PICTURES! Behind the scenes at the Britain's Got Talent 2015 auditions

Simon Cowell and co return to ITV this weekend for the ninth series of Britain's Got Talent, and Tellymix has a sneak peek at some of this year's contestants.

Back in February, when the show's auditions tour visited the Dominion Theatre in London, we went behind the scenes to chat to three acts as they nervously waited to perform for the music mogul and fellow judges David Walliams, Alesha Dixon and Amanda Holden.

First up were TS5, a London boyband featuring five young brothers - Reece, Aaron, Carl, Eden and Emmanuel - who compare themselves to JLS and Boyz II Men.

They rehearse in their own bedrooms, but are no strangers to appearing in public, having sung for an audience of 400 at Wembley's Civic Centre.

TS5 also claim to be good at dancing, and hope this will help them top previous BGT boybands - but we may only see their moves if they reach the live shows, as they tease: "We don’t want to give away everything right now."

Of course, there will be plenty of standalone dance acts taking to the stage - including Juicy, an all-female troupe of street dancers from Dartford.

Britain's Got Talent 2015 behind the scenes - TS5

Ahead of their audition, the youngsters admitted they were "nervous about Simon", but eagerly added: "We really want to impress the girls."

If they look familiar to you, it's because they've previously competed on Sky1's now-axed talent contest Got To Dance - not once, but twice.

"We did it in 2012, and then in 2013 we did it again and we got to the live semi-finals," they explained. "We’re hoping to get to the final this time!"

Finally we met Fabulous Russella, a drag queen whose previous credits include a performance at Blackpool Tower Ballroom, a photoshoot in i-D magazine - and a brief appearance on BGT in 2012 that saw her get sent packing the panel.

This time, Russella came up with the unique idea of a cooking demonstration in an attempt to make the shortlist - but she was certain she'd get buzzed off again.

Britain's Got Talent 2015 behind the scenes - TS5

"I’m not sure they’ll like it," she mused. "I think Amanda likes drag queens. I’d like to impress Simon, but I don’t expect to."

These acts were just some of the scores seen by judges during the ten-date tour.

We stuck around to watch some of the try-outs, with our favourites ranging from a hilarious French ventriloquist who baffled the audience by making a dog talk, to an Italian restaurant worker who managed to make a spectacle out of pizza tossing.

As always, you'll have to stay tuned over the coming weeks to find out which of the hopefuls make it a step closer to the coveted prize of a slot at this year's Royal Variety Performance.

Britain's Got Talent begins this Saturday night at 8.00pm on ITV.

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