Britain's Got Talent 2018: This year's golden buzzer acts revealed

Britain's Got Talent golden buzzer acts 2018 contestants spoilers

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Here's a recap of the Britain's Got Talent golden buzzer acts of 2018 in the live shows.

There are once again a total of five golden buzzer acts on BGT 2018 with the contestants going straight through to the live shows.


In the auditions, David Walliams, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and Simon Cowell and Ant and Dec each picked an act for the semi-finals.

Here's all we know about them...

Ant and Dec

Ant and Dec picked magician Marc Spelmann as their golden buzzer act in the first audition show of the series.

46-year-old magician Marc from London wowed in the first round of auditions, performing a mind reading routine involving the judges and his daughter.

Marc had told the judges how he and his had struggled to conceive, before his partner was then diagnosed with cancer whilst pregnant.


Ant and Dec hit the golden buzzer after the performance. "It gets you in tears," said Ant from the sidelines. "That was so brilliant," Dec added.

Simon Cowell

Simon Cowell pressed his golden buzzer for father and son singing act Tim and Jack Goodacre. 43-year-old Dad, Tim and 12-year-old Jack, from Norwich. The father and son sing an original song ‘The Lucky One’s together, acoustically with guitars.

Tim & Jack Goodacre.
Tim & Jack Goodacre.

Simon said: "People have asked me if I have changed since I have had Eric and of course you do, you can’t help it. In a very positive way you start, particularly now he’s four, looking at the world through his eyes as well, which is fun because we get to watch great movies together!

"But there was this kid and I was thinking, ‘God, that literally could be Eric’. It wouldn’t be me as the dad, but it could be Eric. There was something about this boy, he sang with his dad and I thought the song they wrote was really cool. I caught a glimpse of Ant and Dec ready to run down and push the golden buzzer, and I thought, ‘No way! This one is mine!’.

"You have to watch this act, I think they are really great people, it’s unusual to see a dad and his son, but it worked."

David Walliams

David Walliams' golden buzzer for 2018 singer Donchez Dacres. A 60-year-old AA man, Donchez got everyone on their feet with his original song ‘Wiggle Wine.

David revealed: "I love my golden buzzer this year. He’s this brilliant singer, he’s got the most incredible, catchy song. I beat Simon to the golden buzzer, he really wanted him so he was really angry and super competitive, but I got there first. He was a real highlight for me.

"I think he’s got a really good chance of winning. He’s super funny, talented, likeable. I think he’s great and was certainly a massive hit with the audience so I am confident that the public are going to like him too."


Alesha Dixon

Alesha Dixon pressed her golden buzzer for singer Lifford Shillingford. The 42-year-old singer from South London who previously performed with Artful Dodger on their hit Please Don't Turn Me On. For his BGT audition, Lifford sang ‘A Change Is Gonna Come’ by Sam Cooke.

She said: "The fact that I sing and dance I consciously make an effort to go for a golden buzzer act that people aren’t expecting. But you can’t deny what moves you and what makes you feel good.

Lifford Shillingford.
Lifford Shillingford.

"It’s interesting that even David has gone for a singer, I get it with Simon because he generally goes for singers, and Amanda’s got an incredible singer, so yeah, this year is battle of the singers!"

Amanda Holden

Gruffydd Wyn
Gruffydd Wyn

Amanda's golden buzzer act is singer Gruffydd Wyn Roberts who sang ‘Nessun Dorma’ and got a HUGE reaction.

Amanda said of her golden buzzer contestant: "I pressed it on the first day in Blackpool and that’s not something I would have predicted. I thought I would have played a longer game. I thought I’d be paranoid that I would miss out on so much more. But you have to go with the feeling in your tummy and I got that feeling. I had to press my golden buzzer.


"It was right in the moment; the man did an amazing rendition of his song. For me he was in absolutely the right time, the right moment, the right person. I can’t wait to see what he does in the live shows."

Britain's Got Talent airs on Saturday nights at 8pm on ITV. The live shows begin on May 28.

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