Welcome to Britain’s Got Talent. The show that sets out to find Britain’s bightest new act and change their life forever. Ant & Dec are our hosts. It was going to be Paul O’Grady but he’s left ITV for Channel 4. Every night for the next 9 nights we’ll bring you all the action from the 50,000 applicants. They’ll all be competing for the incredible prize of an appearance at this year’s royal variety performance in front of Her Majesty, The Queen.
Cardiff folk have turned up in their thousands and there is every type of act imaginable. From dancing children to singing dogs. The one difference with these auditions is that they’re taking place in front of a live audience.
The three Britain’s Got Talent judges are Mr Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden and Piers Morgan. During the auditions, the judges have a red button each. If one of the judges hits their button then a red cross will light up. If a contestant gets three red crosses then their time is up and their audition is over and it’s time for the judges to decide on whether they will be going through to the next round.
27 year old Damon Scott says he’s unique and no one can do what he does. He has a monkey that sings Michael Jackson. He’s kind of like a ventriliquist, only better. He brings the house down and gets a standing ovation. The crowd loves him. The judges love him. It was super entertaining. He’s through to the next round.
Katie with Rupert the piano playing pig are up next. It’s a bit of a laugh when Simon, who is obviously not impressed, hits his button and scares the pig. It’s not very tuneful when he gets to play the piano but it does prove that he’s a smart animal. Afterwards, Piers says that Simon likes to be the only smart pig in the room.
South Wales Cellphone salesman Paul is here to fulfil his dream of singing opera. He’s very good. Simon didn’t seem interested at the start but once he opened his mouth to sing he was drawn in. The crowd goes beserk. Simon says he wasn’t expecting it at all and thought he was fantastic. He’s through to the next round.
Manchester is the next stop for this travelling circus. Simon is annoyed that there is no talent in Manchester. He’s so annoyed he’s thinking he should pack his bags and head back to America. That is before the 27 piece dance troupe MD Productions walks in. Their members are aged between 13 and 24 and all they want to do is dance. Once again the audience goes crazy. The judges love it and think it was sensational.
10 year old Jake Pratt is a budding comedian. He’s a funny wee chap. Simon thought the comedy routine was great but the singing was rubbish.
Unlike other contestants 17 year old Craig Mansley has been trying to keep his talent a secret as his parents thought it was only something girls do. He’s a baton twirler. They like him and think he’s fantastic and think his parents would have been extremely proud of them.