In just a matter of hours, the first Britain’s Got Talent live show is here and with that comes a reason for tremendous excitement. Eight acts are taking the stage, with the primary hope here being that we’ll see some of the best and craziest of what this country has to offer. We’ve got in this first heat of contenders dancers, an impressionist, a danger act, a quality singer, multiple Golden Buzzer winners, and more.
But who is actually the most qualified of moving forward? We’ve got for you below our pre-show ranking for all eight of tonight’s contenders; be sure to check back later for more thoughts on both the performers and the results.
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8. Akshat Singh – He got a Golden Buzzer for his first performance, but along the way viewers criticized the panel for the choice and felt as though he was too much of a feel-good story and not enough of an earth-shattering talent. This could rear its head again.
7. Tony Rudd – He’s fun for what he is — an impressionist who uses a lot of household props. He’s amusing, but you can’t quite say that what he does is so shockingly brilliant that he’s going to be able to move to the next round doing it.
6. KNE – They had a solid audition and we like a good bit of what they have to offer. We just wonder if they are either unique or daring enough to actually emerge as the winners of this show — or even the winners of this round.
5. Rosie & Adam – A great skating duo, sure, but can they rise to the occasion and deliver something different from the audition? This is going to be what pushes them to new heights moving into the next round. These acts often have a hard time dealing with the quick eliminations on this show.
4. The Haunting – We love the idea and the creepiness of this act, especially since there’s virtually nothing else quite like it. It is at its core a magic act and those are popular, but our primary concern with this one, in particular, is that it may be too scary for some viewers.
3. Flakefleet Primary School Choir – We don’t think necessarily that they are altogether super-talented, but they provide something else viewers really court on a show like this — heart. They’ve got that in spades, perhaps more than almost any other act you’re going to see through the competition.
2. Dave & Finn – They’ve got just about everything that a success Britain’s Got Talent act needs, whether it be a great talent (magic) but then also an incredible story to go along with it. Also, how many magic/dog act hybrids are there out there? Not many.
1. Brian Gilligan – He’s one of the best pure singers in the competition, and we already know that viewers have a tendency to really vote hard for singers to make it through to the final. Why would we assume something different would happen here?
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