Britain's Got Talent (series 10)

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Britain's Got Talent
Series 10
Broadcast from9 April –
28 May 2016
JudgesSimon Cowell
Amanda Holden
Alesha Dixon
David Walliams
Kathleen Williams (guest)
Presenter(s)Anthony McPartlin (ITV)
Declan Donnelly (ITV)
Co-presenter(s)Stephen Mulhern (ITV2)
BroadcasterITV
ITV2 (BGMT)
Winner
Richard Jones
OriginChelmsford, England
Genre(s)Magician
Runner-up
Wayne Woodward
Chronology

Series Ten of Britain's Got Talent, a British talent competition series, began broadcasting in the UK during 2016, from 9 April to 28 May on ITV.[1][2] To celebrate ten years of the show, the final featured a special performance entitled "Best of Britain’s Got Talent", which featured several partipicants who had appeared on the show during the previous nine series, including Ashleigh and Pudsey, Attraction, Diversity, Jon Clegg, Stavros Flatley, Collabro and Spelbound. It was the last series to have its live episodes broadcast at The Fountain Studios, before its closure after the series had ended.

The tenth series was won by magician Richard Jones,[3] with jazz singer Wayne Woodward finishing in second place and dance troupe Boogie Storm in third place.

Series overview[edit]

Following open auditions held between October to December 2015,[4][5] including an additional one on 10 January 2016,[6] the Judges' auditions took place between January and February 2016, within Liverpool, Birmingham, and London.[7] There were no major incidents amongst the judging panel that forced them to be absent,[8] although Simon Cowell arrived late for the London auditions on 23 January - David Walliams's mother, Kathleen Williams, who was attending these, stood in for him for a number of auditions until he arrived.[9]

Of the participants that took part, only forty-five made it into the five live semi-finals - of these acts, singer Beau Dermott,[10][11] gospel choir 100 Voices of Gospel,[12][13] singer Jasmine Elcock,[14][15] singing duo Anne & Ian Marshall,[16][17] and dance troupe Boogie Storm,[18][19] each received a golden buzzer during their auditions - with nine appearing in each one, and twelve of these acts making it into the live final; the Judges' Wildcard was dancing duo Shannon & Peter, who lost the Judges' vote in the second semi-final, while the Public Wildcard was dog act Trip Hazard, who lost the Judges' vote in the final semi-final.

The following below lists the results of each participant's overall performance in this series:

  Winner |   Runner-up |   Third place
  Finalist |   Semi-finalist (lost judges' vote) |   Semi-finalist (eliminated)
Playing card club A.svg Judges' wildcard (previously eliminated act reinstated into the final by the judges)
Playing card heart A.svg Public wildcard (previously eliminated act reinstated into the final by the public)
Yellow ffff00 pog.svg Golden buzzer
Participant Age(s) Genre Act From[20] Semi-final Result
100 Voices of Gospel Yellow ffff00 pog.svg 21-52 Singing Gospel Choir London / Paris / United States 1 1 Finalist (Won Public vote)
Alex Magala 26 Danger Extreme Sword-Swallower Moldova 2 Finalist (Won Judges' vote)
Ana & Fia Almanda 18 & 42 Singing Singing Duo Essex (originally Indonesia) 5 Eliminated
Anne & Ian Marshall Yellow ffff00 pog.svg 61 & 65 Singing Singing Duo Belfast 2 Eliminated
Another Kind of Blue 23-40 Dance Projection Interaction Group Netherlands 2 Eliminated
Balance Unity 17 Dance Breakdancer Hertfordshire 4 Finalist (Won Judges' vote)
Beau Dermott Yellow ffff00 pog.svg 12 Singing Musical Theatre Singer Widnes 4 Finalist (Won Public vote)
Ben Blaque 37 Danger Crossbow Performer Missouri, USA 1 Eliminated
Bespoke Candi 20-28 Variety / Dancing Fire Dance Group London / Kent 4 Eliminated
Bollywest Fusion 18-32 Dance Bollywood And Hip-Hop Dance Troupe London 4 Eliminated
Boogie Storm Yellow ffff00 pog.svg 17-24 Dance Dance Group N/A 2 3 Third place
Chloe Fenton 10 Dance Dancer Liverpool 5 Eliminated
Christian Lee 45 Magic Entertainer London 4 Eliminated
Craig Ball 24 Comedy Impressionist Hertfordshire 5 Finalist (Won Public vote)
Danny Beard 23 Singing Drag Act Manchester 4 Eliminated
Darren Altman 42 Comedy Impressionist Surrey 1 Eliminated
Elite Squad Royalz 8-13 Dance Dance Troupe Oxford 5 Eliminated
Flying Bebop 29-32 Dance Drone Interaction Act London 3 Eliminated
Jack Higgins 14 Dance Contemporary Dancer Liverpool 3 Eliminated (Lost Judges' vote)
Jasmine Elcock Yellow ffff00 pog.svg 14 Singing Singer Essex 5 Finalist (Won Judges' vote)
Josh Curnow 26 Singing / Music Singer And Pianist Liverpool 3 Eliminated
Kathleen Jenkins 25 Singing Singer Newport 1 Eliminated (Lost Judges' vote)
Khronos Agoria 16-19 Dance Dance Troupe London 3 Eliminated
Mel & Jamie 45 & 16 Singing Singing Duo Bridgend 1 Finalist (Won Judges' vote)
Morgan Connie Smith 16 Singing Singer Watford 3 Eliminated
Mythical PSM 17-18 Dance Dance Trio Leeds 2 Eliminated
Presentation School Choir 14-18 Singing Choir Kilkenny 5 Eliminated
Rachael Wooding 37 Singing Singer Harlington 2 Eliminated
Richard Bayton 29 Singing Entertainer York 1 Eliminated
Richard Jones 25 Magic Close-up Magician Essex 3 Winner
Shannon & Peter Playing card club A.svg 46 & 50 Dance Dancing Duo Nottinghamshire / United States 3 2 Finalist (Won Judges' Wildcard)
Spartans Resurrection 13-23 Acrobatics Gymnastic Troupe Scotland 1 Eliminated
The Collaborative Orchestra & Singers 33 Singing Orchestra And Choir Various 2 4 Eliminated
The Deep Space Deviants 46 Singing Entertainer Chorley 5 Eliminated
The Garnett Family 17-46 Singing Vocal Harmony Group Lincolnshire 2 Eliminated
Togni Brothers 19 & 20 Acrobatics Acrobatic Duo Italy (originally Birmingham) 5 Eliminated
Total TXS 16-19 Dance Dance Troupe Leicester 1 Eliminated
Trip Hazard Playing card heart A.svg 30 Animals Dancing Dog Act Lincolnshire 5 Finalist (Won Public Wildcard)
Tumar KR 19-25 Dance Popping Dance Group Kyrgyzstan 4 Eliminated (Lost Judges' vote)
Vadik & The Bear 35 Variety Entertainer Belarus 3 Eliminated
Vitaly Voronko 25 Singing / Music Singer And Accordionist Belarus 2 Eliminated
Vox Fortura 29-37 Singing Operatic Group London / United States 1 4 Eliminated
Wayne Woodward 20 Singing Jazz Singer London 2 Runner-up
Ystrad Fawr Dancers 14-17 Dance Latin Dance Troupe Ystrad Mynach 1 Eliminated
Zyrah Rose 25-28 Singing Vocal Harmony Group London 3 Eliminated
  • ^1 Each member of the group came one of these locations.
  • ^2 The locations of each respective member or the group as a whole, was not disclosed on the show.
  • ^3 Both performers came from one or the other location.

Semi-finals summary[edit]

Crystal Clear action button cancel.svg Buzzed out
Crystal Clear app clean.svg Judges' vote
  Won the public vote |   Won the judges' vote; won by public vote in the event of a tie
  Lost the judges' vote; lost by public vote in the event of a tie |   Eliminated

Semi-final 1 (22 May)[edit]

Semi-Finalist[22] Order Act Buzzes and judges' votes Finished[23][24]
Cowell Holden Dixon Walliams
Richard Bayton 1 Entertainer 8th - Eliminated
Spartans Resurrection 2 Gymnastics Troupe 6th - Eliminated
Kathleen Jenkins 3 Singer Crystal Clear app clean.svg Crystal Clear app clean.svg 3rd (Judges' vote tied - Lost on Public vote)
Total TXS 4 Dance Group 5th - Eliminated
Ben Blaque 5 Crossbow Performer 7th - Eliminated
Ystrad Fawr Dancers 6 Latin Dance Troupe 9th - Eliminated
Mel & Jamie 7 Singing Duo Crystal Clear app clean.svg Crystal Clear app clean.svg 2nd (Judges' vote tied - Won on Public vote)
Darren Altman 8 Impressionist 4th - Eliminated
100 Voices of Gospel 9 Gospel Choir 1st (Won Public vote)

Semi-final 2 (23 May)[edit]

Semi-Finalist[26] Order Act Buzzes and judges' votes Finished[23][27]
Cowell Holden Dixon Walliams
Anne & Ian Marshall 1 Singing Duo 8th - Eliminated
Wayne Woodward 2 Jazz Singer 1st (Won Public vote)
Mythical PSM 3 Dance Trio 7th - Eliminated
The Garnett Family 4 Vocal Harmony Group 6th - Eliminated
Vitaly Voronko 5 Singer And Accordionist Crystal Clear action button cancel.svg Crystal Clear action button cancel.svg Crystal Clear action button cancel.svg 9th - Eliminated
Rachael Wooding 6 Singer 4th - Eliminated
Another Kind of Blue 7 Projection Interaction Group 5th - Eliminated
Alex Magala 4 8 Extreme Sword-Swallower Crystal Clear app clean.svg Crystal Clear app clean.svg Crystal Clear app clean.svg 2nd (Won Judges' vote)
Shannon & Peter 5 9 Dancing Duo Crystal Clear app clean.svg 3rd (Lost Judges' vote)
  • ^4 Alex Magala's performance was pre-recorded as a safety precaution, due to the nature of his act.[28]
  • ^5 Shannon & Peter were later sent through to the final as the judges wildcard.

Semi-final 3 (24 May)[edit]

Semi-Finalist[30] Order Act Buzzes and judges' votes Finished[23][31]
Cowell Holden Dixon Walliams
Khronos Agoria 1 Dance Troupe 7th - Eliminated
Zyrah Rose 2 Vocal Harmony Group 8th - Eliminated
Josh Curnow 3 Singer And Pianist 4th - Eliminated
Vadik & The Bear 4 Entertainer Crystal Clear action button cancel.svg 6th - Eliminated
Flying Bebop 6 5 Drone Interaction Act 9th - Eliminated
Morgan Connie Smith 6 Singer 5th - Eliminated
Boogie Storm 7 Dance Group Crystal Clear app clean.svg Crystal Clear app clean.svg 2nd (Judges' vote tied - Won on Public vote)
Richard Jones 8 Close-up Magician 1st (Won Public vote)
Jack Higgins 9 Contemporary Dancer Crystal Clear app clean.svg Crystal Clear app clean.svg 3rd (Judges' vote tied - Lost on Public vote)
  • ^6 For technical reasons, Flying Bebop's performance had to be pre-recorded for the semi-final - both the studio audience and judges were present to watch this. An unknown use of the buzzer, which was not counted, occurred during this performance, though no explanation was given by the programme for this.[32]

Semi-final 4 (25 May)[edit]

Semi-Finalist[34] Order Act Buzzes and judges' votes Finished[23][35]
Cowell Holden Dixon Walliams
Bollywest Fusion 1 Bollywood And Hip-Hop Dance Troupe 8th - Eliminated
The Collaborative Orchestra & Singers 2 Orchestra And Choir 5th - Eliminated
Bespoke Candi 3 Fire Dance Group Crystal Clear action button cancel.svg7 Crystal Clear action button cancel.svg Crystal Clear action button cancel.svg7 9th - Eliminated
Vox Fortura 4 Operatic Group 4th - Eliminated
Balance Unity 5 Breakdancer Crystal Clear app clean.svg8 Crystal Clear app clean.svg Crystal Clear app clean.svg Crystal Clear app clean.svg 2nd (Won Judges' vote)
Danny Beard 6 Drag Act Crystal Clear action button cancel.svg 7th - Eliminated
Christian Lee 7 Entertainer 6th - Eliminated
Tumar KR 8 Popping Dance Group 3rd (Lost Judges' vote)
Beau Dermott 9 Musical Theatre Singer 1st (Won Public vote)
  • ^7 Both Walliams' and Holden's buzzers were pressed by Dixon.
  • ^8 Although Cowell did not issue his vote in the Semi-Final, he stated after Balance had secured a place in the Final that his vote would have gone to their act.

Semi-final 5 (26 May)[edit]

Semi-Finalist[37] Order Act Buzzes and judges' votes Finished[23][38]
Cowell Holden Dixon Walliams
Elite Squad Royalz 1 Dance Troupe 6th - Eliminated
Ana & Fia Almanda 2 Singing Duo 8th - Eliminated
The Deep Space Deviants 3 Entertainer Crystal Clear action button cancel.svg Crystal Clear action button cancel.svg Crystal Clear action button cancel.svg Crystal Clear action button cancel.svg 9th - Eliminated
Jasmine Elcock 4 Singer Crystal Clear app clean.svg Crystal Clear app clean.svg Crystal Clear app clean.svg 2nd (Won Judges' vote)
Trip Hazard 9 5 Dancing Dog Act Crystal Clear app clean.svg 3rd (Lost Judges' vote)
Togni Brothers 6 Acrobatic Duo 5th - Eliminated
Craig Ball 7 Impressionist 1st (Won Public vote)
Chloe Fenton 8 Dancer 7th - Eliminated
Presentation School Choir 9 Choir 4th - Eliminated
  • ^9 Trip Hazard were later sent through to the final as the public's wildcard.

Final (28 May)[edit]

  Winner |   Runner-up |   3rd place
Finalist[40][41] Order Act Finished[23][42]
Balance Unity 1 Breakdancer 10th
Richard Jones 2 Close-up Magician 1st
100 Voices of Gospel 3 Gospel Choir 8th
Alex Magala 4 Extreme Sword-Swallower 9th
Mel & Jamie 5 Singing Duo 12th
Shannon & Peter 6 Dancing Duo 11th
Jasmine Elcock 7 Singer 4th
Trip Hazard 8 Dancing Dog Act 7th
Beau Dermott 9 Musical Theatre Singer 5th
Craig Ball 10 Impressionist 6th
Boogie Storm 11 Dance Troupe 3rd
Wayne Woodward 12 Jazz Singer 2nd

Ratings[edit]

Episode Air date Total viewers (millions)[43] ITV Weekly rank[43]
Auditions 1 9 April 11.67 1
Auditions 2 16 April 12.59 1
Auditions 3 23 April 12.46 1
Auditions 4 30 April 12.05 1
Auditions 5 7 May 11.55 1
Auditions 6 14 May 10.42 1
Auditions 7 21 May 10.46 1
Semi-final 1 22 May 10.01 2
Semi-final 1 results 7.16 1 8
Semi-final 2 23 May 8.51 8
Semi-final 2 results 6.72 13
Semi-final 3 24 May 8.23 9
Semi-final 3 results 6.56 15
Semi-final 4 25 May 8.75 4
Semi-final 4 results 7.33 11
Semi-final 5 26 May 8.56 5
Semi-final 5 results 7.43 10
Final 28 May 10.48 1
  • ^1 Excludes ITV+1.

Controversies[edit]

Puppy quiz stunt[edit]

Seeking to celebrate the programme's tenth series, the production team devised a segment for one of the live episodes of Britain's Got More Talent, in which its host Stephen Mulhern would stage a quiz amongst the judges with questions surrounding the show's history. The segment was designed under the name of "Puppies Got Talent", primarily because the judges would be awarded dalmatian puppies for each correct answer they gave. Both its design and its execution following the broadcast of the fourth semi-final proved to be highly controversial, after Simon Cowell, a noted supporter of charities that dealt with combatting animal cruelty, became immediately concerned over the welfare of the puppies after telling the judges that his one was "frightened", and left the set to speak with the puppies' owner about their well-being. During a break in the episode, while the results of the semi-final was aired, Cowell criticised the production team over the segment's creation, prompting Mulhern to later apologise to viewers for any distress caused by the segment, when More Talent aired after the results episode.[44][45] While many viewers branded the segment as "cruel" on social media, and Cowell later released a series of tweets stating that such a stunt would not be repeated on the show in the future, no official investigation was launched by Ofcom.[46]

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