Saturday 21 October 2017

Britain’s Got Talent: Singer Sam Kelly and dancers Nu Sxool reach finals

Neil Lancefield

SINGER Sam Kelly and Welsh dance group Nu Sxool have become the latest two acts to win a place in the Britain's Got Talent final.

The 19-year-old student from Norfolk received the most votes from the public last night for his version of Iris by Goo Goo Dolls.



"I literally can't believe it. I didn't expect to get this far," he said after the result was announced.



"I can't believe people spent their money voting for me."



Alesha Dixon said there was "a lovely sensitivity" in the way Kelly sang, telling him: "I think girls are just going to fall in love with you."



Judge Simon Cowell left singer Malaki Paul in tears after giving his deciding vote to Nu Sxool instead of the nine-year-old singer.



Cowell said he made his decision on what he thought was "the best performance on the night".



David Walliams, who also voted for the dancers from Port Talbot, described it as "such a hard choice" and said both acts were "completely adorable".



He said he opted for Nu Sxool because Malaki still had "a long way to go".



Among the acts to miss out on a place in Saturday's final was saucy dancer Beatrix Von Bourbon, who covered up in the face of an Ofcom investigation.



The burlesque dancer drew dozens of complaints when she stripped to knickers, a corset, stockings and nipple tassels during her audition.



But the show's judges described last night's effort as tame after she performed to soulful Beyonce track Fever in a golden camisole top and knickers.



Holden said: "I feel that your first audition was more sexy. Those little cami-knickers are just not the best colour and I just wanted to see more of you basically."



Dixon commented that the performance left her bored.



The tattooed performer peeled off a sleeveless wrap to reveal her underwear, but kept her back to the audience when she went topless.



Regulator Ofcom launched an investigation into her previous routine - broadcast on ITV1 last month - after more than 70 viewers claimed it was unsuitable for a family audience.



First to appear was Spanish-Colombian Chica Latina, who wore a skimpy silver outfit as she sang On the Floor by Jennifer Lopez.



Cowell told her: "There is a wild card spot so there is a chance I will give you one."



Swedish magic duo Brynolf and Ljung then confounded judges by seemingly switching from one side of the stage to the other, and then producing a Harry Potter lookalike.



Walliams said: "None of us have a clue how you did that and I've never seen a trick like that on TV before."



Dixon added: "I actually can't believe it."



Latvian Gatis Kandis' brand of bad comedy also went down well with the judges, with Cowell describing his humour as "so terrible it's fantastic".



Male ballroom dancing pair The Sugar Dandies wore flamboyant blue suits as they performed to I Am What I Am by Gloria Gaynor.



Walliams revealed they were his favourite act of the night and said they were "pure joy".



Dixon said: "I loved the fact that you are who you are and you're proud to be who you are".



As usual, Cowell will use the final to feature other stars on his books, and Stephen Mulhern, presenter of a Britain's Got Talent spin-off show in ITV2, hinted on This Morning that Susan Boyle could be set to perform on Saturday.



The final semi-final will take place tonight.



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