Published Monday, 12 May 2014
David Walliams' continuing displays of affection aside, the hopefuls were eager to please the music mogul - but not all managed to do so.
First to the stage to wow the judge was ...Simon Cowell!
What better way to show your devotion than to hold the same name. David will be fuming he didn't think of it first.
To be fair it was more the actions of singing Simon's parents that he had the same name, but it was a great way to get the notoriously tough judge on his side.
Unfortunately, despite sharing the name bond, judge Simon wasn't as impressed with singing Simon as the other judges were.
He shared his disappointment of losing the chance to hear the words "...and the winner of Britain's Got talent is ...Simon Cowell!" and we felt his pain....
I must agree singing Simon was good, but he wasn't great. On the plus side he seemed like a lovely man.
And with a name like Simon Cowell he's gonna need that.
Impressionist Jon Clegg was next to pay tribute to the master and while the audience and the panel loved it - for me it didn't seem like much of an impersonation.
It was good, but it was over in a flash. So here's hoping that should he make it through to the live semi-finals he has more than one sentence to contribute to his take on Simon.
But will he dare?
Closing Saturday's night's show was the cute as can be Bars & Melody.
With the audience on their feet it was easy to see they would be a fan favourite throughout the show and Simon doesn't miss a trick.
Prompted by the crowd, he hit the golden buzzer and gave the singing/rapping duo a pass to the live shows.
Some would say he saw their potential, others would argue he saw the pound signs, but either way Simon knows what he is doing and I have no doubt Bars & Melody will do very well in the competition.
Getting Simon's approval is much sought after, but very rarely given and these boys go forward knowing they have the backing of the most influential man in the business.
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