Britain's Got Talent likely to give judges back their power next year

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Britain's Got Talent is likely not to repeat this year's twist that saw the judges lose their power.

In the semi-finals for this year's eleventh series, there was NO judges' vote in the results - instead the public alone determined the top acts who made the final each night last week.


However the judges did get a wild card act, who joined the ten acts in the final as chosen by the public.

It's a move that show boss and BGT judge Simon Cowell says is unlikely to be repeated next year.

He told the Daily Star newspaper: “I do think it will be the last time we do it as I do think we had some say in the first stage and I think you have to be consistent.

“It is always worth trying new things but next year we will probably go back to what we normally do.”

Simon added: “The public tend to go with their heart on these shows.

“The contestants trust the show and they think they can get something out of it. But if you are not going to get anything out of it that is when the standard drops.”

It was pianist Tokio Myers who won Britain's Got Talent last night, winning a spot on the Royal Variety Show and £250,000 in cash.


He beat magician Issy Simpson and comic Daliso Chaponda in the final, while singer Sarah Ikumu was revealed as the judges' wildcard pick.

Britain's Got Talent will return to ITV for series 12 in 2018.

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