Britain's Got Talent 2017 semi-finalists picked by the judges

Britain's Got Talent 2017

Here's a preview of tonight's Britain's Got Talent 2017 as the judges pick this year's semi-finalists.

But just who is in the live shows?

Well five lucky acts have already confirmed their places in the semi-finals after winning a golden buzzer, seeing them straight into next week's live heats.

There's David Walliams' comeback kid Kyle Tomlinson, Simon Cowell's singing superstar Sarah Ikumu, Alesha Dixon's dancers Just Us, Amanda Holden's comedian Daliso Chaponda and Ant and Dec's magician Matt Edwards.

Britain's Got Talent 2017 semi-finalists reveal
Britain's Got Talent 2017 semi-finalists reveal

But the remaining 40 spots will be picked by the judges from the 182 acts who have all made it through the auditions.

This evening sees the Britain's Got Talent judges gather all the successful acts from the past seven weeks at the London Palladium.

While they wait backstage, the judges review all the auditions and choose who they want to make it into the live shows.

"All our acts can do now is wait to see if they're still in with a chance of being crowned champions of Britain's Got Talent or if that dream ends here," says Dec.

There's no shortage of disagreements on the panel - especially between Simon Cowell and David Walliams - with clashes over whether one act is simply "rubbish" or "good rubbish".

"This is what we want in the show," argues David, "People getting up and having a go."

The semi-finalists reveal will follow the last round of auditions.

Acts in tonight's final try outs include all female dance crew Code 3, entertainer Audley Buckle, magician Neil Henry and singer Sue Moretta.

Britain's Got Talent 2017 semi-finalists reveal
Britain's Got Talent 2017 semi-finalists reveal

We also meet dancer David Geaney, funny duo Lords Of Strut plus the Empire Dance Crew.

Britain's Got Talent 2017 airs tonight - Saturday, May 27 - at 8PM on ITV.

Meanwhile, the Britain's Got Talent 2017 live shows kick off on Monday and air throughout the week before the grand final on Sunday,

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