The Britain's Got Talent 2018 finalists and wildcard are confirmed: Who's in the final? Here's all you need to know about them.
After five nights of live shows and 40 semi-final performances the public have now chosen the 10 acts who will perform in tomorrow night’s live final and in for a chance of winning a life-changing £250,000 and a coveted spot at the Royal Variety Performance.
The 10 finalists will be joined by one judges’ wildcard who has also been confirmed.
Following tonight’s show acrobats Giang Brothers and comedy singer Micky P Kerr join dancers DVJ, father and son singing duo Tim and Jack, comedian Robert White, singer Gruffydd Wyn Roberts, singer Donchez Dacres, singer Calum Courtney, comedian Lost Voice Guy and the D-Day Darlings in the final.
Britain’s Got Talent Final airs on Sunday 3rd June 7.30pm on ITV.
Britain's Got Talent 2018 finalists
60-year-old AA man Donchez lives in Wolverhampton, regularly performing to customers who have broken down in their vehicles. Donchez got the judges up dancing with his original hit the ‘Wiggle Wine’. David wiggle wined his way to the golden buzzer telling Donchez: “You are like a ray of golden sunshine, thank you!”
Gruffydd is a 22-year-old, Theatre Assistant, from Amlwch on the Isle-of-Anglesey in North Wales. Gruff is a rugby player, and hasn’t had the confidence to audition for BGT previously, but after receiving the support of his friends, family and teammates he is determined to win the show. Getting the judges up on their feet, astonished Amanda said: “When you were 10 and Paul Potts auditioned on this show 12 years ago, he blew us away with that song and oh my God, you just did the same. Congratulations!”
JACK AND TIM
43-year-old Dad, Tim and 12-year-old son Jack, are from Norwich and moved BGT audiences with their original song, ‘Lucky Ones’, about their father and son bond. The personal song tugged on the heart-strings of Simon Cowell who said, “this says it all” as he pressed his golden buzzer, “I love that song, just magic. It reminded me of me and my boy.”
10-year-old Calum lives with his Mum, Dad and younger brother Ollie. He started singing at six years old after joining a school choir and hasn’t stopped since. Calum wowed the BGT judges singing ‘Who’s Lovin’ You’ by The Jackson 5. “Calum, you’ve got soul,” said Simon. “You have an authentic voice, you have a great tone to your voice. You totally controlled the song as well, this was special.”
DVJ is a dance group made up of 10 schoolchildren, aged 10-18 years old. The dance group have been guided by Diversity’s Ashley Banjo but DVJ now want to step out in their own right as dancers and not be compared to their predecessors. “This competition is now on fire!” said Alesha. “I’ve got this young, fresh, raw energy in front of me and I can feel that you’re all hungry, I love you!”
Quoc Co (33) and Quoc Nghiep (29) are brothers from Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. The brothers have followed in their Father and Grandfather’s footsteps to became circus performers, but they are the first members in their family to perform all over the world. The Giang Brothers wowed the crowd with their acrobatic stunt balancing head to head whilst walking up and down stairs. “That was utterly incredible, and my heart was in my mouth the entire time,” said Amanda. “I don’t know where you find the strength from!
LOST VOICE GUY
37-year-old Lee Ridley lives in Newcastle, were he works as a full-time stand-up comedian. Lee has cerebral palsy, and after falling ill as a baby was left unable to speak. He uses a ‘text-to-speech’ app on his iPad to communicate. Much of Lee’s comedy material centres around his disability, but Lee wants to prove that disabled people are just like everyone else and can have a sense of humour. “Lee that was hilarious from start to finish… I think it’s one of the best stand-up comedy routines I’ve ever seen, let alone on the show!” said David.
MICKY P KERR
Micky is a 36-year-old Primary Teacher, who lives with his girlfriend and daughter in Leeds. Micky started playing the guitar and writing songs at 15-years-old, but at 29 he decided that his dream of being a musician wasn’t going to happen and decided to do a PGCE and become a Teacher. Micky kept up performing at the weekend but with a new style blending in comedy. Micky performed his comedic songs on BGT and dreams of being able to support his family doing what he loves most. “You don’t need me to tell you how funny you are,” said David. “If you carry on like this, I can see you in the final of Britain’s Got Talent.”
Robert, 41, from West Sussex, is a comedian and works part-time as a music teacher at a primary school, as well as other ad-hoc jobs such as a ‘Christmas Elf’ wrapping gifts over the holidays. Robert is dyslexic and has Asperger’s Syndrome and finds his passion for both music and comedy an outlet for his creativity and energy. “Everything you said was hilarious!” said David. “You’re just a beautiful soul, comedy flows through you like water… I just can’t wait to see what you’re going to do next.”
THE D-DAY DARLINGS
The D-Day Darlings are a wartime themed choir of nine women aged 27-39. Katie, the leader of the group, formed the choir 10 years ago and manages them for a living, whilst the other girls have various jobs including customer service and HR. One of the main reasons for auditioning on Britain’s Got Talent is to bring their wartime spirit into the hearts of the new generation. Alesha said, “It’s so important that we remember people and keep their spirits alive, and you’re doing that brilliantly.”
B-POSITIVE CHOIR (WILDCARD ACT)
B Positive is made up of people whose lives are affected by the lifesaving power of blood. The choir members are blood donors and blood recipients, people who have blood-related medical conditions such as sickle cell, families, friends and people who work with blood. The B Positive Choir wants to inspire more people to join the 6,000 daily donors who save lives.