Britain's Got Talent Semi-final Five round-up: the laws of Attraction

Last years winners, Ashley and Pudsey, made their return to the BGT stage with a special performance of Michael Jackson's Thriller that was so good it could have raised the dead. It was a fantastic performance on a night of extraordinary performances.

CEO Dancers opened the show with a routine that would have put most professional dancers to shame and both Alesha and Amanda agreed that it was one of the best show openings of the series.

Next up was public favourite Aliki. The girl who had once been told by doctors she would never speak again wowed the audience with a stunning operatic performance of the song Come What May from hit movie Moulin Rouge.

The judges were visibly moved with Simon telling her, “I was not genuinely expecting that."

“You are stunning, beautiful, humble – just like me. It is interesting, because Katherine Jenkins is taking a dip and you could take over.”

David added: “You really were a star tonight, and I hope you have a massive career after the show.”

The talented acts came thick and fast - although Simon might argue with the word "talented" when faced with Maarty Brockman's crazy performance. The Dutchman sang proudly in his out-of-tune voice, surrounded by beautiful lycra-clad dancing girls. After 30 seconds came the inevitable buzz from Simon but Maarty was not to be deterred. As Zombies tried to grab him he exhorted the audience to sing along and "do the step back, step back in time"

What was actually going on was hard to make out but this didn't stop Alesha from standing up and encouraging the audience to sing along with the off-his-rocker Dutchman.

Also feeling the wrath of Simon tonight was now solo duelling pianist Rob Russell, who despite performing without partner Craig Michael went on with the show. However, he didn't impress the judges and was the first acted voted out at the end of the show.

Young Irishman Jordan O'Keefe is clearly going to be a hit with the ladies according to Alesha Dixon but he has the talent to back up his good looks. His risky cover of the Whitney Houston and Dolly Parton classic I Will Always Love You won over a sceptical Simon and had the rest of the judges showering him with praise.

Gospel singers Incognito also made their mark with Alesha telling them, "You brought the soul to BGT and I loved that!"

The highest praise of the night went to shadow dancers Attraction after they reduced most of the judges to tears with a moving performance about life and death. Surely they will go on to greater and greater things after tonight?

David Walliams told them, “It’s quite simply one of the most beautiful things we have ever, ever seen," as Amanda, Alesha and even Simon wiped away tears.

Before the results of the vote, last years superstars Ashley and Pudsey gave a special performance of Michael Jackson's Thriller that was so good it could have raised the dead.

It was almost a formality that Attraction would win the public vote but no-one could have been expecting the tense stand-off for second place when ventriloquist Steve Hewlett found himself in the top three and facing the judges vote between himself and Jordan O'Keefe.

With the Judges vote split equally between the two performers, it fell to Ant to announce that the act the public preferred was Jordon O'Keefe. At the sound of his name the Irish singer shouted and hugged Ant in complete joy.

In next weeks final, Attraction and Jordan O'Keefe will face-off against singers Arisxandra Libantino, Gabz, Asanda and Richard and Adam, comedian Jack Carroll, impersonator Francine Lewis, vocal group Luminites and young dancing stars Pre-Skool. It's one of the greatest line-ups of talent that the show has ever witnessed so make sure you catch the Britain's Got Talent Final next Saturday June 8th on STV.

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