Britain's Got Talent 2013 results: Penultimate auditions recap!

Aliki Chrysochou (Britain's Got Talent 2013)

There was a bit of everything on Britain's Got Talent 2013 tonight, from watersports to dancing animals.

It was the penultimate instalment of auditions, with now just one week to go before the live shows.

La Quebrade High Divers began the show with a spectacular outdoor performance in Cardiff, becoming only the third act in the show's history to audition outside a venue.

Judges David Walliams, Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden and Simon Cowell watched in awe as the seven-strong group plunge in to their pool from a height of 25 metres, ending the routine in a ball of flames as one of the group were set on fire.

Simon told them: "That’s what you call an ending.”

"Of all the high diving acts we’ve seen in Cardiff, this has definitely been the best one," quipped David as the group got four yeses.

From then on the panel was back indoors, and it seemed animals were the flavour of the day, with a donkey called Patty, a racoon called Melanie and a dog called Yogi all giving it their best shot.

There was also the League of Extraordinary Groomers, a canine care group who turned up with no less than six dogs - Willog, Floyd, Taia, Storm, Fluff and Hetty.

Britain's Got Talent 2013 auditions - Extraordinary Groomers

But not a single one of the acts managed to get enough yeses to progress, as Simon moaned: “We haven’t had an animal act yet. I love animals.”

Meanwhile, Alesha's love life was in the spotlight, with David and Simon ribbing her as a procession of eligible men take to the stage.

Simon attempted to set her up with successful auditionees E3 Brothers - while two other singers attempt to serenade the former Mis-Teeq rapper.

After 16-year-old Lucien Johns won himself a spot in the next round, David asked Alesha: "Do you get men singing at you quite a lot?"

The Little Britain then got a tad jealous when Alesha was presented with a rose by London sales executive Manni, who tells him: "If I did get through I’ll have a surprise for you too."

Backstage, David told Alesha: “It’s not a chance for you to just find a partner. We’re trying to find a talented person to be on Britain’s Got Talent. Don’t treat the show like a dating show.”

Britain's Got Talent 2013 auditions - Band of Voices

Elsewhere, the panel was left stunned by vocal group Band Of Voices, who covered of Jessie J's 'Price Tag' before going to perform their version of 'God Save The Queen'.

With four yeses, Simon told the group: "I love you guys. I think now is a time when people really, really appreciate great vocals. There’s not a band like this on the market at the moment. Very, very impressive. Really good.”

There was no such luck for Maarty Broekman however, who was told by the music mogul: "By a clear mile that is the worst song I have heard in 7 years. I mean seriously, seriously terrible. Everything about it."

But with David, Alesha and Amanda loving his act, Maarty still got through to the next round!

Elsewhere and dance was represented by 21-year-old Poppin' Ron, and Joseph Hall, a managing director of a Nottingham dance studio - with variety from ventriloquist Steve Hewlett, and wacky illusionist Stevie Pink, who managed to pull the wool over the judges' eyes.

"We’re always a bit annoyed when we don’t know how the trick is done," commented David.

The final act of this evening's show was Aliki Chrysochou, a 29 year old music teacher originally from Cyrus.

The blonde beauty, who looks uncannily like Voice UK host Holly Willoughby, was diagnosed with focal encephalitis a few years ago leading to the loss of all co-ordination, speech and movement.

Aliki's performance of Evanescence hit Wake Me Up got her four yeses from the judges and a spot in the next round.

Simon Cowell gushed: “There’s something special about her.”

The BGT auditions conclude next weekend on ITV at 7.30pm.

Browse our gallery of this week's acts below:

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