This year, the Britain’s Got Talent finale seems to be made up of more variety acts than we can ever remember. There are illusionists, magicians, musicians, dance troupes and comedians all vying it out for a spot at the Royal Variety Performance along with the £250,000 grand prize, but when all is said and done, only one can come out on top. So who’s made it through to the 2017 finale? Here are 10 of the 11 finalists…
Having left the entire audience scared during their first audition, even changing clothes in the middle of it without anybody noticing, this mind-reading duo once again defied reality with an incredible semi-final performance. Winning the hearts of the viewing public, we can’t wait to see what they’ve got up their sleeves for tonight’s show. It’s going to have to be massively impressive to top what they’ve done prior.
Kyle is a great singer, but we’re not convinced the Adele track he took on during his semi-final performance was the best fit. Hopefully for tonight’s performance, the David Walliams Golden Buzzer-winning act will pick something a bit more exciting to fully explore and showcase his vocal range.
A child magician has never really taken off when it comes to BGT, as far as from what we can remember. Issy Simpson is the exception, and she always manages to impress with her mind-bending displays. Though we had a magician win the entire show last year, we think Issy could go all the way. She’s got a great stage presence and charisma, and hopefully the stories about her grandfather being ex-staff on BGT won’t harm her chances.
Another magician! But this time, with a slice of comedy… Matt Edwards is Ant and Dec’s Golden Buzzer act, and will be hoping to not only shock but make the judges and viewing audiences laugh during his performance tonight. Admitting he has “something special” planned, we can’t wait to see what’s coming up next.
This pianist took huge hit songs from the likes of Swedish House Mafia and Rihanna for his semi-final performance, bringing a brand new spin to the tracks and impressing the audience so much that he managed to rake in the most votes on the night. His talent is undeniable, but with such a niche skill, will he be able to bring home the win when all is said and done?
He’s split the public with his cheeky ways, but a young insult comic is exactly what the world needs when there is so much disaster and destruction going on in the news. It’s exciting to see somebody so little go against the grain and hit the judges where it hurts, because you know it’s all in good faith. He’s probably actually a very nice little guy, but when he’s on stage he scares everybody with his quick wit!
These senior citizens from South Yorkshire proved that they’re not your usual pair of crooners, instead taking on a One Direction song during their semi-final performance. Having belted out classic hits for half a decade, the two have impressed judges since their BGT debut, with Simon Cowell even comparing them to Ant and Dec. We’re sure the guys are thrilled…
As Alesha Dixon’s Golden Buzzer act, MerseyGirls are one of the favourites to win tonight’s grand finale. The dance troupe includes 15-year-old Julia Carlile, who suffers from scoliosis and needs to travel to the US to correct a curve in her spine. This story already has a happy ending, as Simon Cowell has said he’ll pay for Julia’s surgery even if she doesn’t win the show.
This stand-up comic isn’t afraid to poke fun at himself, which judge Amanda Holden loved so much, she gave him the Golden Buzzer during his original audition. Straight through to the semis thanks to Amanda, he impressed audiences across the UK once more with a second routine, gaining the most votes in the final semi-final of the week. Bookmakers now think Daliso could win the entire competition, slashing his odds from 12/1 to make him the new favourite.
Missing People Choir
In one of the most moving auditions this year, the Missing People Choir came together to sing whilst pictures of their loved ones who some haven’t seen for many years were flashed behind them. Judge Simon Cowell said the choir have been “very emotional”, adding: “They’ve got a shot at winning, I think. I remember on the day thinking that it was special.”
Of course, what viewers have to remember is that the judges will also be deciding on a Wildcard act to bring back for the live final; so somebody who didn’t make it through on the public vote could still come and snatch the whole competition right from under the noses of the 10 current finalists!
Originally scheduled to conclude tomorrow night (June 4), the Britain’s Got Talent 2017 finale will now air on ITV from 7.30pm tonight, Saturday June 3.