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Britain’s Got Talent: Amanda Holden gives teen boyband Chapter 13 her GOLDEN BUZZER

Amanda Holden used her golden buzzer on Saturday night’s Britain’s Got Talent to award to boy band Chapter 13 after being blown away by their performance.

The group of 14 and 15 year old singers, who hail from Shropshire, Bucks, Chester and London respectively, impressed with their rock n’ roll takes on classic songs. 

The presenter, 48, was so happy with the ‘incredible’ teenagers that she claimed: ‘I just know you’re going to win the whole show.’

Britain's Got Talent: Giddy Amanda Holden gave teen boyband Chapter 13 her Golden Buzzer... as she insisted they'll 'win the WHOLE show' on Saturday night

Britain’s Got Talent: Giddy Amanda Holden gave teen boyband Chapter 13 her Golden Buzzer… as she insisted they’ll ‘win the WHOLE show’ on Saturday night

As the boys celebrated their win, Amanda ran up on stage to congratulate them and said: ‘congratulations, I could not resist, you were absolutely fantastic. You’re so welcome that was brilliant, so good.’

Alesha Dixon then went on to tell them: ‘The musicianship was outstanding you were so impressive.’

While David Walliams continued to heap on the praise as he said in his deliberation: ‘It was so refreshing that you were so brilliant and they were original versions of those songs. You came, you conquered.’ 

Simon Cowell showed his more emotional side as he told the boys they were sure to inspire kids around the country with their act, before likening them to 2000s boyband Busted.  

Proud of them: As the boys celebrated their win, Amanda ran up on stage to congratulate them and praised them: 'congratulations, I could not resist'

Proud of them: As the boys celebrated their win, Amanda ran up on stage to congratulate them and praised them: ‘congratulations, I could not resist’

Doing well: The group of 14 and 15 year old singers, who hail from Shropshire, Bucks, Chester and London respectively, impressed with their rock n' roll takes on classic songs

Doing well: The group of 14 and 15 year old singers, who hail from Shropshire, Bucks, Chester and London respectively, impressed with their rock n’ roll takes on classic songs

Impressed: Simon Cowell showed his more emotional side whilst telling the boys that they were sure to inspire kids around the country, before likening them to 2000s boyband Busted

Impressed: Simon Cowell showed his more emotional side whilst telling the boys that they were sure to inspire kids around the country, before likening them to 2000s boyband Busted 

Delighted: The teens were beside themselves with excitement as Amanda pressed the buzzer

Delighted: The teens were beside themselves with excitement as Amanda pressed the buzzer

Meanwhile Colin Thackery wowed with his emotional rendition of The Wind Beneath My Wings in honour of his late wife Joan, three years after her death.  

Colin served in the Royal Artillery for 25 years and went to war in Korea just two weeks after marrying Joan, and they were together for more than 60 years. 

Colin had two children and four grandchildren with Joan, and they lived together in Norwich until her death.   

Moving: Meanwhile Colin Thackery wowed the judges and the audience with his emotional rendition of The Wind Beneath My Wings in honour of his late wife Joan

Moving: Meanwhile Colin Thackery wowed the judges and the audience with his emotional rendition of The Wind Beneath My Wings in honour of his late wife Joan

Sweet: Colin served in the Royal Artillery for 25 years and went to war in Korea just two weeks after marrying Joan. She passed away three years ago after more than 60 years of marriage

Sweet: Colin served in the Royal Artillery for 25 years and went to war in Korea just two weeks after marrying Joan. She passed away three years ago after more than 60 years of marriage

Ahead of his audition, Colin emotionally spoke of her final moments and explained in his VT that Joan tragically passed away in his arms.

He then went on to say: ‘I think she would be rather chuffed really, I loved to sing for her because she was truly the wind beneath my wings.’ 

Following his magnificent performance, which left most people in the audience in floods of tears, Colin was given a standing ovation by everyone in the room. 

Incredibly moving: Following his magnificent performance, which left most people in the audience in floods of tears, Colin was given a standing ovation by everyone in the room

Incredibly moving: Following his magnificent performance, which left most people in the audience in floods of tears, Colin was given a standing ovation by everyone in the room

Heroic: The war hero served in the Royal Artillery for 25 years and went to war in Korea just two weeks after marrying Joan

Heroic: The war hero served in the Royal Artillery for 25 years and went to war in Korea just two weeks after marrying Joan

David, who had previously met Colin before his audition, gushed: ‘Oh Colin there is not a dry eye in the house, it was just the most perfect tribute and you sang with such heart that it effected us deeply, it was beautiful.’

Alesha then told him: ‘Oh Colin I really, really loved that, you showed to everyone that it’s never too late to do the things you love and sing about the people you love.’

While Amanda added: ‘As I was listening to the words I realised I didn’t think before about HOW all the men and women fighting for our country were the wind beneath our wings, because we wouldn’t be here without you, thank you.

Giving Colin his fourth yes, Simon added: ‘You are what this show is all about so thank you.’ 

Emotional: David, who had previously met Colin before his audition, gushed: 'Oh Colin there is not a dry eye in the house, it was just the most perfect tribute'

Emotional: David, who had previously met Colin before his audition, gushed: ‘Oh Colin there is not a dry eye in the house, it was just the most perfect tribute’

The show was also subject to fixing claims by fans, after magic act Brotherhood performed a dangerous act on Saturday’s edition of the show.

The tantalisingly intense act saw the group of masked men ask co-host Declan Donnelly to place a sword underneath one of four empty carton boxes which they would then fall onto.

They then asked judge Simon to pick three envelopes at random to decide which numbered box the trio would jump onto.

Unhappy: Magic act Brotherhood sparked fix claims with pulse-racing sword performance... as viewers insisted Declan Donnelly and judges REHEARSED in advance

Unhappy: Magic act Brotherhood sparked fix claims with pulse-racing sword performance… as viewers insisted Declan Donnelly and judges REHEARSED in advance

Dramatic: The intense act saw the group of masked men ask co-host Declan Donnelly to place a sword underneath one of four empty carton boxes which they would then fall onto

Dramatic: The intense act saw the group of masked men ask co-host Declan Donnelly to place a sword underneath one of four empty carton boxes which they would then fall onto

During the heart-racing performance, the magicians jumped onto the fourth, third and first box one at a time, and luckily came out unscathed.

After seeing them perform, Simon joked: ‘Next time how about we have two boxes and David do it and I choose the boxes.’

While Amanda told them: ‘As a dangerous concept i think it was a really thrilling act.’

You decide: They then asked judge Simon to pick three envelopes at random to decide which numbered box the trio would jump onto

You decide: They then asked judge Simon to pick three envelopes at random to decide which numbered box the trio would jump onto

Intense: During the heart-racing performance, the magicians jumped onto the fourth, third and first box one at a time, and luckily came out unscathed

Intense: During the heart-racing performance, the magicians jumped onto the fourth, third and first box one at a time, and luckily came out unscathed 

While Alesha added: ‘It was very different and I’d like to see more.’  

They did then reveal that the sword was under the second box the whole time, and received four yeses from the judges. 

Despite being heaped with praise by the judges, fans of the show were sceptical that the act wasn’t staged. 

Not convinced: While they did then reveal that the sword was under the second box the whole time, fans of the show were sceptical that the act wasn't staged

Not convinced: While they did then reveal that the sword was under the second box the whole time, fans of the show were sceptical that the act wasn’t staged

One user blasted: ‘You reckon DEC gave them a little signal so they didn’t DIE.’

While another said: ‘That’s it Dec..act like you never did this in rehearsal. Good lad!’

One user took a more rational approach as they wrote: ‘These acts are the most fun to watch but let’s face it, it it’s made tv, nothing will go wrong.’

Another explained: ‘basic slight of hand trick dressed up as death defying illusion. Watch his hands as he picks out the numbers.’

Enjoyed it: After seeing them perform, Simon joked, 'Next time how about we have two boxes and David do it and I choose the boxes'

Enjoyed it: After seeing them perform, Simon joked, ‘Next time how about we have two boxes and David do it and I choose the boxes’

Meanwhile, Russel T. Bird’s performance was marred with technical difficulties as his electric keyboard guitar didn’t work.

Despite the issues the 71-year-old kept going, even as Ant, Dec, Simon and David all stepped up to try and help him, as Amanda and Alesha acted as his backup dancers.

Eventually the judges were able to get the keyboard guitar working again, and they then asked Russell to start from the top.

Giving it his all, the singer looked delighted as the audience and the judges stood up and clapped along with him while he performed. 

Funnyman: Meanwhile, Russel T. Bird's performance was marred with technical difficulties as his electric keyboard guitar didn't work

Funnyman: Meanwhile, Russel T. Bird’s performance was marred with technical difficulties as his electric keyboard guitar didn’t work

 

Helping hand: Despite the issues the 71-year-old kept going, even as Ant, Dec, Simon and David all stepped up to try and help him, as Amanda and Alesha acted as his backup dancers

Helping hand: Despite the issues the 71-year-old kept going, even as Ant, Dec, Simon and David all stepped up to try and help him, as Amanda and Alesha acted as his backup dancers

Pleased: Giving it his all, the singer looked delighted as the audience and the judges stood up and clapped along with him while he performed

Pleased: Giving it his all, the singer looked delighted as the audience and the judges stood up and clapped along with him while he performed

Going on to give him their critiques, David said: ‘The weird thing was after all that you didn’t play it that much, just a few notes. Well, look, it was a wonderfully exuberant performance, I loved it it was joyous.’

Alesha agreed, as she said: ‘It didn’t matter that you couldn’t play, didn’t play, I enjoyed it and I love your voice.’

While Amanda said he ‘threw amazing shapes’ but the performance ‘was better when it didn’t work’.

Simon compared Russel to Doc Brown in Back To The Future, and said he loved his voice before giving him his fourth yes of the night. 

Stunning: Cuban dance duo Julio, 27, and Maite, 23, gave an breathtaking performance which saw them perform mind-blowing acrobatics together

Stunning: Cuban dance duo Julio, 27, and Maite, 23, gave an breathtaking performance which saw them perform mind-blowing acrobatics together

Wow! Following their routine, David said: 'We've seen acrobatic acts before but we haven't seen it in this romantic setting there is a beautiful chemistry between you two'

Wow! Following their routine, David said: ‘We’ve seen acrobatic acts before but we haven’t seen it in this romantic setting there is a beautiful chemistry between you two’

Cuban dance duo Julio, 27, and Maite, 23, gave an breathtaking performance which saw them perform mind-blowing acrobatics together.

The couple portrayed a beautiful yet emotional story through their dancing, and the loved-up pair received a standing ovation after they finished.

Following their routine, David said: ‘We’ve seen acrobatic acts before but we haven’t seen it in this romantic setting there is a beautiful chemistry between you two.’

Amanda went next, and added: ‘You make it look easy and it must be one of the most difficult things to do, your strength your grace.’ 

Simon praised them for their ‘great chemistry’, and the duo were immediately sent to the next round with four yeses under their belt. 

Incredible strength: Julio and Maite were phenomenal during their performance

Incredible strength: Julio and Maite were phenomenal during their performance

Gripping: The couple portrayed a beautiful yet emotional story through their dancing, and the loved-up pair received a standing ovation after they finished

Gripping: The couple portrayed a beautiful yet emotional story through their dancing, and the loved-up pair received a standing ovation after they finished

London-based magician Ben Hart also wowed with his act, which saw him start by conjuring up an egg from a piece of confetti, while bouncing it on a fan in front of the judges.

Simon looked on in disbelief at the trick, but Ben didn’t stop there as he enlisted the help of a member of the audience to test out his tesla-coil powered contraption.

The magic act saw him transport the volunteer from one cage to another which was on the opposite side of the stage.

Mysterious: London-based magician Ben Hart also wowed with his Victorian-themed act

Mysterious: London-based magician Ben Hart also wowed with his Victorian-themed act

How did he do that? His performance saw him start by conjuring up an egg from a piece of confetti, while bouncing it on a fan in front of the judges

Making a point: To show that it was a real egg, Ben cracked it into a glass to uproarious applause

How did he do that? His performance saw him start by conjuring up an egg from a piece of confetti, while bouncing it on a fan in front of the judges

After leaving the judges in stunned silence with his tricks, David said: ‘Well you are a man of mystery aren’t you, Simon you look very confused.’

To which the music mogul responded: ‘That was unbelievable, the egg and that, that was unbelievable!’  

Alesha then told the young magician: ‘I love to hate those kinds of acts because that’s done my head in. It’s exciting to see what you’re going to do next because that was amazing.’ 

Simon then joked: ‘Yeah if I was going to give you one piece of constructive criticism that would have been a gorilla in that.’  

Now you see her: Simon looked on in disbelief at the trick, but Ben didn't stop there as he enlisted the help of a member of the audience to test out his tesla-coil powered contraption

Now you see her: Simon looked on in disbelief at the trick, but Ben didn’t stop there as he enlisted the help of a member of the audience to test out his tesla-coil powered contraption

Transportation: The magic act saw him transport the volunteer from one cage to another which was on the opposite side of the stage

Transportation: The magic act saw him transport the volunteer from one cage to another which was on the opposite side of the stage

Politically empowered female dance troupe Khronos Girls also impressed with their performance and message that women should use their right to vote.

Dressed as Suffragettes, the group gave it their all as they danced in unison for a high-energy routine that wowed the audience and earned them four yeses. 

Amanda and Alesha were particularly moved by the group, and gave them a standing ovation to show their delight. 

Powerful: Politically empowered female dance troupe Khronos Girls also impressed with their performance and message that women should use their right to vote

Powerful: Politically empowered female dance troupe Khronos Girls also impressed with their performance and message that women should use their right to vote

Girl power: Dressed as Suffragettes, the group gave it their all as they danced in unison for a high-energy routine that wowed the audience and earned them four yeses

Girl power: Dressed as Suffragettes, the group gave it their all as they danced in unison for a high-energy routine that wowed the audience and earned them four yeses

Gushing, Amanda said: ‘Well girls I feel so proud of you, absolutely extraordinary great message, great energy.’  

Alesha couldn’t agree more, as she declared: ‘You came to set the place on fire, I felt that passion, what an incredible message, girl power.’

Simon then said to them: ‘I felt like I was watching a show in the West End, I think that was my favourite dance through the series, it was immaculate.’

High praise: Alesha declared, 'You came to set the place on fire, I felt that passion, what an incredible message, girl power'

High praise: Alesha declared, ‘You came to set the place on fire, I felt that passion, what an incredible message, girl power’

Blown away:Gushing, Amanda said: 'Well girls I feel so proud of you, absolutely extraordinary great message, great energy'

Blown away:Gushing, Amanda said: ‘Well girls I feel so proud of you, absolutely extraordinary great message, great energy’

Finally, Slovakian group Big Name Statues certainly gave the judges a surprise, as they took to the stage dressed as bronzed versions of characters like Mary Poppins, Sherlock Holmes and Charlie Chaplin’s The Tramp.

Belting out a rendition of Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody, the group entertained the judges and the public with their quirky routine. 

After they finished, David told them: ‘Well it was extraordinary, we say we want to be surprised on this show so statues singing Bohemian Rhapsody was great.’

Simon poked fun at one performer dressed as a Sphinx, saying: ‘The dog thing didn’t sing it just raised its paws up, that was my only criticism. I love this idea it works.’

The group pleased the judges panel so much they were sent through to the next round with four yeses. 

Unexpected: Big Name Statues gave the judges a surprise, as they took to the stage dressed as bronzed versions of characters like Mary Poppins and Sherlock Holmes

Unexpected: Big Name Statues gave the judges a surprise, as they took to the stage dressed as bronzed versions of characters like Mary Poppins and Sherlock Holmes

Iconic look: One performer was dressed as Charlie Chaplin in character as The Tramp

Iconic look: One performer was dressed as Charlie Chaplin in character as The Tramp

Delighting the crowd: Belting out a rendition of Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody, the group entertained the judges and the public with their quirky routine

Delighting the crowd: Belting out a rendition of Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody, the group entertained the judges and the public with their quirky routine

Daily Mail UK

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