Magician Richard Jones and Boogie Storm have made it through to the grand final of Britain’s Got Talent 2016 after topping the vote in tonight’s third semi-final.
After almost 1.5million votes were cast, the public’s choice was Richard Jones – leaving the judges to decide between second and third place acts Boogie Storm and Jack.
Tonight Simon Cowell voted first, backing his Golden Buzzer act Boogie Storm – although he said it was the “oddest situation I’ve ever been in on this show”.
Amanda Holden also backed Boogie Storm, while David Walliams gave his vote to Jack.
Admitting that she didn’t want to make the final decision, Alesha Dixon decided to revert to the public vote by siding with Jack – and hosts Ant and Dec announced that Boogie Storm
The full results leaderboard was as follows:
Britain’s Got Talent semi-final three results
- Richard Jones
- Boogie Storm
- Jack Higgins
- Josh Curnow
- Morgan Connie Smith
- Vadik and the Bear
- Khronos Agoria
- Zyrah Rose
- Flying Bebop
Richard was among the most popular acts of the night after featuring Amanda’s autobiography in a new trick. “People will be rushing to Poundland tomorrow to pick up a copy,” David joked.
Singer Morgan was told by Simon that she’d gone from being “forgettable” to “the best solo singer we’ve had so far”, and Alesha said she loved musician Josh’s “super-strong, gravelly” voice.
The dancers also performed strongly, with Khronos Agoria being described as “electric, dramatic and intense” by David, while Amanda loved the “playfulness” of Flying Bebop’s drone display.
The judges grudgingly praised Simon’s Golden Buzzer act Boogie Storm, but Alesha urged him not to “get too carried away” when he suggested they’d win.
Jack closed the show with an emotional ballet routine that put his bullies to shame. “You are the real life Billy Elliot. There’s something really special about you,” David reacted.
Girl group Zyrah Rose fared worse, with Simon saying they had a “slight image issue that makes you look untouchable” – while Alesha buzzed Vadik and the Bear, describing them as her “least favourite act ever”.
There are now six acts in the line-up for the Britain’s Got Talent 2016 final, with Richard Jones and Boogie Storm joining 100 Voices of Gospel, Alex Magala, Mel and Jamie and Wayne Woodward.
Six more will make the cut, including two wildcards – one chosen by the judges, and one by viewers from all of the losing top three acts.
Balance Unity, Bespoke Candi, Bollywest Fusion, Christian Lee, The Collaborative Orchestra & Singers, Danny Beard, Tumar KR, Vox Fortura and Amanda’s Golden Buzzer act Beau Dermott will compete in the fourth semi-final tomorrow night at 7.30pm on ITV.