It would be fair to say that this year’s golden buzzer acts on Britain’s Got Talent have got viewers talking. The very first a few weeks ago, chosen by Amanda Holden, heard fans cry “dishonestly,” while host Ant and Dec’s choice magician Keiichi Iwasaki was hit with “fix” claims after it was revealed that he appeared in three other shows of the franchise walked around the world.
On the final episode of the ITV talent show on Saturday night (May 14), it was only Alesha Dixon who got to light the confetti cannons for one of the auditions. And she chose musical duo Flintz & Taylor.
Flintz, 22, performed his autobiographical song “Change” while 17-year-old Taylor provided the music on the piano. And it was quite a moment for the couple as not only did they audition for the jury and thousands sat together at the London Palladium, but it was also the first time they met.
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When they took the stage before their audition, the couple revealed that they only met in person on the day of the audition after clicking Instagram during the lockdown. But they had nothing to fear, as their raw performance saw the judges and the public on their feet.
And before hitting the golden buzzer, Alesha told the duo, “Nothing makes me happier than seeing young musicians. You had something to say Flintz, we haven’t had anyone on the show like you before, which is brilliant.” and as she rose from her chair, she added, “And they say in life, ‘Save the best for last!'”
Alesha’s support means the boys are sure to perform in the semi-finals later this month, where it’s up to the public to decide who makes the grand final, alongside four other gold buzz acts, including a Greatest Showman singer and heartwarming dance group Born To Perform.
But BGT viewers soon took to social media to have their say – and Alesha’s choice caused quite a bit of division as they felt like another act was being “robbed” of the quick access to the live shows.
@TinyPurplePug said: “Sorry but that Korean magician got robbed, he should have got the gold buzzer, he was excellent #BGT.” @WoWnut tweeted: “Gold buzzer??? I thought the magician was better but guess what. #BGT.”
@alecstation1 She laughed so hard. That Korean boy was a million times better. #BGT.” @jemmabondc shared: “Not offensive to the hip hop duo, they were great but the Korean magician got robbed of that golden buzzer act #BGT.”
But @akaMrsO wrote: “Well done Alesha, that was definitely worth the golden buzzer. Beautiful boys. #BGT.” @cityzen_96 tweeted: “Now that’s a golden buzzer. Excellent act. Incredibly moving. The 10-second silence after the act showed the whole room was in motion. Great stuff @BGT #bgt.”
@Haleb_4_ever argued: “Tbh, it’s definitely worthy of a golden buzzer, they were brilliant #bgt.” @nataliewhibley8 added: “The two guys just broke it!!! They are going to win, such a strong beautiful message well done guys #BGT.”
Junwoo, 23, from South Korea, performed incredible magic tricks to music with the routine that wowed the four judges — Alesha, Amanda Holden Simon Cowell and David Walliams — and left viewers at home wondering how he did it.
David told him, “You’ve found a whole new way of presenting magic. You just have a real star quality.” While Simon gave the compliment of all the compliments by saying “I think you are brilliant. Your stage presence is sensational. You are one of the best magicians we have seen all year.”