing grandma Paddy and electric violinist Lettice Rowbotham, this is the first act heading to the US this year to call for support.

Cowell himself said after BAM’s audition that he felt their re-mix of Twista and Faith Evans track Hope could be a hit. Perhaps this is the first step towards making that happen?

The head judge has also told viewers that this weekend they’ll see the funniest act of the series, even though it’s not actually meant to be that funny.

Bets on fellow judge David Walliams loving them?

See Britain’s Got Talent this Sunday (in a move from it’s usual Saturday night slot) at 7:00pm on ITV