Britain’s Got Talent most memorable actsApr 19th, 2009 | By meliha | Category: Features, Meliha
With the third series of Britain’s Got Talent already producing some amazing talent, we decided to take a look back on some of the acts that have been and gone alongside previous winners including the welsh opera sensation Paul Potts and break dancing champion George Sampson in 2008. The show has seen everything from singing dogs to crazy dare devils.
So here a countdown to some of the shows most charming, original, crazy and downright bizarre acts that have graced our screens so far:
Gin and Kate: Twinkle-toed dog Gin and her bashful owner Kate stunned judges with their coordinated dance routines to disco classics such as Scissor Sisters’ I Don’t Feel Like Dancing. Simon Cowell said of little Gin: “All my life I have searched for the new Lassie and I think I’ve found him. That dog has got more talent than Rin Tin Tin.”
The Deans of Magic: Married couple The Deans Of Magic made it to the semi-final despite the fact that most of their act should have left behind closed doors. The act involved a man lighting flares and conjuring up candles whilst his wife paraded around in stockings and suspenders. Despitr their best efforts, they did little to excite the panel. Piers Morgan declared it ‘boring’ while Simon said: “I felt you two just wanted to get back to your hotel room.”
Strike: The amazing karate duo Strike put a smile on Amanda’s face when they strolled onto the stage but they floored the entire panel with their routine which fused their martial arts experience with acrobatics to create a dramatic perfomance.
Signature: Definitely a firm favourite from the beginning the dancing duo which included Michael Jackson impersonator Suleman and Bollywood dancer Madhu, surprised and wowed the audience from their first audition. This bizarre comedy dance routine was both entertaining and unique and earned them both a place in the 2008 final
Dr Gore: Hammer horror fans were in for a treat when a blood-spattered Dr Gore stepped on to the scene. He received a mixed response with his chainsaw-wielding illusions. Hacking and torturing his assistants Kitten, Viking and Greg, the magician explained he had been inspired by a combination of Charlie Chaplin and Jack the Ripper.
Damon Scott and Bubble: When most of us saw Damon come on the stage with a puppet, a unified sigh of ‘here we go again’ was the first thing to cross our minds. But the act proved us wrong, with bubbles enigmatically giving us a rendition of Michael Jackson classic.
The act became an instant hit with the audience, Damon had the public in hysterics as bubbles grabbed his face and screamed ‘do you give a damn!”
Jack Reeve- The tap-dancing pensioner: At 80, Jack Reeve was the oldest act in the contest and proved a big hit with the audience. His tap-dancing routine suffered when he forgot to turn his hearing aid up enough to hear the music but the former soldier, who listed Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly as his heroes, eventually sputtered into life and received whooping cheers.
Caroline Boyes: forty-eight-year-old Caroline Boyes was a hip hop artist and teacher who’s routine to Missy Elliott wasn’t a hit with Simon Cowell in the auditions, but his fellow judges put her through. Show presenter Declan Donnelly famously described her as being “not quite hip hop, more like chip shop”.
Modelling herself on her heroine Madonna, with her gold pointy bra and hotpants, her dance routines didn’t get her past the semi-finals.
Vicky Armstrong:Vicky Armstrong from Swinton in Greater Manchester had a novel act which involved using an axle grinder to create sparks against her fetching metal underpants. Her raunchy performance, to the sound of Joan Jet’s I Love Rock And Roll, impressed the judges enough to get her to the semi-final, with Amanda Holden saying she thought she would get the “dads’ vote”.
Hoop La La:Probably the most colourful and camp act to appear on the show. The trio were not only hugely entertaining, they were also able to perform some amazing tricks with their hoops. Despite mixed reviews from the judges in their first audtion Hoop La La were able to win the audience and secure a place in the live shows.
Baton Twirler Craig: Seventeen-year-old Craig from Leeds started baton twirling when he was three, but as he got older his mum and dad encourgaed him to stop because they were worried he would get bullied at school. But Craig continued with his twirling, taking part in auditions for Britain’s Got Talent without his parents knowing. His talent got him to the semi-finals, where he performed a dazzling routine to Robbie Williams’ Let Me Entertain You.
Even though the exam period is well and truley upon us all, its nice to know that instead of wasting time staring out of the window watching cars go by, we can now waste endless amount of time watching people from across the country make complete and utter fools of themselves on one of the country’s best variety TV shows.
Britain’s Got Talent- the biggest distraction for any student this summer!