Back for its fifth year, the Britain’s Got Talent Golden Buzzer will completely change the competition for five acts.
As fans know, judges Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams, and presenting duo Ant and Dec, all have one chance each to press the panel’s gold button and send an act straight through to the semi-finals.
Is a Golden Buzzer a sure sign somebody will win the contest? Not exactly: so far, not a single Golden Buzzer act has gone on to win Britain’s Got Talent. But it does massively boost their odds.
So, who are the lucky performers to be sent through this time around? We’ll be updating this article each time the Golden Buzzer is hit…
David Walliams’ Golden Buzzer act – Flakefleet Children’s Choir
Walliams dramatically pressed his Golden Buzzer in the first episode of the 2019 series after Flakefleet Children’s Choir moved him to tears with their energetic rendition of Queen’s Don’t Stop Me Now.
The performance – led by headteacher Dave McPartlin – saw the kids aged four to 11 in an array of fancy dress, darting across stage and singing their hearts out. Walliams was seen sobbing before he praised the “unbridled joy” they brought to the stage and sent them through to the live semi-finals. Watch Flakefleet’s audition below:
Simon Cowell’s Golden Buzzer act – Kojo Anim
The famously hard-to-please Cowell isn’t a fan of comedians on the show, but Anim, who has been on the comedy circuit for two decades and opened up for acts such as Kevin Hart and Chris Rock, managed to make TV’s Mr Nasty smile with his on the money routine about being a father and broke in London.
“You were so funny and so unpredictable,” Cowell told Anim. “You had the most amazing energy. This is the break you’ve been waiting for.” Watch Anim’s performance here:
Ant and Dec’s Golden Buzzer Act – Akshat Singh
After a flurry of poor auditions that left the judges deflated, it was Akshat Singh’s heartwarming dance act that reenergised the audience and brought a smile to everyone’s face.
Speaking ahead of his audition, Mumbai-born Singh told the audience, “I have two mottos in life. To make everyone happy and to show everyone that nothing is impossible.”
After he finished with an impressive splits, both Ant and Dec exclaimed that the teenager was “incredible” – a sentiment echoed by the judges. Watch his performance below:
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