Alesha Dixon’s Golden Buzzer act 100 Voices of Gospel have won the first Britain’s Got Talent live semi-final.
The choir were voted into next week’s grand final by the public after Simon Cowell had described their performance as being in “a different league” to everyone else.
“This is the act for me that after 10 years could and should win,” he said after they took to the stage tonight.
Singer Kathleen Jenkins and vocal duo Mel and Jamie battled for second place, with the judges called upon to vote for who should go through. All four struggled, the judges noting they were both at the same level.
“I love both of you. I think both acts are equally deserving of the final. Both of you have moved me genuinely,” Alesha Dixon said.
“It’s an awful decision. You’re basically the same: the same standard,” Amanda Holden concurred.
A majority decision couldn’t be reached, with David Walliams voting with Ms Dixon for Kathleen Jenkins while Holden and Cowell gave Mel and Jamie their backing. After a return to the public vote it was a “gobsmacked” Mel and Jamie who earned the second spot in the final.
While mother and son duo Mel and Jamie have proven popular, the exit of Jenkins is likely to have ruffled some feathers. However, there could still be a spot with her, with each act that’s voted out in the running for a place as one of this year’s wildcard acts.
Check out tonight’s full results:
9th place: Ystrad Fawr Dancers
8th place: Richard Bayton
7th place: Ben Blaque
6th place: Spartans Resurrection
5th place: Total TXS
4th place: Darren Altman
3rd place: Kathleen Jenkins
2nd place: Mel and Jamie
1st place: 100 Voices of Gospel
The Britain’s Got Talent semi-finals continue Monday at 7:30pm on ITV