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Britain’s Got Talent 2023 semi-finalists: Who’s in the live shows?

Here’s a full run down of all the acts on Britain’s Got Talent 2023’s live semi-final shows.

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The new series of BGT continued on Saturday night with its final round of auditions.

Ant & Dec are back in the wings for the latest season with Bruno Tonioli, Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon behind the judges’ desk.

As ever in the auditions, hopefuls were after three or more yeses to make it through in the second stage where they could make the live shows.

There was also the golden buzzer which was used more than ever this year to send acts straight into the live stages.

Meet the acts on Britain’s Got Talent’s semi-finals below…

Britain’s Got Talent 2023 contestants in the live shows

Ghetto Kids

Dance group Ghetto Kids, aged 5 – 13 from Uganda won performed a routine to a medley of songs with Bruno hitting his golden buzzer halfway through the act.

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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

 

Malakai

13-year-old Malakai stunned the 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.

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

 

Chicken Shed

Chickenshed performed a singing and dancing routine to Wonder by Naughty Boy ft. Emeli Sandé in the third episode of the series, winning a golden buzzer from Alesha.

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

 

Olivia Lynes

11-year-old schoolgirl Olivia Lynes gave a show-stopping performance of Defying Gravity from musical Wicked to win a golden buzzer from Amanda.

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

 

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MB14

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, securing a golden buzzer from Ant & Dec.

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

 

Gamal John

36-year-old singer Gamal John 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 – and Bruno to hit the golden buzzer for a second time.

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

 

Unity

Dance group Unity who had the audience in tears as they showcased a powerful and personal routine to the song The Village by Wrabel. Following Bruno’s lead, Simon hit the golden buzzer for a second time this year.

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

 

Musa Motha

27-year-old dancer Musa Motha told the judges how he had his leg amputated after being diagnosed with cancer. Sharing how he had since learned to dance with crutches, he performed a stunning contemporary routine to ‘Runnin’ (Lose It All)’ to get the eighth golden buzzer of the series.

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

 

Enzo Weyne

At the auditions, illusionist Enzo performed a vanishing trick that stunned the judges.

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

 

Amy Lou

34-year-old sunbed receptionist Amy is a singer who performed Listen by Beyoncé at her audition.

Amy Lou
Britain’s Got Talent: SR16: Ep1 on ITV1 and ITVX. Pictured: Amy Lou. ©Thames

 

Abi Carter-Simpson

30-year-old primary school teacher Abi performed her own original comedy song on the ukulele at her audition.

Britain’s Got Talent: SR16: Ep3 on ITV1 and ITVX. Pictured: Abi Carter-Simpson.
Britain’s Got Talent: SR16: Ep3 on ITV1 and ITVX. Pictured: Abi Carter-Simpson. ©Thames

 

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Ichikawa Koikuchi

42-year-old comedian Ichikawa performed a series of ‘wind’ tricks at his unique audition.

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

 

Parkour Collective

George, Ed and Travis make up parkour trio The Parkour Collective.

Britain’s Got Talent: SR16: Ep1 on ITV1 and ITVX. Pictured: Parkour Collective.
Britain’s Got Talent: SR16: Ep1 on ITV1 and ITVX. Pictured: Parkour Collective. ©Thames

 

United 2 Dance

United 2 Dance are a ballroom and Latin group, aged 9 – 11.

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

 

Yo Highness

At their audition, all-female dance group Yo Highness performed a routine to a medley of tracks that left the judges in awe. “That was full of sass, attitude and intelligence, you just brought it to the stage!” declared Amanda.

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

 

Tia Connolly

Tia was taken by surprise at the auditions when she found out that her mum had secretly nominated her to perform. Tia had the opportunity to rehearse before returning to sing I Didn’t Know My Own Strength by Whitney Houston.

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

 

Nathan & Joanne

Ballroom and Latin dance duo Nathan & Joanne, aged 24 and 28 respectively, were invited to audition on the show by Alesha. At their audition, the pair danced a Cha Cha Cha routine to Try Everything by Shakira.

Nathan & Joanne
Britain’s Got Talent: SR16: Ep2 on ITV1 and ITVX. Pictured: Nathan & Joanne. ©Thames

 

Viggo Venn

33-year-old Viggo from Norway performed a comedy routine at the auditions to One More Time by Daft Punk. While the audience were on Viggo’s side, with even Ant & Dec joining in, Simon wasn’t won over and buzzed the act.

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

 

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Lewis Fuller

Lewis Fuller performed All I Want by Kodaline with a magical twist. Alesha and Amanda found it “corny” and a “cheese fest” but Simon loved it.

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

 

John’s Boys

All-male choir John’s Boys from Wales performed Biblical by Calum Scott at their first audition, getting four yeses from the judges.

John’s Boys
Britain’s Got Talent: SR16: Ep4 on ITV1 and ITVX. Pictured: John’s Boys. ©Thames

 

Andrew Stanton

Andrew Stanton freaked out the judges and audience at the auditions by swallowing swords. He then got Amanda on stage and proceeded to lift her up via chains attached around his eyes.

Andrew Stanton
Britain’s Got Talent: SR16: Ep4 on ITV1 and ITVX. Pictured: Andrew Stanton. ©Thames

 

Toy Toy Toy

Yo-yo artists Naoto and Shu from Japan perform impressive tricks with a pair of Yo-yos.

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

 

Notorious

Young dance group Notorious performed a fast paced school classroom themed routine to a medley of tracks at their audition.

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

 

Markus Birdman

53-year-old Markus from Essex is a stand-up comedian who had the judges in stitches at his audition.

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

 

Travis George

22-year-old Travis from South Wales performed Stars from Les Misérables in a standout audition that won a standing ovation.

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

 

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Dylan B

12-year-old school boy Dylan stunned the panel at the auditions after his performance of Listen by Beyoncé.

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

 

Miki Dark

At his audition, mysterious act Miki Dark performed a shocking stunt as he covered Simon’s head before seemingly setting it on fire.

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

 

Harry Churchill

11-year-old school boy Harry Churchill performed a Queen medley on the guitar at his audition.

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

 

Felix Clements

24-year-old Primary school PE teacher Felix Clements was surprised by his kids in the audience at his audition as he danced to Balance by Lucy Spraggan.

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

 

Kimoon Do

31-year-old magician Kimoon Do performed an incredible close up, sleight of hand card trick with a touch of comedy at the auditions.

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

 

Duo Odyssey

Duo Odyssey, made up of couple Sophia and Maks from Liverpool, performed a contemporary aerial dance routine at their audition.

 

Boycanto

Theatre group Boycanto performed their rendition of‘Revolting Children from the musical Matilda at the auditions.

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

 

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Noodle

Mysterious ‘cat’ Noodle took the judges by surprise at the auditions as they performed Feeling Good by Nina Simone.

Noodle
Britain’s Got Talent: SR16: Ep4 on ITV1 and ITVX. Pictured: Noodle. ©Thames

 

Romeo & Icy

Dancing duo Romeo, 19, and Icy, 20 split the judges but got through the auditions with three yeses.

Romeo & Icy
Britain’s Got Talent: SR16: Ep4 on ITV1 and ITVX. Pictured: Romeo & Icy. ©Thames

 

Nurse Georgie Carroll

Nurse Georgie performed a stand-up comedy routine which had the judges in stitches.

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

 

The Pixiebelles

Singing and dance group The Pixiebelles from Manchester performed their energetic rendition of Be Our Guest from Beauty and the Beast at the auditions.

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

 

Cammy Barnes

Barbershop owner Cammy Barnes performed Drivers License by Olivia Rodrigo whilst playing the guitar at his audition.

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

 

Lillianna Clifton

13-year-old school girl Lilliana danced to Train Wreck by James Arthur to get through to the live shows.

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

 

Cillian O’Connor

13-year-old schoolboy Cillian performed a series of tricks that stumped the judges at his audition.

Cillian O’Connor
Britain’s Got Talent: SR16: Ep1 on ITV1 and ITVX. Pictured: Cillian O’Connor. ©Thames

 

Tonikaku

Comedian Tonikaku left the judges in stitches at the auditions as he stripped to his underwear as he got into various famous poses while ‘naked’.

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Tonikaku Akarui Yasumara
Britain’s Got Talent: SR16: Ep3 on ITV1 and ITVX. Pictured: Tonikaku Akarui Yasumara. ©Thames

 

The 40 semi-finalists will then compete in the live shows starting on Monday, 29 May at 8PM on ITV1 and ITVX.

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