Britain’s Got Talent

The first two acts have been voted through the Britain’s Got Talent final.

Gymnasts Spellbound and dancer Tobias Mead will be among those contesting Saturday’s finale after winning over the public and the judges.

Spellbound were took out the public voting with their performance which garnered high praise from judges Piers Morgan, Amanda Holden and Simon Cowell.

Meanwhile, Tobias Mead was the unanimous choice by the three judges to go through to the final ahead of young singer Olivia Archbold.

While Archbold was praised for her vocals, the judges saw more in Mead’s “innovative” performance and put him straight through.

The second BGT semi final kicks off on Tuesday night at 7.30pm on ITV1.

Source: Digital Spy

American Idol judge and producer Simon Cowell will be honoured at the BAFTA TV Awards next week for his contribution to television.

The respected producer, who is also the driving force behind Britain’s Got Talent and The X-Factor, will receive a special BAFTA award for his role in developing entertainment talent.

The chairman of the BAFTA TV committee John Willis praised the 50-year-old producer, labelling him “one of the most brilliant entertainment producers of our time”.

Previous recipients of special awards have been director Paul Greengrass and BBC drama chief jane Tranter.

Cowell, who is also set to be handed an International Emmy award later this year, will receive the award at the June 6 ceremony held in London.

Source: THR

Is BGT irresponsible for encouraging dangerous routine?

There are of course any number of acts on BGT that are dangerous, if only because they face being slapped by me if I ever see them, but dance group Spelbound are about to perform what’s being dubbed as, “the most dangerous act ever seen” on the show.

Apparently, they’re going to balance on each other’s heads in tonight’s show, until they’ve created a human pyramid.

Leader of the dance troupe, Alex Uttley, 24, told The Sun, “We’re the most dangerous act they’ve ever had.

“If it goes wrong we’re talking broken bones.”

Not to mention fractured skulls, broken necks, broken backs…

It seems that the show’s bosses have ordered in extra thick crash mats and will have doctors waiting in the wings when the act performs tonight.

Alex added, “We love taking risks. People will be covering their eyes because they can’t bear to watch.

“We’ve got new stuff in there we’ve not tried before, which is scary.

“Yesterday during rehearsals they were amazed, but they’ve given us thicker mats so we’re covered for health and safety.

“But if any of the moves went wrong it would still be disastrous. The stage was a bit smaller than we thought too.

“We’ve had a few falls but we bounce back and get back up. There’s loads that could go wrong.”

And I’m sure over the next few weeks, if the group do well, there’ll be reports of kids copying them and ending up in hospital…

So what do you think? Should they be stopped from performing the routine or not?

Kieran Gaffney


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