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Britain’s Got Talent 2022 acts: Meet all the semi-finalists

Who will bag a place in the final?

Nick Edwards on Britain's Got Talent
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Published: Friday, 3rd June 2022 at 12:15 pm
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Britain’s Got Talent’s live semi-finals are in full swing, with a whole hosts of acts battling it out to impress the BGT judges and viewers at home.

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Each night, eight acts perform for viewer votes, with the most popular act making it through to the BGT 2022 final.

It's then up to the judges to pick who joins them from the next two most popular acts.

As usual, we're seeing a wide range of acts competing for the substantial cash prize and a place at the Royal Variety Performance, including those lucky enough to earn the coveted golden buzzer earlier this season.

But who's taking part in Britain's Got Talent's semi-finals tonight? Read on for everything you need to know about the acts taking part in the live shows.

Britain’s Got Talent 2022 semi-finalists

Ant and Dec in Britain's Got Talent 2022
Ant and Dec in Britain's Got Talent 2022

Friday (3rd June 2022) semi-finalists

  • Aneeshwar Kunchala, 7-year-old YouTuber from Warrington
  • Axel Blake, 33-year-old comedian from London
  • Brian & Krysstal, comedy double act
  • IMD Legion, east London Street crew
  • Matricks Illusion, brother and sister illusionists
  • Nick Edwards, 35-year-old singer from Doncaster
  • Scooter Boys, young scooter quartet aged between 6 and 10
  • Welsh of the West End, Welsh choir

Thursday (2nd June 2022) semi-finalists

  • 5 Star Boys, dance group aged between 10 and 12 from Swindon
  • Dame Nation, drag act consisting of eight members aged between 31 and 57
  • Loren Allred, 32-year-old singer
  • Stefano Paolini, 45-year-old impressionist from Brixton
  • The Frontline Singers, choir consisting of frontline workers aged between 22 t0 62
  • The Phantom, invisible magic act
  • Titan the Robot, comedian
  • Mary P, 29-year-old rapper

Wednesday (1st June 2022) semi-finalists

The Witch Britain's Got Talent
The Witch act on Britain's Got Talent ITV
  • Eva Abley, 14-year-old comedian from the West Midlands who has cerebral palsy - FINALIST
  • The Freaks, acrobatic group
  • Les Sancho, dance group made up of dance teachers from Marseille in France
  • Dane Bates Collective, dance group
  • The Dots, harmony trio
  • Immi Davis, nine-year-old singer
  • Tom Ball, 23-year-old singer from West Sussex - FINALIST

Tuesday (31st May 2022) semi-finalists

  • Voices of the Armed Forces Children Choir, a group of singers whose parents serve in the military
  • Amber & Nymeria, dog act
  • Dante Marvin, singer from Liverpool
  • Ryland Petty, nine-year-old magician
  • Ben Nickless, 40-year-old variety entertainer from Lanchashire - FINALIST
  • Flintz and Taylor, musical duo - FINALIST
  • Ranger Chris, entertainer
  • Andrew Basso, escapologist

Monday (30th May 2022) semi-finalists

  • Mel Day, 77-year-old singer
  • London Community Gospel Choir
  • Jamie Leahey, 13-year-old ventriloquist FINALIST
  • Maxwell Thorpe, singer - FINALIST
  • Born To Perform, children’s dance group
  • Suzi Wild, impressionist
  • The Witch, magician
  • Junwoo, magician

Golden Buzzer acts

Loren Allred

Loren Allred Britain's Got Talent Golden Buzzer controversy
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Loren Allred impressed the judges with a stirring rendition of Never Enough, taken from The Greatest Showman soundtrack, which secured her the golden buzzer from Amanda Holden.

Her sending through to the final proved somewhat controversial among fans, some of which felt that she was too successful in her field to be auditioning for Britain's Got Talent.

Allred is the original vocalist for Never Enough, which climbed to number 24 in the UK Singles Chart and was certified 2x Platinum by the BPI, while she has also competed in the US edition of The Voice.

However, both Allred herself and Britain's Got Talent have argued she remains unestablished, as many are not aware that she is the singer behind Never Enough (which was lip-synced to actor Rebecca Ferguson in the musical film).

Axel Blake

Axel Blake in Britain's Got Talent
ITV

Stand-up comedian Axel Blake delivered a blistering set for his Britain's Got Talent audition which had the judges in stitches, leaving Simon Cowell so impressed that he hit the golden buzzer with no hesitation.

Similar to Allred, there was some backlash when viewers learned that Blake has been a working comedian for many years and even has his own recorded stand-up special, titled I'm Not Gonna Lie.

Again though, fans have defended the comic, arguing that while Blake has achieved some success in his field, he has never had an opportunity on this scale before and is highly deserving of it.

Born to Perform

Born to Perform
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Dance troupe Born to Perform wowed judges with a brilliant routine set to You Can't Stop the Beat; one of the most popular tunes from stage musical Hairspray.

The group is comprised of children and teenagers, all of whom gave their all to secure the golden buzzer from David Walliams, who had nothing but glowing praise for their terrific work.

Keiichi Iwasaki

Keiichi Iwasaki on Britain's Got Talent
ITV

Keiichi Iwasaki made a big impression with his audition, where he demonstrated several incredible magic tricks that left viewers with jaws on the floor.

One memorable moment saw judge Alesha Dixon get involved, participating in a stunning illusion where Iwasaki levitated one of the rings from her finger.

There was little doubt of four 'yeses' after that, but Britain's Got Talent presenting duo went one further by awarding the magic act their golden buzzer.

Flintz and T4ylor

Flintz and Taylor – Britain's Got Talent
ITV

This fresh-faced music duo are one of the few good things to come out of the pandemic, having met virtually during lockdown when they started putting together their act.

Flintz and Taylor finally met in person at their Britain's Got Talent audition, where shortly after they were showered with golden confetti after Alesha Dixon sent them straight through to the semi-final.

They presented a compelling blend of rap and piano which left Dixon in tears, who praised their bold originality and the weight of their lyrics.

Other semi-finalists

It's yet to be confirmed who the other semi-finalists will be in this year's Britain's Got Talent live shows, but expect ITV to make an announcement of the full line-up soon.

Rest assured we'll update this page as soon as they do so.

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Britain's Got Talent continues on ITV at 8pm on Monday 30th May 2022. Check out more of our Entertainment coverage or visit our TV Guide to see what's on tonight.

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