Britain’s Got Talent review: Meet Kerr James, Jonathan Goodwin; Susan Boyle returns!

BGTTonight, Britain’s Got Talent is back with its second audition show of the season, and that means more opportunities for comedy, emotional performances, and also David Walliams being ridiculous. Basically, it’s everything that we could ever hope to expect within a television program.


Within this article, we’re going to do our best to give you some LIVE impressions of all of the notable acts throughout the episode. Be sure to refresh throughout, since you don’t want to miss any of what we’ve got to say. If you want more Britain’s Got Talent coverage after the fact, we also have a video discussion at the bottom of this article. If you want more, remember to subscribe to CarterMatt on YouTube!

Interestingly, tonight started with a performance from Susan Boyle! At first, we thought that this was just old footage from her performance on America’s Got Talent: The Champions, but she actually came back to do a ten-year anniversary performance of “I Dreamed a Dream” for the judges and the audience. It was every bit as lovely and powerful as you’d remember.

Now, let’s get to the actual performers…

Gonzo – He claimed that he was going to be the next Susan Boyle, when instead he was just some sort of odd tambourine master who could strut around the stage and play his instrument with the best of them. We have no idea what it is that we watched, but he was into it and so were the judges.

Kerr James – He’s just a 12-year old from Glasgow, but when he performs you get a clear sense that his dream of being the next Freddie Mercury is not completely crazy. He comes alive when he sings and he legitimately has stage presence and energy … let alone a really cool-sounding voice. He sings so much older than he is.

– This is apparently this act’s name. It’s strange and really all about connectivity — we saw through them that people can be connected in ways they never felt possible. We saw this tonight through a touching little routine involving Ant and Dec. We’re sure that there a reason how these two were matched up so perfectly to feel and be on the same wavelength, but we really don’t care. It’s more about creating an experience.

Guy First – We really were expecting something great from this guy, and then he decided to play popular music using fart noises with his hands. He moved on tonight and we have no real idea why — other than his charisma.

Jonathan Goodwin – Quite possibly one of the nuttiest escape artist stunts that we’ve ever seen. Not only was the guy in a straight jacket suspended in the air, but he was also on fire for much of it. He was able to set himself free and then beyond that, use the fire extinguisher on himself. Anyone willing to do something like this deserves all the credit in the world.

Sheila Simmons – This was … something. Sheila’s song was basically her name alongside “busy lady.” We understand the charisma that she had and the sense of personality Sheila brought, but the lyrics weren’t exactly altogether creative.

Kojo Anim – He’s a brilliantly funny man who’s spent a lot of time helping to mentor some other people within the comedy world and now, he’s ready to claim a piece of the comedy crown for himself. He was brilliant … so much so that he got the Golden Buzzer! Read more about him over at the link here.

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