Britain's Got Talent 2016 live shows: EVERYTHING you need to know!

Britain's Got Talent 2017 judges

Wondering when the Britain's Got Talent 2016 live shows begin? Here's ALL you need to know!

When do the Britain's Got Talent 2016 live shows start?

After thousands applied and hundreds auditioned, Britain's Got Talent's search reaches the live semi-finals on Sunday, May 22.

It's a bit earlier than usual, missing the bank holiday and half-term week that the live shows usually air across.

Britain's Got Talent 2016 judges
Britain's Got Talent 2016 judges

When are the Britain's Got Talent 2016 semi-finals?

LIVE SHOW 1 - Sunday 22 May 7.30pm - 9pm
LIVE SHOW 1 RESULTS - Sunday 22 May 9.30pm - 10pm

LIVE SHOW 2 - Monday 23 May 7.30pm - 9pm
LIVE SHOW 2 RESULTS - Monday 23 May 9.30pm - 10pm

LIVE SHOW 3 - Tuesday 24 May 7.30pm - 9pm
LIVE SHOW 3 RESULTS - Tuesday 24 May 9.30pm - 10pm

LIVE SHOW 4 - Wednesday 25 May 7.30pm - 9pm
LIVE SHOW 4 RESULTS - Wednesday 25 May 9.30pm - 10pm

LIVE SHOW 5 - Thursday 26 May 7.30pm - 9pm
LIVE SHOW 5 RESULTS - Thursday 26 May 9.30pm - 10pm

There is no show on the Friday due to International Football Friendly: England v Australia.

Britain's Got Talent's golden buzzer acts
Britain's Got Talent's golden buzzer acts

Who are the Britain's Got Talent finalists?

There are a total of 45 finalists.

5 of those are the golden buzzer acts and have already been revealed: There's Simon Cowell's dancing Stormtroopers Boogie Storm, Amanda Holden's golden buzzer, 12-year-old singer Beau Dermott, Ant and Dec's choice, 14-year-old singer Jasmine Elcock, Alesha Dixon's act, 100 Voices of Gospel choir and finally David Walliams's golden buzzer performers, singing duo Ian and Anne Marshall.

The remaining 40 places have been decided by the judges on this weekend's final audition show. > Meet the Top 45 acts in the live shows here

How do the Britain's Got Talent live shows work?

Each evening nine acts will perform live before the public vote opens.

The act with the highest public vote will automatically go through to the live grand final. The two runner-up acts will then face the judges, Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams, who will pick their favourite to go through to the live final.

It means there will be a total of 10 acts in the final.

Fifth Harmony
Fifth Harmony

Who's performing on the Britain's Got Talent live shows this year?

As well as performances from this year’s acts a host of guest performers will take to the stage during the results show as the semi-finalists wait to find out if they are one step closer to being crowned winner of Britain’s Got Talent 2016.

Motown: The Musical will perform on Sunday

OneRepublic on Monday

Nick Jonas on Tuesday

Jules Matisse and Friends on Wednesday

Fifth Harmony on Thursday.

When is the Britain's Got Talent 2016 final?

The finale hasn't been confirmed just yet but we can probably expect it to be the Saturday, May 28.

There will be more special guest performers before the winner is crowned and takes home the £250,000 prize money.

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