BRITAIN’S Got Talent’s 40 semi finalists were revealed tonight as the judges brutally ditched 160 acts.
Simon Cowell, David Walliams, Alesha Dixon and Amanda Holden made and broke dreams as they whittled down the 200 contestants.
The foursome meant business as they put on their power suits and reflected on the successful acts from the audition stage earlier in the year.
The eventual show winner will take home a life-changing £250,000 plus a coveted role on The Royal Variety Performance.
It’s been a chaotic year for the show, with the final originally planned for May.
But the coronavirus pandemic put a spanner in the works – delaying the grand final until October.
The competition will continue with the first of five pre-recorded semi-finals next Saturday at 8pm.
Simon gave his golden buzzer to 12-year-old singer Fayth Ifel.
Fayth is from Swindon and started singing when she was eight years old.
Her cover of Tina Turner’s Proud Mary wowed the both audiences and the judges.
Jon Courtenay is a comedy musician from Manchester and won Ant & Dec’s golden button choice.
In his audition, Jon performed a hilarious song he had written about auditioning for Britain’s Got Talent and his family.
Jon received a standing ovation from the audience.
Choir Sign Along With Us was David Walliam’s choice.
The signing choir from Manchester is made up of 37 children and 28 adults.
They performed a heartwarming cover of This is Me from The Greatest Showman.
Alesha Dixon gave her golden buzzer to Nabil Abdulrashid.
Nabil is a comedian from Croydon.
After his stand-up comedy routine impressed the judges, Alesha called him ‘a breath of fresh air.’
Amanda Holden gave her golden buzzer to Honey and Sammy.
Honey, 14, and Sammy, 43 are a mother-daughter singingduo from Essex.
They performed Freya Ridings’ Lost Without You at their first audition and after a rocky start, the pair wowed the judges.