Schoolgirl Beau Dermott storms into Britain's Got Talent final with amazing performance
Schoolgirl singer Beau Dermott has stormed into the final of Britain's Got Talent after winning the public vote.
Hosts Ant and Dec congratulated the overwhelmed 12-year-old from Widnes who could not speak at first due to her excitement.
Judges Simon Cowell, David Walliams, Alesha Dixon and Amanda Holden had to choose between dance acts Tumar KR and Balance Unity, real name Taylor Goodridge, for the remaining place in Saturday's final.
The vote from TV mogul Cowell was not needed as the three other panellists opted for Balance Unity.
Beau, who was Holden's Golden Buzzer act, stunned in the auditions with her rendition of Defying Gravity from the hit musical Wicked.
For Wednesday's fourth semi-final, she sang Someone Like You from the musical Jekyll & Hyde and won a standing ovation.
The youngster's mother Karen Dermott joined her on stage and beamed with pride as Beau talked about her excitement for Saturday night's grand final.
"I'm so proud of you," Holden told the schoolgirl.
Earlier, during his critique of her performance, Cowell said people like Beau were the reason Britain's Got Talent exists.
He added that in years from now, they would all look back at this moment as the one they discovered a star.
Balance Unity performed a routine which combined streetdance moves with a little comedy.
"I'm not sure you needed everyone else on the stage because you're such a star on your own," Walliams said.
Tumar KR, a robotic dance group from Kyrgyzstan, are Omurzakov, 25, Amazamt, 25, Salamt, 25, and Baiaman, 19.
Gracious in defeat, their routine had been Inspired by Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.
One member of the self-taught quartet played the role of the monster and demonstrated just how far he can contort his body.
As the audience shrieked, he twisted his frame into positions that made the judges put their hands over their mouths and eyes.
Dance group Bespoke Candi finished in ninth place.
They wore costumes inspired by The Flintstones but even their dancing dinosaur could not save them from being buzzed by every judge save Cowell.
"The dinosaur is cute but the act is terrible," said Dixon.
Bollywest Fusion opened the show but finished in eighth position.
They performed a high-tempo routine blending Bollywood moves and contemporary dancing.
Walliams said: "It was a feast for the eyes."
Cabaret singer Danny Beard from Liverpool was seventh.
His rendition of Holding Out For A Hero by Bonnie Tyler did not bowl over all the judges.
Cowell hit his buzzer and during the critique that followed, he told the singer: "I thought it was pointless, I've got to be honest with you."
A visibly upset Beard swiftly exited the stage.
Magician Christian Lee was sixth and even utilising Walliams's services could not conjure up a place in the final.
The Collaborative Orchestra and Singers ended up in fifth place with their performance of Hey Jude by The Beatles.
Rounding off the semi-finalists in Wednesday's show, Vox Fortura finished the night in fourth place.
The quartet, comprised of two black Americans and two black English vocalists, tackled Heroes by the late David Bowie and won a rapturous reception.
Dixon said: "Four, sexy chocolate men, polished to perfection. That was sensational."
The winner of the ITV show, now in its 10th series, will take the stage at the Royal Variety Performance and win a £250,000 prize.