David J Watson finally experienced a Golden Buzzer moment on Britain’s Got Talent 2019 while auditioning for the TENTH time – although sadly for him, it didn’t count.
With the ITV talent contest now in its thirteenth series, it was only right that the unluckiest contestant ever made another appearance.
Having repeatedly tried to impress the judges, David returned again for his milestone tenth shot at victory.
“I can’t believe how ten years have gone that quickly,” said David, whose tenacity has made him a regular on Britain’s Got More Talent.
“It’s depressing,” agreed the ITV2 spin-off’s presenter Stephen Mulhern.
Taking to the stage once more, David began with a look back on his past auditions.
He reprised his impression of David Blunkett, his Hulk-in-the-box routine, and his turn as Miss Direction.
For his latest performance, he then returned to his roots with a new political impersonation – taking on Donald Trump.
While David sounded nothing like the US President, he did seem to have the right mannerisms.
It wasn’t enough to impress Amanda Holden, who hit her buzzer – before the audience gave him a standing ovation.
“Tenth year and he Trumped the lot of them,” joked main show host Ant McPartlin from stage left.
“I love people that never give up, and you’re a testament to that,” said Alesha Dixon.
The Greatest Dancer host voted no, while David Walliams and Simon Cowell both said yes.
This left the final result resting on Amanda, who called the try-out “a celebration of rubbish”.
Simon encouraged the crowd to light up their phones if they wanted David to go through.
The theatre was soon illuminated in support, but Amanda also said no – meaning he failed to make the judges’ shortlist.
Unhappy with the “absolutely devastating” result, Stephen decided to take matters in to his own hands.
He ran out towards the desk and slammed the Golden Buzzer, giving David the glory reserved for BGT’s best contestants.
Unfortunately, the moment didn’t last long. Walliams quickly pointed out: “What Stephen didn’t explain is he doesn’t actually have a Golden Buzzer.”
Indeed, only the judges and Ant and Dec have the power to send contestants straight to the live shows.
The comedian told the booing crowd: “It’s not my fault, I don’t set the rules!”
David was gracious, thanking everybody as he went home yet again without making it any further.
Judging by past years, however, he’ll likely pop up on BGMT again later in the series.
Britain’s Got More Talent airs straight after the main show every Saturday night on ITV2.