‘Britain’s Got Talent’ Auditions – Week 3
As Britain’s Got Talent return for its third week of auditions shows, we’re back with our weekly recap.
Highlights from this evening’s twenty one performances include 50-year-old dinner lady and cleaner Linda Hewitt, 11-year-old Asanda Jezile, international circus performer Yusura and 22-year-old bricklayer Robbie Kennedy.
Here’s the full run-down on tonight’s auditionees, and the judges comments:
Steven is a 52-year-old part-time artist from Kent.
David Walliams: “It was uncanny how unlike all those people you were.”
Simon Cowell: “I’ve got to be honest with you Steven. Your wigs are like animals. They’re the worst wigs.”
Steven [To Simon]: “You can talk.”
Linda is a 50-year-old dinner lady and cleaner from Essex.
Simon Cowell: “We’re going to go to a vote. Linda. Linda. Linda. Linda. Linda. LINDA!!!”
David Walliams: “Well for fighting spirit you win. [To Simon] That’s your new catchphrase… LINDA.”
Simon Cowell: “What was her name again?”
Hasta La Pasta, which translates as Mattress Circus, are a group of circus performers from London.
Simon Cowell: “I hate clowns.”
Hasta La Pasta: “We hate judges.”
Asanda is an 11-year-old school girl from London.
Alesha Dixon: “I cannot believe my eyes. You know, when you are on the money your voice is incredible. I can hear you on a record already and you’re 11 years old. You were like a little diamond. I’m lost for words.”
Amanda Holden: “I mean I kept laughing because it’s just ridiculous. And you’ve got all the moves and the little glances.”
Simon Cowell: “Asanda, you know I’ve never seen anyone who’s got such amazing stage presence for an 11 year old. I mean seriously, seriously good. And you have the best smile I have ever seen.”
David Walliams: “It was phenomenal. I’m going to say yes.”
Marcus (32) and Lisa (24) are a married couple from Stoke, and they have a dog called Johnny Cash.
Simon Cowell: “I think you’ve got this completely wrong. Maybe at a push a holiday camp.”
Marcus: “I disagree with that Simon, definitely.”
Simon Cowell: “Most people do when they’re told no.”
Amanda Holden: “That was so terrible.”
Bill is a 53-year-old Scottish line dancing instructor from Warwick.
Simon Cowell: “It’s four no’s but thank you.”
Luminites are a band from London.
Alesha Dixon: “Well, you’re a ready-made band. You’re fresh. I love the blend and the chemistry between you. You are solid, the beat boxing is wicked. Your voice is beautiful.”
Amanda Holden: “Lumities, it was amazing. It feels unique and the harmonies, perfect. It was absolutely a brilliant, brilliant audition.”
David Walliams: “What is there not to like about you. Fantastic song, you’re all brilliant musicians. You’re all very easy on the eye as well, in your own ways. No you’re fantastic, I didn’t mean you so much actually. You’re like ready-made stars.”
Simon Cowell: “The song choice was absolutely genius, genius. Your vocals were outstanding. It’s very cool. By far the best audition we’ve heard today.”
Shirley (53) is a carer, and her son James is a student – they’re both from Birmingham.
David Walliams: “Shall we just put them straight through or do you want to do the comments?”
Simon Cowell: “No, no, we’ve got to go through a process.”
David Walliams: “That was beautiful and thank you for sharing it with us today.”
Amanda Holden: “It’s your face. It’s like Madge from Dame Edna. It never moved.”
Simon Cowell: “It truthfully bought tears to my eyes but for all the wrong reasons. Let me kick this off with a no.”
David Walliams: “What? I thought you were close to your mother, but I think you can’t be, because I think anyone who’s close to their mother would realise the beauty of what we just saw.”
Alesha Dixon: “Well my mum’s my best friend but I’m still saying no.”
David Walliams: “I sort of want to see more of it somehow, because it was so bizarre.”
Heather is a 39-year-old sign language teacher from Leicester.
Simon Cowell :”Heather if I could give you some constructive advice, I would lose the singing from the act.”
Amanda Holden: “You were just bonkers.”
David Walliams: “I thought it was genius. Well I’m going to give it a high kicking yes.”
Ray is a 62-year-old support worker from Huddersfield.
David Walliams: “I love your organ. I love it. I could see you doing a kind of greatest hits of opera… On the final of Britain’s Got Talent.”
Simon Cowell: “Back to planet earth. Alesha?”
Alesha Dixon: “It’s a no.”
Simon Cowell: “I tell you what David, would you like to manage Ray?”
David Walliams: “Yes I would like to manage Ray. Because I would like to end up considerably richer than you.”
The Duelling Pianos are a group of musicians from Leeds.
David Walliams: “It was very moving. Simon you were smiling throughout and tapping your feet and clapping along.”
Simon Cowell: “I wasn’t. Look, it started off sort of ok because I like that piece of music. But then you hit bum notes and then it ended with this ghastly trumpet solo.”
Amanda Holden: “I would like to say that I’ve been a little bit premature and I like to withdraw my buzzer. It was very entertaining, it was funny. You had everybody on their feet at the end.”
Alesha Dixon: “I mean I wasn’t supposed to like you, and I didn’t want to like it at the beginning actually but by the end I kind of love you.”
Simon Cowell: “You’ve gone absolutely, completely..”
David Walliams: “What’s your problem? Do you not know talent when you see it?”
Jack is an unemployed 27-year-old from Carlisle.
Simon Cowell: “It was pointless. If you had more interesting objects then I would have liked it more. Couldn’t you have done animals or something? Like a horse?”
David Walliams: “I’m sorry Jack it’s a no. He could definitely balance things on this chin.”
Simon Cowell: “Who cares? It’s not a dangerous act.”
Yusura is an international circus performer from Bristol.
Simon Cowell: “I thought you were going to swallow it. I think it would have made the act more interesting.”
Amanda Holden: “I wanted more danger and more risk.”
Jaz is a 40-year-old performer from Paris.
Alesha Dixon: “You are good at what you do, and you are entertaining.”
Simon Cowell: “I thought it was clever but I do believe that with an act like this there has to be an element of danger and I don’t think a spoon falling on your head is dangerous enough.”
Amanda Holden: “I think maybe a spade or something, or a toaster?”
Simon Cowell: “A microwave?”
Aaron is a 44-year-old ‘mentalist’ from Belgium.
Producer: “He’s not speaking because his act is very dangerous and he has to be in a certain mental zone beforehand.”
Simon Cowell: “That’s a great act. I love the idea of watching something where there is a possibility that someone actually could actually die, and the fact that it was Ant made it more exciting, I’ve got to be honest with you.”
David Walliams: “I’ve never seen anything like it in my life. We were all on the edge of our seats because we thought this man just could be a nutter.”
Alesha Dixon: “Yeah, that’s why I liked it. I find you really intriguing. Just the way you commanded the stage and your presence alone was exciting. It was dangerous, I was like oh this is great and you were just fantastic. Loved it.”
Amanda Holden: “My heart was like pumping through my ribcage. The suspense and the intrigue and the mystery it was absolutely terrifyingly brilliant.”
Simon Cowell: “Can I ask you a question? If you were to make it to the next stage would you be willing to put David on stage, in that situation, with something slightly smaller than a pineapple?”
Alesha Dixon: “He needs to be in a movie. He looks wicked.
Luke is a 20-year-old student from Sheffield.
Simon Cowell: “I’m not going to remember that in 10 minutes time, that’s the problem.”
Mellissa is a 16-year-old student from Shropshire.
Simon Cowell: “This is the sort of thing I would expect to hear outside a subway station.”
“I’ve literally banned anyone else turning up with a guitar. I can’t listen to anymore. It’s too depressing.”
Simon is an 18-year-old student from Ireland.
Bethan is an 18-year-old from Scotland who works part-time in McDonalds.
Simon Cowell: “If I hear another ‘I’ve been dumped’ song today I’m literally going to throw myself off a bridge.”
Richard is a 24-year-old musician and student from Devon.
Amanda Holden: “You don’t have a girlfriend that’s dumped you and you’re going to sing a song about it do you? Phew.”
Richard: “No, it’s about a girl who went travelling.”
Simon Cowell: “And she didn’t come back?”
Amanda Holden: “So it is a song about a girl who dumped you?”
David Walliams: “You said you’d just off a bridge if another person came on and sung.”
Amanda Holden: “I think we’ve got lots of singing guitar players, singing depressing songs.”
Robbie is a 22-year-old bricklayer from South Wales. Simon stopped him mid-way through his audition and requests he sing another song.
Alesha Dixon: “Robbie, you are so likeable. My heart is pounding. You just knocked me out. You have been blessed with a true gift.”
Amanda Holden: “Robbie your voice is outstanding. You’re 22, where have you been? Do you sing when you work?”
Robbie: “Not proper singing. Just along with the radio just to my dad.”
Amanda Holden: “So do any of your work mates know how talented you are? Well I can’t wait. You are absolutely going to knock them dead when this goes out on the telly. You were brilliant.”
David Walliams: “The contrast between your amazing voice and the acoustic guitar playing worked fantastically. It was really, really stunning and it blew us all away, so well done.”
Simon Cowell: “I’ve got to be honest with you, I wasn’t expecting that. Do you know what Robbie, I think that if you put that record out you would have a number one hit with that song. Loved it.”
“You know what Robbie, the charming thing about you is that you don’t know how good you are. Congratulations. Four yeses.”
Amanda Holden: “What a find!”
Simon Cowell: “When he walked out with the guitar I was out. And then he started singing.”
Watch a trailer for the series below.