Britain's Got Talent 2018 semi-finalists picked by the judges

BGT finalists chosen

Here's a preview of tonight's Britain's Got Talent 2018 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.

But the remaining 35 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.

BGT finalists chosen

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

Alesha Dixon sighs: "It's never easy to say no to people."

David Walliams adds: "This year the standard was really high."

Amanda Holden remarks: "It's really tough because they are looking to us with eyes full of hope. It's not something that we take lightly."

And Simon Cowell adds: "There are so many people who could win this year."

There's no shortage of disagreements on the panel - especially between Simon Cowell and David Walliams - with clashes over who should make the cut.

"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.

Appearing in tonight's final BGT try outs include the St Lawrence’s Choir, a group of 48 schoolchildren aged 8-11 years-old from Northern Ireland, the Spotlight Stage School from Birmingham and Futunity, a dance group who appear dressed as zombies.

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There's a dancing dog (sort of) in the form of Dudley the Dancing Dog while Nick Page offers up some gags with his stand up routine.

We then meet two brothers with two very different acts. Shaquille Rayes sings and plays piano and Shameer Rayes who dances a routine as a doll that comes alive.

Britain's Got Talent 2018 airs tonight - Saturday, May 26 - at 8PM on ITV.

Meanwhile, the Britain's Got Talent 2018 live shows kick off on Monday and air throughout the week before the grand final on Sunday.

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