Britain's Got Talent: Dylan Byrd (16) from Cavan impresses everyone but Alesha with his bedroom dancing
Published 09/05/2015 | 20:40
A 16 year old boy from Cavan has made it through from the first round of live shows on Britain's Got Talent.
Dylan Byrd honed his dance skills in his bedroom before taking his first ever flight out of the country to take a shot at Britain's Got Talent.
“I live in a little village in the countryside. I live at home with a big family as I have eight brothers and sisters," he said prior to his performance.
"Today was my first day leaving Ireland. It was my first day on a plane as well. I was terrified. Today, I’m going to pretend nobody is there, I am in my room, and nobody is watching. It means everything to me to be here today."
His efforts impressed everyone except judge Alesha Dixon who buzzed before he had finished performing and said it "just wasn't up to the standard" she expected for the show.
However, fellow judge David Walliams said it was "brilliant" while Amanda Holden and Simon Cowell were also inspired to give him a 'yes' each, sending him through to the next round.
Simon said, “I think the thing is, Dylan, I do find a lot of dance acts quite boring. I think you were great and fun. I don’t understand why Alesha didn’t get you”.
The audience also rose to their feet in support of Dylan.
Another act who made a massive impact on the show was Russian Vladimir Georgievsky from Swansea who said he bought a trampoline for the back garden for his sons before he wowed the audience and judges with an old school, slapstick physical comedy trampolining act.
Unlike Dylan, dance troupe Entity "absolutely smashed it" according to Aleesha Dixon. Simon said he "loved it" and Amanda agreed it was Brilliant.
Another dance act to prompt the judges to rise to their feet was UDI, a nine-piece act from Siberia, who run a dance school for underprivileged children.
Their act unfolded in darkness while they performed in fluorescent body suits and it stunned both the audience and judges. Their motivation for entering the competition is the hope that a win will enable them to build a school.
Former policeman Aaron Carty gave his gran a bit of a surprise when he strutted out on stage in heels dressed as Beyonce and danced to a medley of her hits with some twerking backing dancers.
Singer Alison Jiear (49) rose the roof at the end of the show with her powerful rendition of 'You'll Never Walk Alone', a performance which Simon said was probably the best performance they've ever had on the show.
Alison reveals she had been working as a backing singer and lending her voice to commercials including one for Cheese Strings for 30 years.