added: 29 Apr 2012 // by: Dean Midas Maynard
Turning on to watch last night's audition show, you may have already chosen your favourites, the ones that you would want to watch again, the acts that you are routing for. Then it may seem, BGT have been saving some of the best till last. They throw in a few more big...well little, big contenders.
First up this week, was the amusing and likeable organ player, Graham Blackledge from Preston.
Organ playing aside, Graham has that unique quality of being funny without really doing a lot, or perhaps even realising that he is being funny. While introducing himself, before even starting to play, the audience had warmed to him and his quirky personality.
Once the organ started to play, his talent shone out. Great musician, but I do slightly agree with judge David, when he asked Graham if he had ever thought of doing stand up comedy.
As he walked successfully away from the stage, after getting through, he asked his partner if he had embarrassed her...far from it mate, far from it.
A montage of acts followed, with a group of students aged 9-14 called Nu Sxool being the stand out. So did they teach us a dance lesson?
They were very good and Simon called them the St. Trinian's of dance.
Another act in the montage that I would like to see more of is Be Minor (or Be Pop as they are now called). The four young girl singers have something about them and I really hope they get through to the semi finals. I think they are ones to watch, and the judges agreed with me by calling them "the best girl group we have seen so far"
Good luck girls.
Young singer Molly Rainford kept the high standard going with a phenomenal version of Jennifer Hudson's 'One Night Only'
Alesha called her "little Mariah Carey" and David said she was "faultless"
Molly sailed through to the next round and if she is this good at just 11, imagine her in a few years. Awesome.
The rest of the show was a selection of acts, some mildly memorable, some a little bit painful...., including the scary Geisha Davis who doesn't have a 'ghost' of a chance of winning.
Last up and the star of the show, was nine year old, Malakai Paul from North London.
There was a glitch when he started crying half way through his song and had to stop, but a combination of his mum and Alesha Dixon, soon got him back on track and a star was born.
The audience, judges, public and me included all loved him and if he can combat the nerves, then a place in the final surely beckons.
The judges summed up his performance with four words...you are a star.
The semi final acts will be picked next Saturday, with the first live show airing at 8pm on Sunday....Good luck everyone
Right, I'm off to see if Be Pop need a fifth singer...