In Pictures: Britain's Got Talent 2013 penultimate semi-final

Here's a recap of this evening's penultimate Britain's Got Talent 2013 semi-final.

The auditions have only just finished but the live shows continue off this evening with the first semi-final heat.

Throughout this week there will be five live shows, with nine acts competing in each.

The judges - Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams - will of course be on hand to offer their opinions, but it'll be us viewers who will vote for our favourite.

The act with the highest number of public votes automatically goes through to the live grand final while the two runner-up acts will then face the judges who will pick their favourite to go through to the live shows.

And a one wild card act will make it into the final from the third placed finishers from all of the semi-finals.

This evening saw dancing duo AJ and Chloe - who are definitely not a couple - wow with an electric routine, but singer Alex Keirl couldn't quite convince Simon Cowell.

Impressionist Francine Lewis wowed with her routine, which included takes on Sharon Osbourne and Nadine Coyle, while 14-year-old singer Asanda took on Beyonce to prove David Walliams wrong.

Variety vocal group the Clubtown Freaks started off with a technical hitch but it didn't stop glowing comments from the judges, but dancer Poppin' Ron and all girl dance group The Shockarellas both came under criticism for their poor routines.

Meanwhile, illusionist James More shocked the panel with a dangerous escape act as he re-appeared behind the judges.

Browse pictures of this evening's BGT semi-final below...

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