Keyboard player Jean Martyn and boyband New Bounce won the Britain’s Got Talent semi-final last night, making them the third and forth acts to go through to the show’s final on Saturday.
New Bounce and Jean Martyn will now join Ronan Parke and Paul Gbegbaje in the Britain’s Got Talent showdown.
The odds look stacked for boyband New Bounce, who have been dubbed “the new JLS” and are clearly the viewers’ darlings, winning last night’s BGT by a massive victory at the public vote.
New Bounce were given a standing ovation for their cover of Jessie J’s Price Tag and were voted straight through to Saturday’s grand final after winning the public vote and getting four thumbs up from the judges.
Simon Cowell was clearly bowled over by the band – made up of Mitchell Zhangazha, Kuan Fyre, MJ Sanneh and James Anderson – and called New Bounce “the ones to beat”.
“This is the first time in two days I’ve seen an act that can actually be successful in the real world,” Cowell said.
“I love these four guys. It was very dated, your first audition, like your parents had chosen your song, but this time, it felt like you’d chosen your song.”
New Bounce perform Jessie J, Price Tag on BGT
The other Britain’s Got Talent judges were equally impressed and Amanda Holden dropped the JLS comparison, saying: “We gave you that second chance, you proved us right tonight, finally, JLS have got some competition, congratulations!”
New Bounce looked suitably hysterical on being told they were through to the final and managed only to say that they were “speechless.”
Magic act David and Karen and kooky pianist Jean Martyn were voted into the top three by the public and faced the judges to see who would win the next place in Saturday’s Britain’s Got Talent final.
Jean Martyn was successful after getting a nod from each of the four judges and being compared to “a can of red bull” by Amanda Holden.
“Jean, I absolutely love you. You made me smile. You make me smile all day long, I just look at you and want to laugh. You’ve made me so happy. Fantastic job, I think you will be in the finals,” enthused David Hasselhoff.
“Jean, you are like Victoria Wood on acid. I see you have accessorised as well and have scantily clad men in the background,” said Holden.
While Cowell added: “I shouldn’t like it, but I did like it. I can honestly say I’ve done this a few years and it’s the most bonkers show. Jumping frogs, you bashing the keyboard to pieces and I like it.”
Jean Martyn gets through to the BGT finals