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Top 10 Britain's Got Talent Auditions


Script written by Q. V. Hough They took to the stage and delivered the goods. These “Britain’s Got Talent” contestants left us gobsmacked. Welcome to WMUK, and today we’ll be counting down our picks for the Top 10 Britain’s Got Talent Auditions. For this list, we’re focusing on the most memorable auditions from all “BGT” seasons, and ranked those which surprised, impressed and inspired us the most. Special thanks to our user Blaž Cilenšek for submitting the idea on our interactive suggestion tool: WatchMojo.comsuggest
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Top 10 Britain’s Got Talent Auditions


They took to the stage and delivered the goods. These “Britain’s Got Talent” contestants left us gobsmacked. Welcome to WMUK, and today we’ll be counting down our picks for the Top 10 Britain’s Got Talent Auditions.

For this list, we’re focusing on the most memorable auditions from all “BGT” seasons, and ranked those which surprised, impressed and inspired us the most.

#10: Gospel Singers Incognito


In this Series seven audition, what seems to be a one-man show quickly reaches a higher dimension when a choir emerges from all corners of the room. After an extravagant opening, Gospel Singers Incognito achieves a theatrical feel which immediately makes an impression. The early parts of the act are all about performance bravado, before the group switches focus to their glorious harmonizing, showcasing all of their “BGT” potential. Helped along by its religious aspects, this audition leaves the entire audience totally mesmerized, and even inspires some tears as well. It’s a visceral presentation, and one that connects on an emotional level.

#9: Forbidden Nights


At first, 27-year old Lewis seems like just another raw performer in need of a little direction and molding. When his microphone connection drops, the judges seem ready to move on. But the singer proves to be the ringleader of a “male variety” group called “Forbidden Nights.” Performing Bruno Mars’ “Runaway Baby,” the gentleman deliver a dynamic rendition, even if the performance is more about hard abs than vocal runs. Unsurprisingly, the audience lends their support to barely-clothed bunch, while judge David Walliams takes to stage for a closer look before making his final decision.

#8: Bonetics


From Essex, this 17-year-old bends the rules of traditional dance. Flexible and focused, Bonetics provides some old school lockin’ and poppin’ in Series nine, only to mystify the judges with his remarkable body contortions. There’s shock value, of course, yet there’s a distinct rhythm and flow, too, with Bonetics taking the form of a human pretzel for the climax. It’s a truly unique audition, made even more special by Bonetics’ backstory and his vulnerable reaction to the crowd’s approval. The judges recognize his potential, along with the moment itself, resulting in a raw display of emotion across the board.

#7: Jack Carroll


Born 11 weeks prematurely, this West Yorkshire comic doesn’t shy away from his cerebral palsy. Through humor, Jack Carroll informs the audience about the disorder, all the while showcasing his cheeky personality. For a 14-year-old performer, Jack shows a knack for comedic pacing and observational humor, making him one of Series seven’s standout acts. For this audition, Jack mixes candid discourse with seemingly awkward punch lines, letting the audience know that it’s ok to laugh. Jack lays his cards on the table, fully prepared for and unafraid of the moment.

#6: Lauren and Terrell


In Series eight, these Essex street dancers took full advantage of their every second on stage, maintaining a high level of intensity throughout a slick routine. They dress for the occasion, making it easy for the judges, and audience members, to forget about their age. In fact, at the time of their audition, Lauren and Terrell weren’t even teenagers, but rather 12-year-olds. But that doesn’t matter on “Britain’s Got Talent,” as it’s all about seizing the moment and commanding the stage. Confident and technically precise, Lauren and Terrell keep the audience hyped, defying expectations, raising the bar and keeping everyone guessing as to what move they’ll pull off next.

#5: Attraction


In 2012, this shadow-dancing group performed at the London Olympics, representing their native Hungary. The following year, Attraction delivers an intimate performance on “Britain’s Got Talent,” ethereal and evocative. While some auditions lead to one defining moment, Attraction produces a singular experience with its collective imagery. The familial narrative slowly builds, telling a story of love and loss, and by the end of the performance some audience members have been brought to tears. With this Series 7 audition, Attraction highlights the beauty of imagination through meditative performance art, and their remarkable form and technique ultimately earned them the top prize.

#4: Charlotte and Jonathan


In Series 6, these Essex teenagers don’t make a strong impression, at first. Yet, Charlotte and Jonathan do come with definite purpose, and they’re ready to rise above their own insecurities. Given Jonathan’s Jimi Hendrix t-shirt, one might not expect an operatic performance, but that’s exactly what the duo produces. Trembling throughout, Jonathan manages to stay focused with his immaculate vocals, while Charlotte stays mostly balanced, supporting her performance partner all the way. It’s a rollercoaster audition, with a small error at the start, loaded with drama and brutally honest feedback, but one that ends on a huge high for both singers.

#3: Darcy Oake


This sleight-of-hand performer doesn’t hail from the UK, but he certainly brings his best to the “Britain’s Got Talent” stage. For magicians, stage presence obviously plays an integral role, and Darcy Oake has that in abundance. He stays impeccably composed throughout, but his true brilliance emerges thanks to the immaculate precision of his traditional routine. It’s less about flamboyance and more about technique, and there’s a poetic quality to Oake’s movements which leads the audience to disbelief time and time again. The judges approve, and they’re clearly rattled by the dove tricks. But, Darcy Oake steps up his game once again for a jaw-dropping finale.

#2: Bars and Melody


For this Series eight act, context and personality go a long way. With their anti-bullying message, Bars and Melody bring heart to their performance, but they’re more than just a novelty group. Through a personal spin on Twista and Faith Evans’ “Hope,” they accentuate their originality, all the while gaining the audience’s support. Given the combination of talent, charisma and technique, Simon Cowell uses his one-time only Golden Buzzer, which gives the duo an immediate pass to the next round. Bars and Melody bring their absolute A-game in this moving audition, set off by their positivity and perseverance.

Before we unveil our top pick, here are a few honorable mentions.

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#1: Susan Boyle


Through personality alone, this 47-year-old immediately stands out. Susan Boyle doesn’t seem like Britain’s next superstar, but she still gets her chance, and boy does she take it. Composed and ready for her moment to defy expectations, she delivers an impeccable rendition of “I Dreamed a Dream” from Les Miserables, which completely astounds the audience, along with Simon Cowell and the entire judging panel. It seems an effortless performance, and Boyle actually appears amused by the judges’ praise for her. Unsurprisingly, this “Britain’s Got Talent” audition went viral, and although SuBo could only achieve second place in the series, she went on to become a global superstar in her own right.
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