Britain's Got Talent (series 4)

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Britain's Got Talent
Series 4
Broadcast from 17 April – 5 June 2010
Judges Simon Cowell
Amanda Holden
Piers Morgan
Louis Walsh (guest)
Presenter(s) Anthony McPartlin (ITV)
Declan Donnelly (ITV)
Co-presenter(s) Stephen Mulhern (ITV2)
Broadcaster ITV
ITV2 (BGMT)
Winner
Spelbound
Origin Surrey, England
Runner-up
Twist and Pulse
Chronology

Series Four of Britain's Got Talent, a British talent competition series, began broadcasting in the UK during 2010, from 17 April to 5 June on ITV;[1][2] due to live coverage of the 2010 UEFA Champions League Final on 22nd May, the sixth audition episode of the series was pushed back a day to avoid clashing with it.[3] As Simon Cowell became ill while overseeing the judges' auditions, Louis Walsh stepped in as a guest judge in his place until he recovered,[4] while it was the last series to feature Piers Morgan as a judge, before he would move to the United States to focus on hosting his new programme in the United States, Piers Morgan Tonight.[5]

The fourth series was won by gymnastic troupe Spelbound, with dance duo Twist and Pulse finishing in second place and drummer Kieran Gaffney in third place. During its broadcast, the series averaged around 11 million viewers, while the live episodes of this series were the first to be broadcast in high definition; both the audition episodes and its sister show, Britain's Got More Talent, remained in standard definition until the following year.

Series overview[edit]

As Cowell was forced to miss out auditions in Birmingham, Louis Walsh was brought in as a guest judge in his place until he recovered.

Following open auditions held the previous year, the Judges' auditions took place across January and February 2010, within Manchester, Glasgow, Birmingham, London and Cardiff.[6] They also took place within Newcastle upon Tyne, after they were cancelled at the last minute during production of the previous series. The Birmingham auditions were most notable in this series, due to the fact that because Cowell fell ill before he could attend them, marking the first time in the show's history he was unable to attend auditions, Louis Walsh replaced him as a guest judge for these until he had recovered.[4][7] One siginicant change made to the programme in this series was towards the scheduling of semi-finals. Both the production staff and the broadcaster decided for the live semi-finals to follow a similar format incorporated in the live final - each set of semi-final performances were held in one episode, followed by a break to allow ITV to air another programme or a news programme, so as to give time for the public vote to be counted. The results would then be aired after this break, in a live results episode, much like the live finals had done in the past three series.

Of the participants that took part, only forty made it past this stage and into the five live semi-finals,[8] with eight appearing in each one, and ten of these acts making it into the live 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)
Participant Age(s) Genre Act From Semi-Final[9] Result
A3 13-19 Dancing Brothers dancing trio Swansea, South Wales 5 Eliminated (Lost Judges' vote)
Alesia Vazmitsel 30 Dance / Variety Pole dancer East London (originally Belarus) 5 Eliminated
Chloe Hickinbottom 10 Singing Singer Walsall, West Midlands 3 Eliminated
Christopher Stone 28 Singing Singer Harrogate, North Yorkshire 3 Finalist (Won Judges' vote)
Connected 13-15 Singing Boyband Manchester 2 Finalist (Won Judges' vote)
Dance Flavourz 22-37 Dancing Samba & Bollywood dance act London 5 Eliminated
Emile Harris 17 Singing Singer-songwriter Caldicot, Monmouthshire 4 Eliminated
Father and Son 53, 26 Singing Father and son singing duo Bolton, Greater Manchester 5 Eliminated
Ice 12-18 Dancing Street dancers Rotherham, South Yorkshire 4 Eliminated
Janey Cutler 81 Singing Singer Wishaw 4 Finalist (Won Public vote)
Jimmy Forde 75 Dancing / Variety Leprachaun act Birmingham (originally County Mayo, Republic of Ireland) 3 Eliminated
Josh Barry 16 Singing Singer London 1 Eliminated
Kev Orkian 36 Comedy / Singing Comedic singer impersonator North London 2 Eliminated
Kevin Cruise 33 Variety Ferry entertainment act Glastonbury, Somerset 1 Eliminated
Kieran Gaffney 13 Music Drummer Kent 5 Third place
Liam McNally 14 Singing Singer New Moston, Greater Manchester 5 Finalist (Won Judges' vote)
Mark James 30 Singing Half & half drag singer Barnoldswick, Lancashire 4 Eliminated
Maxxie Oliver 21 Variety Drag act London 2 Eliminated
Michael Fayombo Jnr and Snr 14, 38 Dancing Michael Jackson dance performers Hounslow, West London 2 Eliminated
Myztikal 10-30 Singing / Dancing Vocal Streetdance troupe London 5 Eliminated
Neil Fullard 42 Singing Singer Wednesbury, West Midlands 2 Eliminated (Lost Judges' vote)
Olivia Archbold 14 Singing Singer Newton-le-Willows, Merseyside 1 Eliminated (Lost Judges' vote)
Paul Burling 40 Comedy Impressionist/Impersonator Bristol 3 Finalist (Won Public vote)
Peridot 21-27 Dancing Street dancers London 3 Eliminated (Lost Judges' vote)
Philip Grimmer 57 Dancing Drag dancer Essex 3 Eliminated
Ruby Girls 19-25 Dancing Dance group Southeast London 2 Eliminated
Sean Sheehan 66 Variety / Singing Wood chopping and singing Anglesey 1 Eliminated
Spelbound 12-24 Gymnastics Acrobatic Gymnastics Ashford, Surrey 1 Winner
Starburst 9-13 Dancing Dance troupe Barry, Wales 3 Eliminated
Stevie Starr 47 Variety / Danger Professional regurgitator Glasgow 1 Eliminated
Taboo 7-23 Dancing Street dancers Gravesend, Kent 2 Eliminated
Team Shaolin 8-29 Dancing Martial arts troupe Camden, London 4 Eliminated
The Arrangement 17-18 Music / Comedy Classical comedy music band Cambridgeshire 3 Eliminated
The Chippendoubles 30-48 Variety / Dancing Impersonator dancers Various 1 5 Eliminated
The Fusion 15-30 Dancing Dance troupe Glasgow 4 Eliminated (Lost Judges' vote)
Three Bee 18-30 Dancing Bollywood dance troupe Manchester 1 Eliminated
Tina and Chandi 37, 11 Animals Dog dancing Shrewsbury, Shropshire 2 Finalist (Won Public vote)
Tobias Mead 22 Dancing Dancer Warminster, Wiltshire 1 Finalist (Won Judges' vote)
Twist and Pulse 18, 19 Dancing Dancing duo Thamesmead, South London 4 Runner-up
Tyler Patterson 10 Dancing Street dancer Glasgow 4 Eliminated
  • ^1 The locations of each respective member or the group as a whole, was not disclosed on the show.

Semi-final 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
  Lost the judges' vote |   Eliminated

Semi-final 1 (31 May)[edit]

Semi-Finalist Order Act Buzzes and judges' votes Result[10]
Cowell Holden Morgan
Threebee 1 Bollywood dance troupe 6th - Eliminated
Olivia Archbold 2 Singer 3rd (Lost Judges' vote)
Kevin Cruise 3 Entertainer Crystal Clear action button cancel.svg 7th - Eliminated
Stevie Starr 4 Regurgitator 4th - Eliminated
Tobias Mead 5 Dancer Crystal Clear app clean.svg Crystal Clear app clean.svg Crystal Clear app clean.svg 2nd (Won Judges' vote)
Sean Sheehan 6 Kindling cutter Crystal Clear action button cancel.svg Crystal Clear action button cancel.svg 8th - Eliminated
Josh Barry 7 Singer 5th - Eliminated
Spelbound 8 Gymnastics 1st (Won Public vote)

Semi-final 2 (1 June)[edit]

Semi-Finalist Order Act Buzzes and judges' votes Result[10]
Cowell Holden Morgan
Taboo 1 Dance troupe 4th - Eliminated
Neil Fullard 2 Singer Crystal Clear app clean.svg 3rd (Lost Judges' vote)
Ruby Girls 3 Dance troupe 8th - Eliminated
Connected 4 Boy band Crystal Clear app clean.svg Crystal Clear app clean.svg 2nd (Won Judges' vote)
Kev Orkian 5 Pianist/Impersonator Crystal Clear action button cancel.svg Crystal Clear action button cancel.svg 6th - Eliminated
Michael Fayombo Jnr and Snr 6 Dance impersonators 5th - Eliminated
Tina and Chandi 7 Dancing dog act 1st (Won Public vote)
Maxxie Oliver 8 Drag act Crystal Clear action button cancel.svg 7th - Eliminated

Semi-final 3 (2 June)[edit]

Semi-Finalist Order Act Buzzes and judges' votes Result[10]
Cowell Holden Morgan
Starburst 1 Dance troupe 6th - Eliminated
Chloe Hickinbottom 2 Singer 5th - Eliminated
Philip Grimmer 3 Drag dancer 8th - Eliminated
Paul Burling 4 Impressionist/Impersonator 1st (Won Public vote)
The Arrangement 5 Classical/Pop Comedy Band 4th - Eliminated
Jimmy Forde 6 Irish Dancer 7th - Eliminated
Christopher Stone 7 Singer Crystal Clear app clean.svg Crystal Clear app clean.svg 2nd (Won Judges' vote)
Peridot 8 Street dance troupe Crystal Clear app clean.svg 3rd (Lost Judges' vote)

Semi-final 4 (3 June)[edit]

Semi-Finalist Order Act Buzzes and judges' votes Result[10]
Cowell Holden Morgan
Ice 1 Dance troupe 5th - Eliminated
Tyler Patterson 2 Street dancer 4th - Eliminated
Emile Harris 3 Singer/songwriter Crystal Clear action button cancel.svg Crystal Clear action button cancel.svg 8th - Eliminated
Twist and Pulse 4 Dancers Crystal Clear app clean.svg Crystal Clear app clean.svg 2nd (Won Judges' vote)
Team Shaolin 5 Martial arts troupe 7th - Eliminated
Mark James 6 Half & half drag act Crystal Clear action button cancel.svg 6th - Eliminated
The Fusion 7 Dance troupe Crystal Clear app clean.svg 3rd (Lost Judges' vote)
Janey Cutler 8 Singer 1st (Won Public vote)

Semi-final 5 (4 June)[edit]

Semi-Finalist Order Act Buzzes and judges' votes Result[10]
Cowell Holden Morgan
The Chippendoubles 1 Impersonators Crystal Clear action button cancel.svg Crystal Clear action button cancel.svg 8th - Eliminated
Liam McNally 2 Boy soprano Crystal Clear app clean.svg Crystal Clear app clean.svg 2nd (Won Judges' vote)
Alesia Vazmitsel 3 Pole dancer 4th - Eliminated
Myztikal 4 Musical dance troupe 5th - Eliminated
Dance Flavourz 5 Carnival dance troupe 6th - Eliminated
Father and Son 6 Singers Crystal Clear action button cancel.svg 7th - Eliminated
A3 7 Dancers Crystal Clear app clean.svg 3rd (Lost Judges' vote)
Kieran Gaffney 8 Drummer 1st (Won Public vote)

Final (5 June)[edit]

  Winner |   Runner-up |   3rd place
Finalist Order Act Finished[10]
Twist and Pulse 1 Dancing duo 2nd
Liam McNally 2 Boy soprano 10th
Paul Burling 3 Impressionist 5th
Christopher Stone 4 Singer 7th
Tina and Chandi 5 Dancing dog act 4th
Connected 6 Boyband 8th
Kieran Gaffney 7 Drummer 3rd
Tobias Mead 8 Dancer 6th
Janey Cutler 9 Singer 9th
Spelbound 10 Acrobatic Gymnasts 1st

Ratings[edit]

Episode Date Total viewers (millions)[11] Weekly rank[11] Share (%)
Auditions 1 17 April 11.87 1 44.0[12]
Auditions 2 24 April 11.60 1 45.7[13]
Auditions 3 1 May 11.84 1 43.9[14]
Auditions 4 8 May 12.17 1 44.1[15]
Auditions 5 15 May 10.84 1 43.8[16]
Auditions 6 23 May 10.68 1 42.8[17]
Auditions 7 29 May 10.87 1 40.3[18]
Semi-final 1 31 May 11.82 2 43.1[19]
Semi-final 1 results 11.32 4 40.3[19]
Semi-final 2 1 June 11.17 5 41.2[20]
Semi-final 2 results 10.69 8 39.0[20]
Semi-final 3 2 June 10.88 6 45.6[21]
Semi-final 3 results 9.19 13 34.2[21]
Semi-final 4 3 June 10.37 9 48.2[22]
Semi-final 4 results 10.34 10 41.7[22]
Semi-final 5 4 June 10.13 11 46.3[23]
Semi-final 5 results 9.64 12 39.4[23]
Live final 5 June 13.50 1 54.6[24]

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