Young stars 'take over' BGT

Published Tuesday, 28 May 2013
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It was the young acts who managed to "take over" Britain's Got Talent on Tuesday, with comic Jack Carroll and singer Gabrielle 'Gabz' Gardiner, both 14, going through to next week's final.

Young stars 'take over' BGT
Young comic Jack Carroll will go through to the BGT final. (© Ken McKay)

After judges Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams watched a number of young stars perform, Simon declared; "The kids have taken over this show."

Jack Carroll, who was born with Cerebral Palsy and uses a walking frame, won the public vote following his hilarious comedy routine - with fellow comedian David telling him: "You are the next Peter Kay, you are that good.

"You could be the biggest comedian in the country," he added.

Simon was also full of praise for the young star. He told Jack: "It has been worth making this show just to meet you - I absolutely love you.

"You've got a really wicked sense of humour, you're fearless and you're cheeky."

Amanda Holden described his performance as "absolutely extraordinary".

Every single joke you made had a big impact on the audience.

Amanda Holden to Jack Carroll

Meanwhile singer Gabz, wearing her trademark onesie, performed her self-penned audition song The One.

Alesha told the singer: "You have written a hit record and at your age that is incredible.

"You have an amazing future ahead of you - well done."

Simon agreed, telling her: "You are a little pop star."

Just missing out on a place in the final was Irish singing duo Jack and Cormac, who performed their rendition of Taylor Swift's I Knew You Were Trouble.

While the pair, aged 13 and 14, did not receive any votes from the judges to go the next stage of the competition, Amanda told them they were a "charming" act.

Simon added: "I actually see a future for you two."

Also performing during Tuesday semi-final were singers Modupe and Alice Fredenham, tribute act Meat Diva, dancers Martin and Marielle and MD, and DJ-ing drummer MckNasty.

The third Britain's Got Talent semi-final will be aired on Thursday at 7.30pm on UTV.

© UTV News
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