Viewers of Furious Britain’s Got Talent have refused to watch the rest of the series after the “best” act didn’t show up. the ITV talent show returned to screens on Tuesday night (May 31) for the second of five semi-final live shows.
The episode began with a montage showing hosts Ant and Dec going back in time in a Back to the Future-style video filmed outside the Hammersmith Apollo, where this Sunday’s semi-final shows and grand final are taking place.
In the opening sequence, the cast of the stage production introduced the Geordie duo before announcing that the show would later return to the show to perform. . Among the acts taking the stage were school comedian Dante Marvin, the Armed Forces Voices Boys Choir and nine-year-old magician Ryland Petty.
Also on the bill were ranger Chris and escape artist Andrew Basso and the second show was kicked off by Amber and the dancing collies. But after all the performances, it was the impressionist Ben Nickless and the musical duo Flintz and Taylor, who quickly made it to the semi-final with Alesha Dixon’s golden buzzer, who made it to the BGT final.
They will be joined by busker Maxwell Thorpe and 13-year-old ventriloquist Jamie Leahey for one last performance in a bid to win £250,000, as well as a place in this year’s Royal Variety Performance.
However, the decision was not welcomed by all ITV viewers with some threatening to stop watching the show after Amber and her talented puppies failed to make it to the next stage.
@donna__evans5873 said: “What a mess tonight was… the dogs were the best by far… I thought the impressionist was rubbish… so disappointed… won’t watch again.” @connors_version echoed: “I’m not watching this now, the impressionist wasn’t the best, and the most deserving acts were robbed of a spot.”
@issibel28 wrote: “That’s it…no more bgt for me. The dogs performance was the best ever and as usual they pick poorly.” @hannahoconnell.xo argued: “Sorry but Amber and her amazing talent with her dogs deserved to go through, all the acts were really good but she has talent beyond talent and deserves a final spot.”
@loisbirkinshaw said: “I can’t understand how someone who trains their dogs so well doesn’t make it to the finals.” @swizzlethatch raged: “The dog act was the best act what a solution you wanted talent and those dogs were pure talent you ruined bgt #BGT.”
And it was Simon Cowell who got the blame after choosing the musical duet over the dancing dogs. @RedknapLisa said: “I can’t forgive you for that Simon. Yeah the boys are good but come on. As a collie owner the work and commitment it takes to train a dog is very smart and happy. Different kind .Very disappointed for you… #BGT.”
@15mel03 commented: “Best act of the night on #bgt, and what Simon was talking about, saying better with a dog, I thought that was awesome.” @sadie_kime tweeted: “#BGT fix it! Amber and her beautiful dogs totally deserved the thumbs up! Simon’s lame excuse that he should have kept a dog when for years he has said more is better… say A word to yourself mate!”
Amber, 25, performed an incredible pirate-themed dance routine alongside her two border collies, Nymeria and Ruby. They performed to the tune of Pirates of the Caribbean as the two dogs wowed the crowd, the judges and those watching at home with their tricks.