With the Britain’s Got Talent grand finale days away, fans are desperate to know who will be taking home £250,000, and performing at the Royal Variety show.
Several acts will take to the stage this week to compete for a coveted spot in Sunday’s live final (June 5) under the watchful eye of judges Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams.
A grand total of 40 acts have made it to this pivotal stage of the beloved ITV talent competition and will have just one opportunity – live on TV – to win over judges and viewers at home.
Golden buzzer acts which include singer Loren Allred, comedian Axel Blake, dance troupe Born To Perform, duo Flintz & T4ylor and magician Keiichi Iwasak made it straight through to the semi-finals.
But who will be competing for the ultimate prize?
Who are the Britain’s Got Talent finalists?
Sheffield busker Maxwell won the hearts of the nation during the BGT auditions, and he didn’t disappoint during Monday’s semi-finals.
As soon as he closed the show, all four judges gave him a standing ovation, as did the entire audience packed into the Hammersmith Apollo, with David stating that he should have been ‘given a golden buzzer’.
Considering his performances so far have been mesmerising, we know Sunday’s final will be one to remember.
After the decision to save comedian Jamie and magician Junwoo was left to a public vote, viewers rejoiced as the youngster was confirmed as the second finalist.
Jamie, 13, and his sidekick Chuck also earned praise from the judges during the auditions.
‘I started ventriloquism in the first lockdown,’ the youngster said during Monday’s show.
‘We have been rehearsing a lot for the semi-final and we’re not going to wing it.’
‘No, we’re going to win it,’ enthused Chuck.
That’s the spirit!
Impressionist Ben Nickless won the second semi-final of Britain’s Got Talent 2022 after the public vote during Tuesday’s live show.
He wowed the judges with his impressions of various individuals, from Elvis Presley belting out a melodic tune on a scratched record to presenting duo Ant and Dec, who burst into laughter at the side of the stage.
Ben was astounded when it was revealed that he was the first act of the night through to Sunday’s final.
Flintz & T4ylor
The second act through during Tuesday’s semi-final was Flintz & T4ylor, whose chemistry on stage was electric despite the pair only meeting for the first time during their first BGT audition.
After Ben won the first spot in the final, it was up to the judges to decide between Flintz & T4ylor and Amber and her Dancing Collies for the second place.
David and Alesha opted for Flintz & T4ylor while Amanda backed Amber, leaving the final say up to Simon, who left the duo beaming with his decision.
On Wednesday’s Britain’s Got Talent semi-final, Tom Ball blew viewers across the nation and the judges away with his incredible performance.
The teacher sang Rise Like a Phoenix, the song originally performed by Conchita Wurst when the Austrian singer won Eurovision in 2014.
He was crowned the winner of the third live show, securing his place in the final.
Teenage comedian Eva Abley brought the laughs yet again during the third semi-final of the competition, leaving the judges and her audience bursting into laughter during the live show.
The 14-year-old, who has cerebral palsy, appeared to be in disbelief when she was chosen by the judges to stay in the competition.
Eva reached the top three along with Tom and magician Keiichi Iwasaki after the public vote, before she earned her spot in the final leg of the contest.
It may not come as a surprise that Loren Allred, best-known for singing the world-famous track Never Enough in the 2017 film The Greatest Showman, has made it through to the final.
The singer blew the judges away yet again in the fourth semi-final, eventually being named as the winner of the live show.
Having previously been rocked by a ‘fix’ row due to her prior success in the music industry, Simon spoke out about the claims while delivering his gushing critique of the performance, emphasising that Britain’s Got Talent is all about giving people a second chance.
Five Star Boys
After making it to the top three of the fourth semi-final, the judges voted unanimously to save Five Star Boys, earning them a spot in Sunday’s final.
The dancing group explained in their first audition that they wanted to spread a message about combatting bullying, demonstrating that boys should be able to dance freely as they wish.
During the semi-final, while showering them with praise, Simon imagined how he would feel if his own son, Eric, was a victim of bullying.
Having earned Simon’s Golden Buzzer during his first audition, comedian Axel Blake was under some pressure to top his original performance that proved such a hit with viewers at home.
He certainly did so during the fifth and final Britain’s Got Talent semi-final, as the last act to perform of the night.
Axel brought the laughs yet again with his smooth, stellar performance, resulting in him winning the public vote to earn his spot in the final.
Wildlife enthusiast Aneeshwar Kunchala has inspired people across the nation with his love for the environment, so much so that he’s made it to the final.
During Friday’s semi-final, the seven-year-old touched the judges with his performance, prompting Simon to even share his surprisingly good impression of Sir David Attenborough.
After Aneeshwar made it to the top three, the judges chose to save him over Welsh singing collective Welsh of the West End.
Britain’s Got Talent continues tonight at 8pm on ITV.