Britain's Got Talent 2013 spoilers: Get a sneak preview of tonight's launch show!

Britain's Got Talent 2013 auditions - Hot Gussett

Can't wait for the return of Britain's Got Talent tonight? Here we take a sneak peak at what's to come in tonight's first episode...

The seventh series of the variety talent contest kicks off with a bang, as some of the weirdest and most wonderful acts in its history take to the stage in the hope of impressing the judges - Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams.

After a spectacular opening number filmed in London's Covent Garden featuring many past contestants - including last year's winners Ashleigh and Pudsey - it's straight down to business at the home of variety, the iconic Palladium theatre.

Mother-daughter singing duo 2's Country are the first contestants, before singer Taichi Imanishi and animal impressionist Eshanul Haque Chy leave the panel astounded with their madcap routines.

Patrick George then appears, telling the foursome that he's a gospel choir. But their confusion turns to surprise as the other members of his group - Gospel Singers Incognito - appear throughout the audition, wowing the audience.

Britain's Got Talent 2013 auditions - Gospel Singers Incognito

Next we see a procession of questionable comedians, including 21-year-old Paul Stark, whose poor jokes leave the 2,000-strong crowd chanting 'off'.

Jack Carroll, a 14-year-old funnyman and cerebral palsy sufferer, is left wanting to 'curl up in to a ball' by the negative reception. After some encouragement from Ant and Dec he bravely heads out to try his best - but will he succeed where the others failed?

The tour moves on to Manchester, and an ill Simon fails to turn up for filming, leaving the other three judges to carry on without him - and the acts backstage breathing a sigh of relief.

The trio see hopefuls including Sia Lord, a dental student and hip hop dancer, latin dance group Viva Elvis, and surveyor Martin Healey, who appears with a broom dressed as a nun!

However, the 53-year-old eventually turns up - just in time for a breathtaking performance from schoolgirl Arixsandra Libantino.

Kerri Graham, a fitness instructor from Thurrock, then launches in to a pretty boring demonstration of her 'chair dancing' classes.

But just when the judges are about to fall asleep, her routine gets steamy as she begins stripping off her clothes for some sexier moves - and with some encouragement from David, for the first time ever, Simon even gets on stage to join in!

Meanwhile, the one-sided bromance between David and 'his Simon' remains in full swing this year, and some of the contestants have worked it in to their try-outs, including drag queen Vicky Vivacious and comedy singer James Heaney.

There are also several hopefuls from abroad, who have travelled thousands of miles to the UK in the hope that Britain's Got Talent will propel them to the global success.

Britain's Got Talent 2013 auditions - Attraction

One such act is nine-strong 'shadow dance' group Attraction, who came all the way from Hungary to showcase their unique talent, which involves them telling tales using the movement of their bodies, projected as shadows on to a screen.

Their beautiful and haunting recounting of a true story is followed by a montage of candidates whose nerves prompted them to mess up their auditions.

The show ends with Alice Fredenham, a 28-year-old beauty therapist who has been secretly singing since she was young - to the extent that she didn't even tell her family that she'd entered BGT.

Can she battle through her stage fright and win over the judges, or will her nerves get the better of her?

Tune in to ITV tonight at 7.00pm to watch all these acts and many more, and find out who makes it one step closer to the live shows.

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