The Britain’s Got Talent 2012 semi finals continue this evening with another nine hopefuls taking to the stage.
Tonight’s third live show sees more singers and dancers, but also a contortionist that’s bound to make viewers wince!
There’s also an Xylophone player and the one and only Dennis Egel!
Browse the line up below and tune into Britain’s Got Talent again tonight from 7:30PM on ITV1!
Age: 18 – 20
The Loveable Rogues have been together for 18 months and all met at Musical Theatre College in Romford, where they eventually left to pursue their band. They consist of Eddie on guitar and vocals (20), Te does vocals (18) and Sonny on the ukulele and guitar (18). In 2010 they entered a battle of the bands competition and won, but this is their biggest gig yet!
Age: 22 – 43
Area 51 are a performance group which consists of six female dancers, two angle grinders, two Co2 girls, three robots and two controllers. They hope their LED globot show that they are performing on BGT will shock the audience and show something that has never been seen on the show before. The act was established 12 years ago and they consider Area 51 to be a way of life, they design the costumes and build props and effects in house and estimate their robots are worth approximately £2500. They usually perform at festivals, including a regular performance at Glastonbury festival where they have their own designated area.
Molly has been singing ever since she can remember and wowed judges with her rendition of one night only by Jennifer Hudson. She loves Beyoncé and often does performances for her family, they call her their “little drama queen”. On stage the judges described her as a little Mariah Carey.
From: Enniskillen, Northern Ireland
Ashley has been playing the Xylophone for two years and lives with his parents in Enniskillen. He is at grammar school studying AS level Music, Technology, Moving Image and Biology. He attributes his interest and success in music to his parents who have always encouraged him to try different instruments. In addition to the xylophone, Ashley can play the piano, the flute and the drums.
From: Aldgate, London
Talent: Musical contortionist
Lucky (real name Leilani Franco) is a student who lives with her mum and dad. When she was born her parents described her as ‘flexible as a jellyfish’. She joined the Philippine Ballet theatre at 16. She went onto join the National Circus School of Canada and studied a diploma in contortion and Chinese pole-dancing. Lucky was a backup dancer/ contortionist for Turkey in the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest.
Dennis has been singing for the last 17 years and had over 480 classical singing lessons. He lives in Germany and is a big fan of Britain’s Got Talent having been inspired by Susan Boyle and Paul Potts. Dennis has been married to his wife Barbra. He works as a window dresser for a big shopping mall, dressing everything from kitchenware to children’s clothing – his wife also works for the same shopping mall.
Honey has been singing since the age of six, and started rapping and beat boxing at the age of 15. She has danced and studied drama and performing arts. She has performed in many home clubs, but has entered BGT in the hope that she can move her career to the next level.
Twist and Pulse Dance Company
Age: 16 – 20
Twist and Pulse originally reached the finals of BGT in 2010 and off the back of this success have gone onto forming their own dance company in their local area and are responsible for choreographing the Twist and Pulse Dance company’s routines. The group are all very close friends and describe themselves as a family, they say how Twist and Pulse expect the group to put in 100% effort and make them rehearse the moves over and over to get their routines perfect. The group’s ambition after appearing in BGT will be to be able to perform with their show all across the world.
Age: 15 members in the group ages ranging from 66-88
From: Across the UK
The Zimmers are a 15 strong OAP pop band who describe their influences as Rock and Roll and Punk. The group formed four years ago as part of a BBC2 Documentary called Power to the people – The Great Granny Chart Invasion. The premise of the show was to make the point that the older generation are generally ignored in British society and to show that you can still enjoy life and achieve things in retirement. The group are very close friends and although they all live in different parts of the country, they describe themselves as a family and see each other socially as often as they can.
The Zimmers are very vocal about pensioners not ‘sitting around and waiting to die’. They are passionate about continuing to enjoy life throughout retirement and that life doesn’t end at 65. They want to get this message across to as many people as they can, hence why they have auditioned for Britain’s Got Talent.