Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions continued on Saturday night with nine more acts from around the world looking to advance to next month’s final. It was the most diverse group of acts yet to take the stage at Wembley.
In case you missed it, here is a recap of the performances as well as the results:
Kicking off the show was Britain’s Got Talent 2016 winner, Richard Jones. The soldier remains the only magician to win the show and he returned on Saturday to defend his title. He performed a trick with the help of the judges that left everyone in tears.
His performance reminded everyone why he won and why the nation fell in love with him from the beginning. He set the tone for the rest of the night.
The winners of Arab’s Got Talent 2019 was up next and they took to the stage to show their culture to the British public. They performed a magical routine and every single move was on point. They showed why they won in their country but I will say it left me wanting more.
DJ Arch Jnr
The seven-year-old was the winner of South Africa’s Got Talent season six. The pint-sized DJ took to the stage and remixed hits and got the Wembley crowd jumping and partying. I really enjoyed the music and the kid has a great career ahead of him.
The runner up of Britain’s Got Talent 2013 returned to the stage and performed a hilarious set about his life after the show and life as a disabled comedian. It was my first time seeing Jack perform and he was absolutely hilarious. He did not let his nerves get to him and left everyone laughing even after six years away.
Paddy and Nico
Next up was the salsa duo from Britain’s Got Talent 2014, where the pair made the final. Despite being away five years, Paddy never lost a step and looked as limber as ever. The duo returned and performed an amazing routine that saw Paddy fly through the air and do several death-defying tricks despite being 85 years old.
The Wembley crowd was so impressed, it led judge David Walliams to hit his Golden Buzzer, sending Paddy and Nico straight into the final.
Richard and Adam
The opera singers finished third on Britain’s Got Talent 2013 and returned with a powerful performance of “The Power of Love”. Personally, I was not a fan of this version and much preferred the version from Dalton Harris and James Arthur from The X Factor.
Up next was a dance group from Holland’s Got Talent 2017. The Fire lit up the stage – literally! They performed a great street routine but I honestly was not really impressed. It looked like every other dance group out there and it was nothing really special in my eyes.
The magician from Canada was a finalist on Britain’s Got Talent 2014 and appeared on AGT: Champions. He returned to the stage and delivered a heart-stopping performance that saw him try to escape from a box that was rigged to explode. He truly stepped up his game from the last time he was on the show.
Closing the show was the winner of Spain’s Got Talent 2016. Cristina also appeared on AGT Champions earlier this year and made the finals. She graced the UK stage for the very first time and performed a rock song that honestly sounded screechy and just bad. It was not my cup of tea.
After all the acts had performed, hosts Ant and Dec delivered the results. Following Paddy and Nico getting David’s Golden Buzzer, only one spot remained. It was revealed Richard Jones, DJ Arch Jnr., and Darcy Oake all made the top three. DJ Arch Jr. would finish in third place. Ant and Dec then revealed Darcy Oake advanced to the finals, meaning that Richard Jones came in second place.
Paddy and Nico and Darcy join Alexa Launeburger, The MerseyGirls, Keniya Simonova, and Bello and Annaliese Nock in next month’s final. There are just four spots left in the final with three weeks left in the competition, so the race is on.
Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions airs Saturday’s on ITV.