Britain's Got Talent 2016: Simon Cowell defends his golden buzzer act Boogie Storm


Simon Cowell has hit back at haters of Boogie Storm, his golden buzzer act on this year's Britain's Got Talent.

Simon was the last to hit the golden buzzer this year, reserving it for a bunch of dancing Stormtroopers.

But many viewers were underwhelmed by the choice and felt other acts were more deserving

"I think my Golden Buzzer act went down really well," insisted Simon Cowell this week.

“Have you seen how many views we have had on YouTube?” he told the Daily Mirror newspaper, “I think it is like eight or nine million now or something.”

Simon continued: “Look, you can argue there are other acts who deserve it a bit more but you are always in the moment when you do it and I am glad I did it because they are unique.

“I thought they were fun and I had never seen anything like it.”

However Simon confessed that Ant and Dec's and Amanda Holden's golden buzzer acts Beau Dermott and Jasmine Elcock could trouble Boogie Storm for the crown, as well as Alesha Dixon's choice 100 Voices of Gospel who are already in the final.

“They are both really good and the two choirs are really good too, the Irish one and 100 Voices of Gospel – the one Alesha chose as her Golden Buzzer act," Simon said.

Boogie Storm perform live this evening when Britain's Got Talent 2016 continues tonight on ITV from 7:30PM.

Alongside Boogie Storm, other acts in the latest live semi-final include magician Richard Jones, dancing drones Flying Bebop, ballet performer Jack Higgins, singer Josh Curnow and girl group Zyrah Rose.

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