Britain's Got Talent 2016 week one results recap: an orchestra, a swordsman and a Golden Buzzer

Find out who impressed the judges in the first episode


Britain's Got Talent returned to our screens tonight with an AMAZING episode to kick off its tenth series, and here are all the results from the first round of auditions.

Tonight's show featured a little bit of everything, from the usual singers and dancers to a camp Elvis, a "vegetable entertainer" - and even a genuinely terrifying, don't-try-this-at-home sword swallowing act.

As usual, Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and Simon Cowell were on hand to mark their efforts, with each act requiring at least three yesses to make their shortlist.

However, the Golden Buzzer is also back. Each judge and hosts Ant and Dec can press it once only to send a hopeful they've particularly enjoyed straight through to the live shows, regardless of what the others think.

Here's a rundown of all the results from episode one.

The Yesses

Vitaly Voronko - Series ten kicked off in a bizarre fashion when the self-styled 'music superhero' refused to speak to the judges . Simon and Alesha initially buzzed him, but the latter changed her mind after he did Michael Jackson's 'They Don't Care About Us'. Vitaly eventually got his three yesses, but that didn't stop Simon from declaring his performance "one of the worst things I’ve ever heard".

EliteSquad Royalz - This dance troupe, who are big fans of the Royal Family, won over all four judges by donning Beefeater costumes, with their leader dressed as the Queen - although Simon had us feeling seriously old when he pointed out that the youngest member, aged 8, hadn't been born when Britain's Got Talent begun. David joked: "If Simon doesn’t say yes you can lock him up in the tower forever!"


The Togni Brothers - Birmingham siblings Michael and Dario, who were raised in Italy in the circus, had the audience in awe with their unique 'foot juggling'. Amanda described it as "extraordinary", while Simon said he'd "never seen anything like it".

The Collaborative Orchestra and Singers - Cheeky Nicholas Bryant led everyone to believe he was auditioning as a solo pianist, but throughout the uplifting performance of Queen's 'Don't Stop Me Now' scores of musicians and singers appeared around the entire theatre. It won unanimous praise from the judges, with Alesha saying: "I didn’t know where to look! That was one of the most brilliantly put together performances I’ve ever seen!"

However, Simon had "one slight problem"... "I’ve worked out that if you win, you’re gonna make about 8p each!"

Lucy and Trip Hazard - full-time dog trainer Lucy and her adorable Pomeranian-Maltese cross Trip Hazard (so called because she literally does keep tripping over him) gave Ashleigh and Pudsey a run for their money with their adorable dance routine. "I can imagine little Trips in every toy shop in the world," remarked Simon, who also said he'd like Lucy to train his own dogs Squiddly and Diddly!

Darren Altman - Voiceover artist Darren, who's the voice of the IAMS cat, earned a standing ovation for his celebrity impressions. His routine included Jeremy Clarkson, Gok Wan, Gordon Ramsay and even BGT show host Dec - and he even explained some of his techniques. Alesha said his audition was "faultless" while Simon liked that one impression led to another.

Paisley Kerswell - Super-confident 11-year-old breakdancer Paisley picked up four yesses with her "boss" performance set to Fleur East's hit single 'Sax'.


George Kavanah - Funnyman George, aged just 11, had us chuckling before he even started his stand-up routine by calling David 'sunshine'. The Little Britain star predicted George has a bright future in comedy, and he eventually went home with four yesses - although Simon did admit: "I don't think you're the best comedian we've ever had."

Beau Dermott - Not only did 12-year-old singer Beau's rendition of 'Defying Gravity' from the musical Wicked mesmerise everyone in the room, it also prompted Amanda to press the Golden Buzzer. "That is one of the most difficult songs, I think, to sing, and you just sold it to us. I'm absolutely thrilled," she gushed.

The other judges were also impressed, with David commenting: "Everyone else might as well just go home."

Alexandr Magala - In one of the most shocking and dangerous routines ever seen on Britain's Got Talent, Alexandr had the judges, the audience and even the stand-by medics feeling queasy with his acrobatic sword-swallowing. It received four yessed, with Alesha saying: "I’m speechless. I can’t believe what I just witnessed."

"I was relieved you were still alive at the end of it," added David, while Simon offered some high praise: "This is an audition I will never ever forget, and I’ve seen a lot."

The Nos

Peter K Rollings - You could pretty much guess where this one was going as soon as Peter walked out in his odd tin foil Statue of Liberty-esque hat, and sure enough his homemade sonic instruments had Alesha and Amanda reaching for their buzzers. Host Ant summed it up best: "It’s like a really really really, really really bad Daft Punk."


Tony Baloney - This comedy ventriloquist said it himself when he pointed out the crowd wasn't laughing, and all four judges buzzed him off stage. "Tony, it was Baloney," quipped Amanda.

Madame Zucchini - Describing herself as a "vegetable entertainment specialist", Madame Zucchini - real name Natalie Hunt - was buzzed by 'Simon Cowelliflower' as soon as she begun her tribute to Star Wars, starring 'Leek Skywalker', 'Aubergine Wan Kenobi' and 'Han Celery Solo'. "Could you do Lord of the Rings with fruit perhaps?" suggested David.

Shani Belly Dancers - Caroline, Wendy and Zoe's belly dance may have been met with a unanimous 'no' from the judges, but at least they got to finish their performance - as the buzzers malfunctioned. The judges repeatedly tried to hit the big red buttons, with David even taking his shoe off. "I’ve never wanted to hear the buzzers so much," Alesha smirked.

"It was sort of like a nightmare really, like being tortured by something and we couldn’t make it stop. But other than that I really enjoyed it!" joked David.

Rainbow Elvis - Unfortunately there was no such luck for Jason, a.k.a. Rainbow Elvis, who was buzzed off with his "fun, camp, alternative impersonation" of the King of Rock 'n' Roll.

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Britain's Got Talent 2016 continues next Saturday at 8.00pm on ITV.

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