Britain’s Got Talent 2018 auditions kicked off on Saturday night and here the best try outs from the first week.
Based on online hits and shares since the weekend, here are the top four ranked performances.
But who came out on top? Here’s the full countdown…
Magician Marc tugged at the heartstrings with a video revealing the moment he experienced ‘real magic’. His newborn daughter Isabella survived chemotherapy after his wife was diagnosed with cancer during the pregnancy. The judges’ emotion turned to awe as the clip went on to reveal that, months before the audition, Isabella accurately predicted the outcomes to all of the tricks Marc had asked them participate in.
“I have a feeling this act is gonna change your life,” said Simon. “You have just taken magic to a whole new level,” praised Alesha. There was no need for the judges to vote, however, as Ant and Dec soon emerged from the rafters to hit the Golden Buzzer. Congratulating Marc, Ant told him: “You had me in tears, that was remarkable.”
Escapologist Matt didn’t exactly inspire hope before his death-defying stunt, revealing that his five prior attempts went more wrong than right. He was sealed in a water-filled tank, with a chain padlocked around his neck, and his hands cuffed together on the outside.
Matt had the judges on edge as he ran over his self-imposed 90-second time limit – but as the clock hit 2 minutes and 10 seconds, he finally managed to free himself from his confines.
10-year-old Calum wants to follow in the footsteps of his West End performer nan by becoming a singer, and he did her proud with a crowd-pleasing performance of ‘Who’s Lovin’ You’. Simon was impressed, commenting: “You’ve got soul, you’ve got a very authentic voice, you totally controlled the song as well. This was special.”
Circus performer Sascha’s cringeworthy introduction brought the mood down as he failed to engage with the judges. It’s just as well, then, that his act was one of BGT’s most high-octane displays ever, seeing him balance perilously on a growing tower of rolling barrels.
David described it as “two of the most thrilling minutes” BGT has ever seen, while Simon called Sascha and his assistant fiancée Stephanie “nuts”.
Britain’s Got Talent 2018 continues next Saturday night on ITV with the latest auditions.
As always, straight after you can tune in to Britain’s Got More Talent on ITV2 with Stephen Mulhern.
The Britain’s Got Talent live shows begin later on in the year.