Saturday, May 29, 2010

Britain's Got Talent: Tears, tantrums and heartbreak as final round of auditions ends in style
By Mail Online Showbiz Reporter

Emotional: Dance group A3 were tearful after performing but the trio went sailing through to the semi-final

The final round of auditions for Britain's Got Talent were as bizarre as ever tonight with a miming pig, a pole dancer and a Madonna drag act all performing for judges Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden and Piers Morgan.

There were tantrums and tears, but the most emotional moment of the night came when brothers Amukheani, Arnold and Anthony, otherwise known as A3, broke down after their performance.

'It just means so much and we've practised so hard as a family. It's all we want to do.' said Arnold.

Band of brothers: The trio from Swansea wowed the judges with their talent and commitment

The sensitive trio, from Swansea, even brought a tear to the eye of host Ant McPartlin, who was watching from backstage.

'He's got me going now,' he said. But the judges were full of praise for the youngsters who danced to Prodigy hit Firestarter, before switching to a Michael Jackson medley.

'I like the fact that you’re three brothers and you worked really hard to be here,' said Piers.

And while Simon told the boys that their routine 'ran out of steam' towards the end, he said he was impressed by them.

'Exceptionally talented, love your enthusiasm, love your commitment and love the fact that you're brothers as well.'

Unimpressed: Judges Amanda Holden and Simon Cowell look on in horror as AliBaba perform

Time of their life? AliBaba perform a move from Dirty Dancing, but the Turk almost drops his partner

The most bizarre performance came at the start of the show when a woman named Christine brought her pet pig to mime to the Michael Jackson hit Beat It.

‘I didn’t believe you when you said he was going to mime to the record,’ remarked Simon.

‘Does he do other songs? I don’t think it was quite the Michael Jackson tribute everyone was expecting,’ he added before putting them through to the next round.

Meanwhile pole dancer Alesia Vazmitel impressed the judges with her flexibility.

‘That was mesmerising,’ said Piers while Simon quipped, ‘I’ve never seen anyone do that with a pole before.’

Dance group Peridot had the audience on their feet with an energetic routine.

Splash of colour: Dance Flavourz were put through to the next round, even though Simon said he didn't know what to do with them

Crowd pleasers: Dance group Peridot had the audience up in the seats, but Simon told them they had a long way to go

However Simon warned the boys that there were stronger dance acts in the competition and told them they’d have to work twice as hard if they were to make it through.

Next up were Ali Baba, a double act consisting of friends Memit and Kelsey, whose strange dance routine which included steps from Michael Jackson and Dirty Dancing, fell flat with the judges.

Memit stunned the crowd when he walked off stage after hearing two buzzers go off, but was convinced to return by hosts Ant and Dec.

‘It just seemed desperate,’ remarked Amanda before sending them home.

Meanwhile ventriloquist Stephen Florence launched an attack on the audience after they booed him during his routine with dummy Wellington.

'I could do some decent ventriloquism if you’d all shut up! You are rude people,’ he ranted before being asked to leave the stage.

Bewitched: Dance troupe with a twist: Fusion performed dressed as witches

On for a song: Father and son act Graham and James

Dance Flavourz, a troupe made up of 11 women and one man, performed for the judges next.

'That was really, really special and you are utterly compelling to watch,' Piers told them.

However Simon was less enthusiastic. 'If I'm being honest this is total, utter madness. I don't know what to do with you,' he said.

Dance troupe with a twist, Fusion performed dressed as witches and divided the judges.

'The costumes were very inventive,'said Piers. 'The choreography was fantastic. It was really quite sinister, you are a scary bunch.

Poledancer Alesia impressed the judges with her flexibility

Stars of the future? Eyebrow raising act Nathan (left) and Madonna tribute Phillip Grimmer

Singer Kev Orkian performed Elton John's I'm Still Standing - the scratched CD version - to the amazement of the judges.

Madonna tribute act Phillip Grimmer returned to the show two years after performing as Kylie Minogue.

'You have definitely improved,' Piers told him. But Simon disagreed.

'The problem was the dancing,' he said. 'The dancing was horrific.'

However Amanda said she enjoyed his performance. 'People underestimate just how much courage it takes for people to stand on that stage... I'm going to say yes.' she said.


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