Britain’s Got Talent judge Alesha Dixon handed out the fifth and final Golden Buzzer to duo Flintz & T4ylor tonight.
Rapper Flintz performed an emotional piece while he was accompanied by Taylor on the piano, and although they were praised with a standing ovation and Simon Cowell labelling them ‘perfect’, this was actually their first time performing together.
The duo, who had met online during lockdown, had only met in real life on the day of their audition.
‘Today was the first day we met,’ Taylor, 17, shared, leaving the judges stunned.
Speaking about the emotional story behind the performance, Flintz explained: ‘I was a troublesome kid, hanging out with the wrong set of people, going down the wrong path,’ before saying that his parents ‘dragged him out’ of that and helped him become ‘the person [he is] today.’
Flintz added that his dad was his ‘inspiration’, and that his song was about inspiring his younger brothers, to ensure they didn’t follow the same footsteps he did.
‘I want them to be better than me,’ the 22-year-old said.
Despite never having any rehearsals together in real life, the pair were awarded a standing ovation from all four judges, and shared an emotional moment after Alesha boosted them straight through to the live semi-final shows.
‘Everything was so clear and so passionate. I loved hearing your story,’ judge Amanda Holden said to Flintz, before adding to Taylor: ‘You are phenomenal on that piano. I mean, amazing.’
David Walliams added: ‘There will be a lot of people watching this who will relate to that, and they’ll take a positive message away from it which I think is fantastic.’
Simon said: ‘It was real, that was what was great about it. It was real, and I loved that.
‘It was like a scene from a great movie. This shouldn’t have worked bearing in mind how you’d never met before today. Everything was just brilliant.
‘Even when your voice broke with emotion at the end, it was just an absolutely perfect audition.
‘Genuinely, it’s everything we look for.’
Rounding up the judges’ comments, Alesha shared: ‘Nothing makes me more happy than seeing young musicians, you had something to say, we’ve had no one on the show like you before which is brilliant.
‘And they say in life, save the best till last,’ she added before slamming the golden buzzer.
‘Very well deserved, can’t wait to see what you’re going to do in the live shows now,’ she told them.
Flintz & T4ylor join the four other Golden Buzzer acts: Ant & Dec’s ‘superstar’ magician Keiichi Iwasaki, Amanda’s Golden Buzzer act The Greatest Showman singer Loren Allred, Simon’s comedian Axel Blake, and David’s act Born to Perform.
The Golden Buzzer acts are sent straight through to the live semi-finals stage, meaning that one of them has a chance to win the competition, and their elimination would be down to the public vote.
Britain’s Got Talent continues next Saturday at 8pm on ITV and ITV Hub.
Credit: Original article published here.