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Britain’s Got Talent 2023 golden buzzer contestants – who’s in the live shows?

Here’s a round up of the Britain’s Got Talent 2023 golden buzzer acts in the semi-finals.

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BGT’s latest series airs Saturdays on ITV1 and ITVX, hosted by Ant & Dec.

This series’ judging line up features Simon Cowell, Alesha Dixon and Amanda Holden alongside new judge Bruno Tonioli.

As ever each has the opportunity to hit the golden buzzer during auditions to send an act straight through to the live semi-finals.

Ahead of the latest audition episode, here’s a run down of the golden buzzer acts on this year’s series…

Bruno Tonioli – Ghetto Kids

Britain’s Got Talent: SR16: Ep1 on ITV1 and ITVX. Pictured: Ghetto Kids perform.
Britain’s Got Talent: SR16: Ep1 on ITV1 and ITVX. Pictured: Ghetto Kids perform. ©Thames

The first to hit the golden buzzer in 2023 was new judge Bruno Tonioli who pressed the button for dance group Ghetto Kids, aged 5 – 13 from Uganda.

They performed a routine to a medley of songs with Bruno hitting his golden buzzer halfway through the act.

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Bruno said: I was literally exploding, you should be so proud of yourselves, I can’t wait to see you back.” With Bruno’s golden buzzer, the group sail straight through to the live semi-finals later this year.

 

Simon Cowell – Malakai

Britain’s Got Talent: SR16: Ep2 on ITV1 and ITVX. Pictured: Malakai Bayoh
Britain’s Got Talent: SR16: Ep2 on ITV1 and ITVX. Pictured: Malakai Bayoh. ©Thames

The second of this year’s golden buzzer acts is 13-year-old Malakai who stunned judges and audience with a pitch perfect performance of Pie Jesu.

“There’s only one word I can use to describe that… golden!” Simon declared before sending Malakai straight through to the live semi-finals.”

He told Malakai: “One of the best voices I think I’ve ever heard, this is amazing… It was like being in heaven. Thank you, thank you, thank you for coming on this show.”

 

Alesha Dixon – Chicken Shed

Britain’s Got Talent: SR16: Ep3 on ITV1 and ITVX. Pictured: Chicken Shed.
Britain’s Got Talent: SR16: Ep3 on ITV1 and ITVX. Pictured: Chicken Shed. ©Thames

Alesha Dixon was the third to hit the golden buzzer this year, pressing the button for inclusive theatre company Chickenshed.

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Chickenshed performed a singing and dancing routine to Wonder by Naughty Boy ft. Emeli Sandé in the third episode of the series.

Alesha told the group: “I love every single thing that you stand for and represent. Inclusivity is so important, everybody feeling represented and you do that in abundance. You’re giving young people this incredible opportunity and platform and I don’t know what’s more important than that. ”

 

Amanda Holden – Olivia Lynes

Olivia Lynes looks shocked as Amanda presses the golden buzzer
Britain’s Got Talent: SR16: Ep4 on ITV1 and ITVX. Pictured: Olivia Lynes. ©Thames

Amanda Holden hit the golden buzzer in the fourth episode for 11-year-old schoolgirl Olivia Lynes.

Olivia had been surprised by Amanda inviting her to audition having been secretly nominated by her mum and nan.

Her show-stopping performance of Defying Gravity from musical Wicked won her the golden buzzer. Amanda said: “I wasn’t expecting to do that. I always go on how I feel in my heart. And everybody was on their feet and you truly deserve that moment Olivia. I feel so proud of you Olivia.”

 

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Ant & Dec – MB14

MB14
Britain’s Got Talent: SR16: Ep5 on ITV1 and ITVX. Pictured: MB14. ©Thames

28-year-old artist Mohamed aka MB15 left the judges stunned as he used his vocals and a loop pedal to create a unique track.

Before the judges could offer up their comments, Ant & Dec rushed to the panel to hit the golden buzzer.

“That was amazing, so, so good,” Dec enthused. With the golden buzzer, MB14 is straight through to the live semi-finals.

 

Bruno Tonioli – Gamal John

Gamal John
Britain’s Got Talent: SR16: Ep6 on ITV1 and ITVX. Pictured: Gamal John. ©Thames

Not content with one golden buzzer act, new judge Bruno also hit the button for 36-year-old singer Gamal John.

Gamal belted out It’s A Man’s Man’s Man’s World by James Brown to get a standing ovation from the judges and audience.

Bruno said: “I am speechless, no words can express how well you sang that song…”

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Simon Cowell – Unity

Unity
Britain’s Got Talent: SR16: Ep7 on ITV1 and ITVX. Pictured: Unity. ©Thames

Following Bruno’s lead, Simon also hit the golden buzzer for a second time this year.

He hit the button for dance group Unity who had the audience in tears as they showcased a powerful and personal routine to the song The Village by Wrabel.

Simon said: “I thought that actually was astonishing. The way you got your message across was so strong and it’s an audition I’ll never forget. We don’t have any golden buzzers left… but sometimes you should just break the rules”.

 

All judges – Musa Motha

Musa Motha
Britain’s Got Talent: SR16: Ep8 on ITV1 and ITVX. Pictured: Musa Motha. ©Thames

The last weekend of this year’s auditions saw 27-year-old dancer Musa Motha who performed a contemporary routine to ‘Runnin’ (Lose It All)’ after sharing with the judges how he had his leg amputated after being diagnosed with cancer.

The inspiring routine won the golden buzzer from all of the judges, seeing Musa straight into the semi-finals.

Alesha said: “That was one of the most extraordinary auditions I think I’ve ever seen on this show. I’ve so much admiration for you, what you’ve been through.”

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Britain’s Got Talent 2023 continues on ITV1 and ITVX on Saturday nights.

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