The Britain’s Got Talent 2020 finalists are revealed! Top 40 acts include a unicyclist, a ‘coven’, a contortionist and a keyboard-playing T-Rex… as the series returns after 4 months on hold amid the COVID-19 crisis
The final 40 Britain’s Got Talent acts have been unveiled, after viewers were forced to wait an unusually lengthy four months to find out who was through to the 2020 semi-finals.
Acts through to the final 40 include an American unicyclist, a frightening dance troupe called The Coven, a trio of hunky string musicians, a ‘sexy Doctor Who’ magic act and a keyboard-playing Tyrannosaurus Rex.
The series was ground to a halt this year thanks to the COVID-19 outbreak, which put a stop to TV and film production across the UK – and the rest of the world.
The results are in: The final 40 Britain’s Got Talent acts have been unveiled, after viewers were forced to wait an unusually lengthy four months to find out who was through to the 2020 semi-finals [Dario Grappeggia are pictured]
This meant the BGT auditions were filmed, but the series had to stop there, back in the spring.
The auditions were aired from April-May, having been shot in the earlier months of 2020, but production was shut down as the UK went into lockdown in March.
This meant crowds could not gather for the live shows, the judges and hosts – Simon Cowell, Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden, David Walliams, and Ant & Dec – were sent into lockdown, the crew packed up, and the contestants were sent home.
While normally the show airs its live finals and has crowned a winner by the start of the summer, 2020’s series of BGT has been on ice for months.
Through: Acts through to the final 40 include an American unicyclist, a frightening dance troupe called The Coven [pictured], a trio of hunky string musicians, a ‘sexy Doctor Who’ magic act and a keyboard-playing Tyrannosaurus Rex
Debate: After bickering about keyboard-playing dinosaurs and terrifying contortion acts, the judges called each of the auditionees and told them who’d made the cut [pictured L-R are David Walliams, Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden and Simon Cowell]
Now, however, as production on TV shows begins to adapt in order to resume, the series has continued filming, and those eagerly awaiting news on whether they have made the finals have been told.
On Sunday, ITV aired the first episode in the series reboot, which saw the judges select their favourite acts to go through.
After bickering about keyboard-playing dinosaurs and terrifying contortion acts, the judges called each of the auditionees and told them who’d made the cut.
Bickering: Simon and David came to blows over several of the acts as they chose their top 40
Decisions: The show will continue through September and October and will follow the finalists as they’re whittled down, show-by-show
The show will continue through September and October and will follow the finalists as they’re whittled down, show-by-show.
Simon, however, will not appear, as he has since broken his back over the summer.
The head judge is being replaced for the remainder of the series by Ashley Banjo, a former winner of BGT and now a TV personality, Dancing On Ice judge and star of dance troupe Diversity.
BRITAIN’S GOT TALENT 2020: THE FINAL 40
GOLDEN BUZZER ACTS:
L-R: Fayth Ifil, a singing schoolgirl from Swindon. Fayth was Simon’s choice; Honey and Sammy, a mother/daughter singing duo from Essex. They were selected by Amanda
Sign Along With Us: This choir from Manchester were Golden Buzzed by David
L-R: Nabil Abdulrashid is a stand-up and was Alesha’s Golden Buzzer act; Jon Courtenay, a comedy musician from Manchester and a dad-of-two. He was chosen by hosts Ant and Dec
THE REST OF THE SEMI-FINALISTS:
The Coven: A dance act from across the UK
Urban Turtles: A dance troop from South London
Belinda Davids: A singer from Cape Town, South Africa
Aaron & Jasmine: A dancing duo from London
Wesley Williams: A unicyclist from Florida, USA
Bhim Niroula: A singer from Reading
Class Dynamix: A choir from Leeds
Sirine Jahangir: A singer from London
Amanda & Miracle: A magic act from Inverness, Scotland
Allan Finnegan: A vicar and comedian from Liverpool
Dario Grappeggia: A singing variety act
Crissy Lee: A drummer from Colchester
Kevin Quantum: A danger magic act from Edinburgh
Magical Bones: A magician from London
Katherine & Joe O’Malley: A singing/dancing duo from Salford
X1X Crew: A dance troop from Mumbai, India
Jasper Cherry: A young magician from Lancashire
Chinieke! Junior Orchestra: An orchestra from London
Yakub: A dancer from Stratford upon Avon
Aidan McCann: A young magician from Ireland
Papi Flex: A contortionist from Brussels, Belgium
Beth Porch: A musician from London
Billy & Chantelle: A dancing duo from Birmingham
Shalom Chorale: A choir from across the UK
Steve Royle: A comedian from Manchester
Soldiers Of Swing: A singing duo from Sheffield
Damien O’Brien: A magician from London
Hakan Berg: A comedy magician from Stockholm
Imen Siar: A singer from Croydon
Myra Dubois: A comedian from London
James Stott: A danger magic act from Yorkshire
James & Dylan Piper: A father/son magic duo from South Wales
Souparnika Nair: A young singer from Bury St Edmunds
Ember Trio: Musicians from London
SOS From The Kids: A choir of schoolchildren from Hampshire
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