Britain’s Got Talent 2018 semi-finalists: all 40 acts who made it through to live shows

We bring you a full list of all this year's BGT acts who will perform during next week's live shows


The Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalists have been revealed.


Judges Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams had to whittle down 182 acts to just 40.

On Saturday after the auditions wrapped up, the judges’ deliberations saw the acts confirmed for the live semi-finals, which start on Monday and air every day next week.

These are the acts who are through to the Britain’s Got Talent live semis:

The Golden Buzzers

All five of the Golden Buzzer acts have been revealed. These acts are the ones specially chosen by the judges to automatically land a place in the semi-finals. They are:

Marc Spelmann – Ant and Dec’s Golden Buzzer

Marc Spelmann - Golden Buzzer on Britain's Got Talent 2018
Marc Spelmann – Golden Buzzer on Britain’s Got Talent 2018 (ITV)

Tim and Jack Goodacre – Simon Cowell’s Golden Buzzer

Tim and Jack Goodacre on Britain's Got Talent
Tim and Jack Goodacre on Britain’s Got Talent (ITV)

Donchez Dacres – David Walliams’s Golden Buzzer

Britain's Got Talent Donchez
Britain’s Got Talent Donchez (ITV/Syco/Thames)

Lifford Shillingford – Alesha Dixon’s Golden Buzzer

Lifford Shillingford
Lifford Shillingford (ITV)

Gruffydd Wyn Roberts – Amanda Holden’s Golden Buzzer

Gruffydd Wyn Roberts on Britain's Got Talent
Gruffydd Wyn Roberts on Britain’s Got Talent (ITV)


Father Ray Kelly

Britain's Got Talent Father Ray Kelly
Britain’s Got Talent Father Ray Kelly (Syco/Thames/ITV)

Irish priest Father Ray Kelly is a 64-year-old singer. He performs Everybody Hurts by R.E.M.

Calum Courtney

Calum Courtney on Britain's Got Talent

10-year-old viral sensation Callum sings Michael Jackson’s “Who’s Lovin’ You”.

Olena Uutai

Britain's Got Talent Olena Uutai
Britain’s Got Talent Olena Uutai (ITV/Syco/Thames)

All we’ll say about Olena’s act is that she makes a lot of horse noises. You have been warned.

Made Up North

Made Up North on Britain's Got Talent
Made Up North on Britain’s Got Talent (ITV)

The young budding boyband hope to be as big as One Direction.

Aleksandar Mileusnic

Britain's Got Talent Aleksandar Mileusnic
Britain’s Got Talent Aleksandar Mileusnic (ITV/Syco/Thames)

The 23-year-old council worker and singer from Stevenage performs a swing version of Seven Nation Army by The White Stripes. But will it be even better than the original?

Ronan Busfield

Britain's Got Talent Ronan Busfield
Britain’s Got Talent Ronan Busfield (ITV/Syco/Thames)

HR man Ronan from Bedfordshire performs Maria from West Side Story in his first audition.

Amy Marie Borg

Amy Marie Borg on Britain's Got Talent
Amy Marie Borg on Britain’s Got Talent (Syco/Thames/ITV)

The 16-year-old student from Malta sings classical piece Nella Fantasia. She marks herself as nine on a scale of one to 10 of nerves, but will her performance be confident?

The Ratpackers

The Ratpackers on Britain's Got Talent
The Ratpackers on Britain’s Got Talent (Syco/Thames/ITV)

51-year-old Dennis DeMille and 22-year-old Marvin Muoneke (who are at pains to point out they’re not father and son!) are Rat Pack singers from Weston-super-Mare and give a rousing rendition of New York, New York.

Sarah Llwellyn

Sarah Llwellyn
Sarah Llwellyn (ITV)

The singer mixes cake eating with opera. Is there a better combination of talents?



Futinity on Britain's Got Talent
Futinity on Britain’s Got Talent (ITV)

The dancers, aged between eight and 24, are a group dressed as zombies. But that’s probably obvious.

Baba Yega

Baba Yega on Britain's Got Talent
Baba Yega on Britain’s Got Talent (Syco/Thames/ITV)

What are Baba Yega? Even after watching their performance we’re still not sure. They’re Belgian dance/performance artists who are mildly terrifying to say the least…

DVJ (Diversity Junior)


A dance group guided by Diversity’s Ashley Banjo – who won the competition back in 2009.


Spotlight on Britain's Got Talent
Spotlight on Britain’s Got Talent (ITV)

The dance group from Birmingham are aged between nine and 17 and perform a dance and acrobatics routine with some magic tricks.

Shameer Rayes

Shameer Rayes on Britain's Got Talent
Shameer Rayes on Britain’s Got Talent (ITV)

Student Shameer impressed with his unique and incredibly impressive style of dance.

Lexie and Christopher

Lexie and Christopher on Britain's Got Talent
Lexie and Christopher on Britain’s Got Talent (Syco/Thames/ITV)

Young baby ballroom dancers Lexie and Christopher give it full throttle as they perform to Meghan Trainor’s Dear Future Husband. But will they get a 10 from Simon and co?

Cali Swing

Britain's Got Talent Cali Swing
Britain’s Got Talent Cali Swing (Syco/Thames/ITV)

Aged nine to 14 years old, young dance group Cali Swing live in London and deliver a top-notch synchronised routine.

Rise Unbroken

This group of dancers are aged between 10 -24 years old. The group perform a dance with wheelchairs to help one of the members, Hollie Booth, get back into dancing following injuries she sustained during the Manchester terror attack in 2017.


The D-Day Darlings

Britain's Got Talent The D-Day Darlings
Britain’s Got Talent The D-Day Darlings (ITV/Syco/Thames)

This wartime-themed choir performs We’ll Meet Again by Vera Lynn. Well realistically, what else were they going to sing?

B-Positive Choir


The official choir of the NHS Blood and Transplant set up to encourage people to donate blood.

DMU Gospel Choir


The gospel choir sing a medley of “I Will Follow Him/ Oh Happy Day”.


Mandy Muden

Mandy Muden on Britain's Got Talent
Mandy Muden on Britain’s Got Talent (Syco/Thames/ITV)

Comedy magician Mandy Muden is certainly magical and hilarious. You’ve got to watch out for her melon…

Lost Voice Guy

Comedian Lee Ridley, who performs under the name Lost Voice Guy, has cerebral palsy which has left him unable to speak. With the use of an iPad, he delivers a zingy stand-up routine that has the judges in stitches.

Micky P Kerr

Britain's Got Talent Micky P Kerr
Britain’s Got Talent Micky P Kerr (YouTube)

The comedy musician’s riff on his despair at losing his carrier bag was lost on Simon, as David Walliams quips: “He hasn’t been to a supermarket since 1981”

Noel James

Britain's Got Talent Noel James
Britain’s Got Talent Noel James (ITV/Syco/Thames)

Noel, a 52-year-old exam invigilator and comedian from Wales, brings a guitar on stage – before promptly putting it down and performing without it. But will his stand-up leave the judges rolling in the aisles or just rolling their eyes?

Mr Uekusa


Mr Uekusa performs table cloth tricks whilst naked. Because why not.

Robert White


The music teacher from West Sussex performs musical comedy, singing a song about the judges.

Andrew Lancaster

Britain's Got Talent Andrew Lancaster
Britain’s Got Talent Andrew Lancaster (Syco / Thames / ITV)

The 32-year-old Lancashire-based comedian performs impressions of Donald Trump, Brian Cox, Nigel Farage and Russell Brand.

Nick Page

Nick Page
Nick Page (ITV)

The stand-up is a former presenter of Escape to the Countryside, rather bizarrely. Now he’s auditioned for BGT

Marty Putz


In his first audition, inventor and comedian Marty covered Simon in toilet roll. What else is there to know?


Matt Johnson

Matt Johnson on Britain's Got Talent
Matt Johnson on Britain’s Got Talent (ITV)

The escapologist performs a trick that sees him locked and chained inside a tank filled with water.

Sascha Williams

Sascha Williams was branded “mad” by Ant McPartlin after his death-defying BGT audition.

Magus Utopia

Magus Utopia on Britain's Got Talent
Magus Utopia on Britain’s Got Talent (Syco/Thames/ITV)

Described as “a group of fantasy illusionists from the Netherlands”, Magus Utopia give a terrifying, intriguing and unmissable performance that defies explanation. We have no idea what it is, but we love it.

Giang Brothers

These two have to be seen to be believed. Quoc Co and Quoc Nghiep are brothers from Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. Their death-defying audition defies both gravity, sense – and health and safety.

Ellie and Jeki

Britain's Got Talent Ellie and Jeki
Britain’s Got Talent Ellie and Jeki (ITV/Syco/Thames)

This married couple from South Korea perform a quick-change illusion act that’s themed around some of the biggest Hollywood films. You won’t believe your eyes.


Britain's Got Talent Maddox
Britain’s Got Talent Maddox (ITV/Syco/Thames)

Close-up magician Maddox, 31, leaves Amanda Holden and the judges stunned with some seriously spooky Rubik’s Cube stuff.


Britain’s Got Talent airs live Monday to Friday on ITV

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