Audience members from the audition stages of Britain’s Got Talent have spoken out after viewers spotted an ‘error’ in the show’s latest ‘rule breaker’. The ITV talent favorite was back on the small screen on Saturday night (20 May) and after ‘before’ last weekend’s episode, it appears Simon Cowell didn’t want to be left out.
Former Strictly Come Dancing star Bruno Tonioli caused drama and surprised viewers when he claimed a second golden buzzer act ahead of the live semi-final after Simon joked that “he could be fired”. He pressed his buzzer for singer Gamal John, who performed It’s a Man’s Man’s World by James Brown.
As the audience chanted to press the golden buzzer, hosts Ant McPartlin and Dec Donnelly made it clear that they could not as there was no one left who was already pressing them for other acts.
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But new judge Bruno, who was not familiar with the rules, erred on the side of caution and pressed his golden buzzer for the second time in this series, becoming the first judge on the show to receive two golden buzzer acts. “I have to do this,” she shouted, leaping between Alisha Dixon and Amanda Holden.
Gamal was able to keep his place in the live shows, however, he was not covered in golden confetti like the other recipients of the buzzer, as they were all used up. But upon finding some confetti cannons backstage, Ant and Dec soon come off stage and water Jamal and his son.
And that’s why BGT fans think they noticed a ‘flaw’ on Saturday night (May 20). Hosts Ant and Dec are left speechless as Simon breaks his own rules. For the final performance of the episode, a dance group named Unity is made up of members from Up and Down Country.
During their routine, the group shared many of their personal stories and experiences about what it has been like to grow up outside of societal norms. After an incredible performance, Bruno said it was “simply fantastic” as Simon admitted it was an “audition he will never forget”.
It was at this point that the crowd started chanting the ‘golden buzzer’, after which Simon confessed: “We haven’t had a golden buzzer yet, but sometimes I guess you gotta break the rules “
The judges proudly rose from their seats and slammed the golden buzzer, gold confetti rained down on the performers and the audience erupted in joy. December then cheekily asked: “What’s up? Have we got another one now?” As the ant laughed: “I hope so!”
When some people complained about the use of additional buzzers in the series, an audience member shared the ‘truth’. @ItsCloeMoe said: “Yeah Ekta, we viewers were not told there was no golden buzzer left and it was so unexpected they had to redo the golden buzzer as they weren’t recording #BGT.”
This with @shannonconnor1x tweeting after some error: “@BGT if you had no golden buzzers left, why was the gold paper ready to fall? #bgt #britainsgottalent.” @jamie_pragnell asked: “So How come you? ‘Suddenly’ Confetti was there but Bruno wasn’t last week?”
@TheWorldOfOlly posted: “So. Is it just me that thinks when @BGT has no golden buzzers left, they definitely won’t be pouring golden confetti. Although when it was an ‘unexpected’ golden buzzer the confetti Was waiting and ready, when it wasn’t last week?? Hmmm.. #BGT.” @sofelder24 said: “When Bruno pressed his second golden buzzer (obvi unplanned) there was no confetti. This group has now got another golden buzzer that shouldn’t have even been allowed and confetti falls from heaven. #bgt #britainsgottalent.”