Britain's Got Talent semi-finalists: The acts who did NOT make it into the live shows

bgt sem-finalists that didnt make it

The Britain's Got Talent semi-finalists have been confirmed tonight but some surprising acts didn't make the cut.

This evening saw the four judges pick the top 40 contestants from all of the successful auditionees to make the live shows, joining the five golden buzzers who had guaranteed spots in the semi-finals.

There were plenty of arguments and clashes between the panel as they made the choices, eventually compromising on a line up that they all agreed on.

One of the first groups to find out their fate were made up of one man bad Bill Brookman, acrobats Katy & Paul and comedy impressionist duo The Mimic Men.

THE MIMIC MEN on Britain's Got Talent
THE MIMIC MEN on Britain's Got Talent

Despite all three acts being heavily featured on the show and impressing the judges at the auditions, they didn't make the cut.

"All of you really impressed and after a lot of arguing, we've reached a decison, I'm really sorry you didn't make it this time," David Walliams told them.

"We had a good gig, we couldn't do any more, we did our best," said The Mimic Men.

Another set of acts getting turned away included dance group Deja vu, magicians Scott and Muriel, dancer Paisley Kerswell and strong couple Lisa and Chris Pitman.

Delivering the news, Amanda Holden said: "The talent this year has been extraordinary and there's been a of competition, but we have come to a decision. I'm afraid it's bad news, you're not through."

Also getting a no from the judges were unusual pianist Colin Henry, drag act Ruby Murray and singer Johnny Boonham.

But some more wacky contestants DID get through.

They included Doctor Who's enemy Davros, who couldn't quite believe it himself.


"You made a terrible error" he quipped to Ant and Dec, "You need to go back in there and do a recount."

Others who perhaps surprisingly made it through were Vadik and his dancing polar Bear, plus Bespoke Candi and their dancing dinosaur.

The Britain's Got Talent 2016 live shows air from Sunday, May 22 until Thursday, May 26 from 7:30PM each evening on ITV.

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