The Britain's Got Talent 2013 auditions continue tonight, with try outs moving to Glasgow!
At the top of the show, the judges are optimistic, with Simon Cowell declaring: “We are a talented country, and we have ambition. Finding great talent, that’s what Britain’s Got Talent is all about.”
He adds: "All you’re praying for is that someone is going to walk on that stage, be incredible and then you can remember the moment you were there when you found that star.”
The first act of the day doesn't look like they'll fit the bill however, with drag duo Bernie (aka Mark) and Brenda (aka Stuart) taking to the stage to perform La Vie en Rose by Edith Piaf.
Simon quips: “It’s like Geri Halliwell and Victoria Beckham separating away from the Spice Girls and doing a duet."
And the auditions just get weirder with El Lurchio (known to his mates as Ian) shows off his sword swallowing trick.
Amanda says “It’s like watching a horror film isn’t it. You carry on watching because you like being terrified.”
The Club Town Freaks- Kimberley (25) Chrissy (38) Anthony (30) and Nazene (28) are next on stage and cause Simon to admit: “I think you have to embrace the madness sometimes.”
The wacky acts aren't over just yet however, with DJ Sexy Scott showing the judges - and hosts Ant and Dec -how to "funkasize".
“Me and Simon have been funkasizing for many years," quips David.
Part two sees a host of dancers try and fail to impress the panel. From 17-year-old James Clifton
to 60-year-old Walentina Limon all struggle to spark the interest of a very disappointed Alesha.
Martin and Marielle from Holland change all that however with a shock routine that mixes dance with danger.
Alesha gushes: “Guys I absolutely loved it. It was dangerous, it was thrilling, it was exciting and from beginning to end it was so entertaining. And you’re just mesmerising to watch, I’m so glad you entered the competition a great, great audition.”
Meanwhile the youngsters are once again out in the force, with dance group the Shockarellas- Tia, Maleka, Olivia, Kyra and Zhane school children aged 12-16 from Manchester, temporary taking over the show.
Also impressing are J-Unity – 19 year old twins Jerome and Jamaal who are students from North London, singing Labrinth- Express yourself.
Simon tells them: “You’ve obviously got this great chemistry and I think you’ve come along at the right time.”
And there's a surprise for Simon next up as the brother of singer Labrinth, MckNasty – aka Josh McKenzie - comes onto the stage.
MckNasty's mix of drumming and DJing has Alesha out of her seat, but what will Simon make of it all?
Splitting the panel is 16-year-old Thomas Bounce, who shows off his unique 'backwards juggling' talent.
Simon moans: "For me bouncing ping pong balls, after about 30 seconds I found it a bit boring and I think other people would as well.”
But Amanda says: “Thomas I wanted to say that I was expecting to find it boring but I didn’t. You made it interesting, you really honed your skill and I think what you did was actually very entertaining so well done."
With Alesha agreeing with Simon and David on Amanda's side, can Thomas get the three yeses he needs?
It's not long before the singers are back but once again Simon isn't too impressed with the performances.
Jaden Cornelious is told: “I hate to be a pessimist here but I don’t think your dream is going to come true in terms of singing," while Simon adds to Gina McNulty: “I don’t particularly like your voice. The song was dreadful.”
The final act of the day Alex Keirl – a 20 year old music student from Chester - hopes his performance of Bring Him Home by Alfie Boe can win over the panel.
See just who gets through when Britain's Got Talent 2013 airs tonight on ITV from 7:15PM.
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