Britain's Got Talent 2017 winner: The Missing People Choir the favourites as live shows begin

Missing People Choir.

The Missing People Choir remain the favourites to win Britain's Got Talent 2017.

Tonight sees the first of five live semi-finals to decide who makes Sunday's grand final where the winner is crowned.

Ahead of tonight's show, The Missing People Choir remain the ones to beat with Simon Cowell's golden buzzer act Sarah Ikumu also tipped to do well in the competition.

Pianist Tokio Myers and 8-year-old magician Issy Simpson could also prove potential champions if viewers get behind them in the semi-finals.

Speaking to The Sun newspaper, Alesha Dixon revealed her money was still on The Mission People Choir.

Alesha said: “They’ve already won the heart of the nation and now with everything that happened in Manchester and people going missing, that just drives that message home — just how dear all our loved ones are and how painful and unimaginable it would be to lose them and for them to go missing.

“I feel as though this week is going to be an emotional week all round.”

The Britain's Got Talent 2017 live shows air from tonight, Monday, May 29 until Friday, June 2.

On this evening's line up is St. Patrick’s Junior Choir Drumgreenagh, PC Dan, Niels Harder, Kyle Tomlinson, Empire Dance Crew, DNA, Tyrone & Mina and Miss Treat Vibe.

Bookies Boylesports report that David Walliams’ Golden Buzzer act, Kyle Tomlinson and mind readers DNA are the favourites to go through.

The semi-finals will air from 7:30PM on ITV with the results following at 9:30PM.

This year there is NO judges' vote. The two acts with the highest votes from the public alone will head through to the final.

The ten finalists chosen by the public will be joined by a wildcard picked by the judges who will then go head to head in the grand finale next SUNDAY night, June 4.

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