After a week of thrilling live semi-finals – which gave us sensational singers, dynamic dancers, mesmerizing magicians and more – the stage is set as the top 10 artists face off in the grand finale. from ITV entertainment juggernaut, Britain’s Got Talent.
After each act is performed, viewers at home will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite – judges Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, David Walliams and Alesha Dixon have no influence on the final, only viewers can decide which act they want to see bag the coveted place at the Royal Variety Performance and the cash prize of £250,000.
Here, Alesha and Amanda reveal why Britain’s Got Talent 2022 will be unforgettable…
ten glorious years
“This series was the 10th year of myself, Simon, David and Amanda together as a panel,” Alesha explains. “I’ve always found it fascinating because the four of us are very different in personality, but when we come together we have this love for entertainment, this show, our kids and our dogs and all those things. unite us.” We respect each other in our individual areas, we laugh a lot, and collectively it works. You can see the chemistry we have on screen. We see each other off the show, and over the years we’ve built a real friendship.”
Return of live hearings
“I have to say I was relieved that we found our audience at the auditions because it wasn’t the same without them,” Amanda said. “It made us realize how important that audience is. The energy they bring to the show makes them very influential to the performer on stage.”
Something for the whole family
“It’s always a challenge for everyone involved in the making of this show to maintain a high standard and ensure that every episode is as entertaining as the last and this year I think every show has been a winner. “, says Alesha. “I’m sitting at home with my family and watching BGT like I’ve never been there! I’m laughing out loud, getting emotional and starting the journey all over again. Love being able to watch with my kids, mom and my grandmother – entertainment shows that bring the whole family together are very rare.”
go for gold
“I had no idea what I wanted for my Golden Buzzer this year,” admits Amanda. “None of us are planning it, and that’s why they’re so genuine because they’re sincere and you have to have that feeling. I couldn’t wait for singer Loren Allred to get to the end of her audition because that I knew I needed to press that buzzer before someone else did. There were a lot of acts this year where I think each of us would have said, “I would have pressed on for that. “I think we’ve all had some good Golden Buzzer numbers this year.”
The Phantom Menace
“A standout moment for me was the ghost man, which brought me up on stage,” Amanda recalls. “I’ll be honest, I don’t really remember what happened. One minute I was on stage, then the next minute I was sleeping, and Alesha was like, ‘Well, you come to do that.” And I was like, “No, I didn’t.” I was tasked with guessing what the other judges picked out of a box. He obviously had control over my mind because I guessed exactly what Alesha chose, even though I hadn’t seen it. I don’t know how it happened or how it worked.”
“I loved Ant and Dec’s Golden Buzzer act, Keiichi Iwasaki, the magician from Japan,” says Alesha. “His magic was awesome and really cool. The way he spun that ring on its own was exceptional. He also did a lot of physical comedy. His whole act from start to finish was just the gift that gave kept giving, so I was really can’t wait to see him back in the live shows. There were so many magical moments in this series – a lot of the acts showed just a glimpse of what they can do.
“We had a lot of backing vocals, which we never had before,” Amanda explains. “What was really special this year was that a lot of them just got together that day, because they had only met on Zoom before! We had people who worked for the NHS, we had schools and we had The Voices of Armed Forces Children’s Choir. All of these groups of people who were the unsung heroes of the pandemic, who got through it singing and trying to stay cheerful, first met on our show.
Front row seats
“In the final, we judges feel like we have the best seats in the house,” enthuses Alesha. “We can just sit back and enjoy the show. We support these acts; we’re here to support them and we want them to succeed. There might be a few acts in there that we agree to disagree on. , but it’s very rare for any of us to hit the red buzzer for an act in the finale, it’s more about celebrating entertainment and the best of the best.
Who will win?
“What does it take to win England has an incredible talent? It takes heart, soul, vulnerability, hard work and, of course, talent, but it’s also about putting yourself in the game and making that human connection,” says Alesha.
“You can’t always put your finger on it, but there will be something about someone, their journey and their story that will touch people’s hearts and make audiences want to root for them. When I think back to Diversity winning in 2009 or Ashley and Pudsey winning in 2012 or Attraction winning in 2013, all those moments are really special and unique and deserving I think 99% of the time the audience is successful, but I can’t never say the result – once it comes to the final, it’s up to anyone!”
Watch the final of England has an incredible talent Sunday June 5 at 7:30 p.m. on ITV.