Britain’s Got Talent returned for its 14th series on Saturday night as judges Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon, and David Walliams began the search for the next big act in Britain.
This year, the contestants are competing for that life-changing £250,000 cash prize and a spot at the Royal Variety Performance. Saturday’s launch show featured magic, dog acts, and one inspiring Golden Buzzer.
In case you missed it, here’s a recap of the best and worst auditions from week one.
James and Dylan Piper
The father and son magic act from South Wales wowed the judges as they did a card trick and a mind-reading trick and it involved Simon Cowell his relationship with his son, Eric. It was an emotional performance and you could tell it mean so much to Simon, who gave Eric a kiss following the audition.
The dance crew from India reminded me so much of V. Unbeatable from America’s Got Talent. They performed a high-flying routine that saw them mixing hip hop and jhama styles as they flipped and tumbled through the air. They would earn four yeses from the judges to advance into the next round.
Sign Along With Us
The choir from Manchester is made up of 37 children and 28 adults aged 4-58. They performed a beautiful rendition of The Greatest Showman’s ‘This is Me’ that didn’t leave a dry eye in the house. David was so impressed, he hit his Golden Buzzer and sent them straight into the live semifinals later this year.
The worst act of the night belonged to self-proclaimed “evil genius”. He transformed a machine into Simon but the act was just awful. It was so bad that he got three red X’s from the judges apart from Mr. Cowell.
Britain’s Got Talent airs Saturdays at 8 PM on ITV.