The third semi-final of Britain’s Got Talent 2012 kicked off with the hilarious OAP pop band The Zimmers performing LMFAO’s tongue-in-cheek hit I’m Sexy and I Know It.
The American band LMFAO actually performed on the results show – we wonder what they thought about The Zimmers’ interpretation of their song?
Lead singer, Redfoo said: “The Zimmers stood out to me because it just shows you can be a party rocker at any age! I loved the spirit.
In a show that Amanda called the “most mad” in Britain’s Got Talent's history, pensioners imitating American superstars was just the beginning of the madness.
Up next was the sci-fi robotic performance group, Area 51. The huge production wowed Simon Cowell but Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams weren’t so keen on their futuristic routine.
Simon said: “I love this act. It’s all the things I likes as a child robots. I liked to have you in my house.”
The head judge wasn’t so keen on Northern Ireland’s Ashley Elliot, who got the only buzzing of the night with Simon, Amanda and Alesha all expressing their dislike for his xylophone.
David, however, loved the musician and even did a little dance at the judges table during his performance. He said: “Ashley that was pure joy. The audience was loving it. I was loving it. You spend a lot of time alone, with your instrument, and it’s really paid off.”
All four judges and the audience were enthralled by the next act – 11-year-old singer Molly Rainford. The mini-Mariah Carey held the audience in the palm of her hand as she sang a controlled and flawless rendition of It Must Have Been Love by Roxette.
The Essex songbird said she was proud of her performance. Amanda said: “I absolutely loved your interpretation of the song. Your voice is so pure. Well done darling.”
After that stunning showcase, the little lady with the big voice was voted as a top three act for semi final show three.
Following Molly was contortionist Lucky, who chose to just display her flexible abilities by playing the piano with her feet, pouring tea at a children’s tea party and eating strawberries using her toes.
The bendy 25-year-old got Simon a little hot under the collar with her performance. Afterwards he said: “I’d like one of you at home too actually. It was absolutely brilliant – genius.”
It was the ladies turn to have a crush as boyband the Loveable Rogues took to the stage.
Amanda Holden said: “So many boybands try so hard to be cool and I love how happy you are. It’s like The Streets meets Gypsy Kings. I love how you mix it up. It’s so happy.”
Singing their own track, Lovesick, the boys put in a winning performance, sailing through to Saturday’s live final as the evenings most voted for act.
It wasn’t such a polished performance from 21-year-old soul singer Honey Shazad, who had a visible case of nerves which didn’t go unnoticed by the BGT judges.
Simon said of her version of Sign Your Name by Terence Trent D’arby: “The problem is, we feel your nerves. You’re not going to get through tonight. You’re 21, you need to go and join a band, get some experience.”
The atmposphere in the audience changed when the Twist and Pulse Dance Company bounded onto the stage with their fast footwork and clever, slapstick dancing.
The crowd went wild for the London dance troupe, whose founders were in the audience.
David said of the group: “Tonight was fantastic – you’re all stars. It was very funny, fast, and original. You are the dance group to beat in this competition.”
But it wasn’t to be for the energetic dancers though, as they went up against Molly Rainford for a place in the final and lost out to the 11-year-old singer in the public vote.
Closing the show was quirky German singer Dennis Egel, who mesmerised with his glittering gold costume. The 42-year-old window dresser was also propelled into the air during his rendition of Music by John Miles.
Simon, who called Dennis “arguably one of the craziest things I’ve ever seen in my life” at the audition stage, reiterated this feeling.
He said: “I’ve never seen anything like that in my life. I think we should adopt you – you’re fun, brave and crazy. I like you a lot. One of the most astonishing things I’ve ever seen on this show.”
The Loveable Rogues and Molly Rainford will now compete to win £500,000 and a spot at the Royal Variety show in Saturday’s live Britain’s Got Talent final.
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