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Henry VIII
03 Apr 14 23:36
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7.15pm  Saturday 12th April          http://www.itv.com/britainsgottalent/

Simon Cowell @SimonCowell  ·  24h ago
I just watched the first cut of Britains Got Talent. It is fantastic.


Well he'd hardly say it was sh1t but he is in the revitalise frame of mind.
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Report hemsby June 4, 2014 6:12 AM BST
@Ed_StarOnSunday: BGT: Impressionist Jon Clegg has been picked as the wildcard act for Saturday's final, according to The Sun
Report CLYDEBANK29 June 4, 2014 8:08 AM BST
Morning campers.  Don't let anyone put you off your Lettice punt GB although I think she'll need close to a miracle.  Still a fiver available to nick laying Light Balance for anyone who's exposure limit won't be affected.  Always the minutest chance someone will pull out allowing a 2nd wildcard I suppose.  One of the two dance acts will probably finish last imo, whichever one has the worst combined performance and draw.
Report George Bailey June 4, 2014 9:11 AM BST
Lettice and darcy on bbc now. Danny boy.
Report George Bailey June 4, 2014 9:16 AM BST
Lettice has more than just a niche support base but I accept that it almost certainly won't be enough. On early damned by faint praise and so toast. Sometimes its just nice to look at a huge green cheaply bought and dream.
Report CLYDEBANK29 June 4, 2014 9:56 AM BST
Outstanding performances on the night such as those by Diversity and Steve Hewlett could always change things significantly, although I don't really see it in this field.  We do know some singing acts will be ramped to the rafters, so for something to beat that it's got be something special.  I think Darcy ew is the alternative to the faves.  He won't be pimped and it would mean 2 foreign winners in a row, but being foreign for a magician probably adds to the mystique.  He's a class act, and with so many singers, and unless his act on the night is carp, I think at worst he's going to be knocking on the door of the top 3.  Should BAM's vote not materialise, this could be won by a very low percentage.
Report George Bailey June 4, 2014 12:12 PM BST
Yes Clyde that is what I have been saying re a low % winning in a close year.....even sub 20% is possible hence some hope for the likes of Lettice....Danny Boy...tears   whoknows?

Rat Pack 18%
Collabro 18%
BAM 16%
Lucy 14%
Darcy 10%
Yanis 8%
Clegg 9%
James 8%
Paddy 7%
Lettice ?

That's over 100%
Report bearcub June 4, 2014 1:19 PM BST
So Lettuce a minus score then Cool
Report hemsby June 4, 2014 2:21 PM BST
From the official site....

Funny man Jon Clegg will be making an impression in the Final after being announced as the Wild Card.

The comedian who impersonated Simon Cowell in his audition, lost out to Darcy Oake and Collabro in his semi-final but will now go head-to-head with the 10 top acts on Saturday.
"I'm on top of the world," Jon told us. "I thought I was in with a chance but there were so many strong contenders for the Wild Card.

"I thought Bailey had a good chance - he is hugely talented. Also Light Balance, Innova and Jodi."

Jon has just three days to prepare for the Final but said he was working on a new routine just in case he got the call.

Fans can expect to see some familiar characters as well as a few surprises.

"I've got quite a few new impressions planned for the Final," Jon said. "But I'll be bringing out a few favourites too. I'd say the act will be 75 per cent new material.

"I'm actually working for the next few days but I'll be rehearsing to to make sure I'm 100 per cent ready. I've actually got a couple of gigs. They will give me a chance to try out some new material without giving too much away."

Jon's impressionist father who's footsteps he followed in is hoping to be in the audience for the Final.

As well as receiving strong support from his family, Jon has picked up plenty of fans from further afield.

"My dad is absolutely over the moon," Jon said. "He's so made up for me.

"Joe Pasquale tweeted me well done after I impersonated him. I've had loads of comments about my Ant and Dec. That seems to be the favourite."

Clegg Love (Jon not Nick)
Report bearcub June 4, 2014 2:32 PM BST
If he can cut out the crap parts of his act he stands a chance

Far too much tumbleweed in his semi

Steve Hewlett was only .7% behind Richard and Adam from trap 4 last year

Wont beat Yanis though Love
Report mach June 4, 2014 2:35 PM BST
I had trouble working out he was doing in hie performances LaughLaugh I wish i had
Report hemsby June 4, 2014 2:45 PM BST
Yep.... A lot of dross in the 2 routines we've seen,but also a few good impressions,especially the Ant & Dec ones.Marge Simpson and Louis Walsh not bad either.
Report bearcub June 4, 2014 4:01 PM BST
Are you happy that Jon Clegg has been named the Britain's Got Talent wild card?
Yes - I thought he was hilarious!
60.13%
No - I wanted someone else!
39.87%
Report George Bailey June 4, 2014 4:20 PM BST
Not like Cowell to give the public what they want
Report five leaves left June 4, 2014 6:05 PM BST
The public gets what the public wants, but I want nothing his society's got
Report Jim Duncan June 4, 2014 6:17 PM BST
...are you going underground figgy or just down in the tube station?
Report Jim Duncan June 4, 2014 6:20 PM BST
...did anyone ever tell you you should strive for more?
Report five leaves left June 4, 2014 6:30 PM BST
Just watching life from a window
Report bearcub June 4, 2014 6:36 PM BST
Scared of the seagulls 3/1
Waiting for carer      7/4
Peeping tom            4/5
Window cleaner         9/1
Report five leaves left June 4, 2014 6:43 PM BST
500 to win 400 on peeping tom
Report George Bailey June 4, 2014 6:44 PM BST
waiting for pizza guy 1.8

waiting for Miss Whiplash  no offers
Report five leaves left June 4, 2014 6:44 PM BST
Did anyone see the cash up to back Bailey for top 3 @ 26? Alex mentioned it on twitter. I layed 20 of it. It looks like there was 50 up
Report five leaves left June 4, 2014 6:47 PM BST
Very strange. I can only assume someone left it up by mistake. Or a late 2nd WC Shocked
Report five leaves left June 4, 2014 6:50 PM BST

Jun 4, 2014 -- 12:44PM, George Bailey wrote:


waiting for pizza guy 1.8waiting for Miss Whiplash  no offers


Curry tonight

Report George Bailey June 4, 2014 6:53 PM BST
Insider trading....reported Shocked
Report timbuctooth June 4, 2014 8:35 PM BST
five leaves left 04 Jun 14 18:47 
Very strange. I can only assume someone left it up by mistake. Or a late 2nd WC

If Paddy is injured again?
Report timbuctooth June 4, 2014 8:37 PM BST
Although still unlikely to be him. And, even if it is, he can`t be top 3. Your money`s safe.+
Report five leaves left June 4, 2014 9:18 PM BST
A small chance of Paddy struggling and Bailey being the reserve, but as you say, he'd have very little chance of top 3 anyway.
I won't lose any sleep
Report bearcub June 4, 2014 9:58 PM BST
‪#‎BGT‬ Finalists Collabro, Jack Pack and James Smith are performing LIVE on London's South Bank Thursday 5th June from 11.30am.
Report mach June 5, 2014 12:03 PM BST
on itv now, this morning,
Report mach June 5, 2014 12:14 PM BST
Paddy on the mend but mot 100%, says they are adapting the routine, enough info for me to bail out completely
James sang Crazy, did a decent job
Report mach June 5, 2014 12:14 PM BST
*not
Report mach June 5, 2014 12:26 PM BST
Lucy doing a well known opera song
lettice played little of Danny boy
Jack pack closed the show, very underwhelming, the lead singer was fine, the rest not good enough
Report mach June 5, 2014 12:28 PM BST
Jon Clegg struggled to be funny
Report hemsby June 5, 2014 3:33 PM BST
Caught Darcy's interview on Radio 1 early.Sounded like he has just one illusion.....words such as epic,dangerous and risky were used to describe it Plain
Report George Bailey June 5, 2014 3:35 PM BST
Played danny boy yesterday too. Does that mean she will be playing it in the final? Fits the description. I will settle for it and the GBP will prefer it to the overwrought semi performance.
Report mach June 5, 2014 3:51 PM BST
I doubt it, they try to keep that stuff a surprise
Report mach June 5, 2014 4:00 PM BST
I'm watching the bit I missed from 'this morning' on the ITV player, they force you to run about five minutes of adverts 1st
Report bearcub June 5, 2014 4:24 PM BST

Jun 5, 2014 -- 9:33AM, hemsby wrote:


Caught Darcy's interview on Radio 1 early.Sounded like he has just one illusion.....words such as epic,dangerous and risky were used to describe it


Will be the fiery jaws of death while in a straight jacket then Cry

I backed him this morning Sad

Report mach June 5, 2014 4:26 PM BST
Collabro opened the BGT segment, subtle, sound quality was poor.
Darcy did not say much, Holly asks if he will have his top off on Saturday
The addict initiative, doing new routine
Bam come across as annoying as hellWink, or cute.
Report bearcub June 5, 2014 4:29 PM BST
I've got as far as the article on shell suits coming back into fashion Plain
Report mach June 5, 2014 4:43 PM BST
The BGT bit starts in the 2nd last segment

Watched James again, liked him alot, backed him @9/1 win without collabro and Bam, and laid Bam for top three
Report bearcub June 5, 2014 4:52 PM BST
John Clegg says he knew about the wildcard 2 days ago
Report Jim Duncan June 5, 2014 6:06 PM BST
...what's funny about that?
Report George Bailey June 5, 2014 6:14 PM BST
...what's funny about his act?
Report bearcub June 5, 2014 6:18 PM BST
What's funny about what?
Report George Bailey June 5, 2014 7:23 PM BST
Are you being funny?
Report Jim Duncan June 5, 2014 8:58 PM BST
...does anyone ever laugh at John Clegg's jokes?
Report George Bailey June 5, 2014 9:02 PM BST
Only when they are funny
Report five leaves left June 6, 2014 12:31 AM BST
About as funny as NIck Clegg
Report Henry VIII June 6, 2014 9:56 AM BST
Cowell:
“I genuinely think that, having gone through their songs, the favourites to win are Bars And Melody and Collabro.”

http://tellymix.co.uk/reality-tv/the-x-factor/185170-britains-got-talent-2014-simon-cowell-admits-acts-havent-been-great.html#ixzz33qc4hI5l
Report stu June 6, 2014 10:02 AM BST
Quote from Cowell there...“I am trying to judge things that aren’t good and I get grumpy on the bad acts.”

Yet he gets a class act like Jodi Bird...and votes her off the show...what a Tw@T!
Report Henry VIII June 6, 2014 10:22 AM BST
Have to disagree Stu. She's sexless and unattractive, the West End may have her.
Report bearcub June 6, 2014 10:23 AM BST
Harsh
Report stu June 6, 2014 10:27 AM BST
Yep, have to echo bear there henry - not sure why sex has much to do with talent? She's a singer.
Report Henry VIII June 6, 2014 10:35 AM BST
If the mordacious bear calls me harsh I need to have a long hard look in the mirror.
Report mach June 6, 2014 10:42 AM BST
Jodi Bird was a horror, very punchable kid
Report stu June 6, 2014 10:44 AM BST
Seems I've started an ad hominen attack upon her! (poor from this forum IMO)
However, I still don't see how she was not very talented if that was the thing Cowell was bemoaning!
Report bearcub June 6, 2014 11:10 AM BST
Will people stop calling me things I have to google Cry
Report Henry VIII June 6, 2014 11:13 AM BST
It's not ad hominen at all. It's entirely relevant to whether she could have won or whether she'll be successful.

(But it's not relevant to us or BGT oc)
Report Henry VIII June 6, 2014 11:16 AM BST
For Bear:

Ad hominem when it is used in English refers to the unfair or illogical argumentum ad hominem, and not to the literal Latin phrase ad hominem.
Report bearcub June 6, 2014 11:21 AM BST
For Henry:

Thanks
Report Henry VIII June 6, 2014 11:23 AM BST
Laugh the fun we have
Report mach June 6, 2014 11:35 AM BST
I read the wiki for Ad hominem , I had to stop when my head started to hurtScared
Report five leaves left June 6, 2014 11:39 AM BST
Jodi was a typically annoying stag school kid. Not as annoying as many, but never really a runner
Report stu June 6, 2014 1:57 PM BST
Not sure people seem to be getting my point: Cowell said there was no 'talent' (which apparently annoyed him, yeeeeaah ok....), she had 'talent' (as a singer). Was merely pointing out he was talking like a tw't as usual...
Report stu June 6, 2014 1:57 PM BST
she had more talent than the teenie magnet lad that sang later and prob stuffed her in the vote.
Report George Bailey June 7, 2014 1:45 PM BST
Flip flop cometh. BAM my biggest red.
Report George Bailey June 7, 2014 1:50 PM BST
off topic but exquisite watching inverdale interviewing bartoli now on itv after calling her ugly last year...#awkward. Sharapova odds against to lose the first set I see.
Report George Bailey June 7, 2014 2:06 PM BST
The flip has flopped. Amanda said Collabro had hacked up so no surprise. I have BAM not winning so staying loyal to that despite twitter.
Report attitude adjuster June 7, 2014 2:27 PM BST
just one backer seemed responsible for the BAM price drop..once the 2.34 lay got sorted the inevitable drift started.
Report George Bailey June 7, 2014 2:29 PM BST

Jun 7, 2014 -- 7:50AM, George Bailey wrote:


off topic but exquisite watching inverdale interviewing bartoli now on itv after calling her ugly last year...#awkward. Sharapova odds against to lose the first set I see.


buy at 2.12 sell at 1.29 Wink

Report squares June 7, 2014 2:30 PM BST
they remind me of a young Hall & Oates Plain
Report George Bailey June 7, 2014 2:30 PM BST
I have laid BAM top 3 but stupidly at 1.25 when they have traded at 1.1 today I think
Report King Cally June 7, 2014 2:31 PM BST
Is the running order public yet?
Report George Bailey June 7, 2014 2:33 PM BST
nah
Report George Bailey June 7, 2014 2:35 PM BST
Except we know Cowell will be pimping BAM and Collabro but can't see two singing acts closing the show...need something like a violinist to break it up a bit.
Report CLYDEBANK29 June 7, 2014 3:12 PM BST
looking at the market I'd say it's
9. P+N
10. Lucy
11. Collabro
Report Cider June 7, 2014 5:01 PM BST
A forecast market has been added on here.
Report George Bailey June 7, 2014 5:53 PM BST
TV Polls out

2. Who do you want to Win Britain's Got Talent 2014?
Answer Options     Response Percent
Bars & Melody (Singers)     23%
Collabro (Musical Singers)     22%
Jack Pack (Swing Singers)     15%
Lucy Kay (Opera Singer)     6%
Darcy Oake (Magician)     11%
James Smith (Singer)     5%
Paddy & Nico (Dancers)     3%
Lettice Rowbotham (Violinist)     11%
The Addict Initiative (Dancers)     1%
Yanis, Arnaud & Mehdi (Dancers)     2%
Jon Clegg (Impressionist)     2%
          
          
3. Who's your 2nd Favourite Act?
Answer Options     Response Percent
Bars & Melody (Singers)     6%
Collabro (Musical Singers)     15%
Jack Pack (Swing Singers)     14%
Lucy Kay (Opera Singer)     15%
Darcy Oake (Magician)     9%
James Smith (Singer)     5%
Paddy & Nico (Dancers)     3%
Lettice Rowbotham (Violinist)     5%
The Addict Initiative (Dancers)     6%
Yanis, Arnaud & Mehdi (Dancers)     6%
Jon Clegg (Impressionist)     15%
          
          
4. Who's your LEAST Favourite Act?
Answer Options     Response Percent
Bars & Melody (Singers)     26%
Collabro (Musical Singers)     8%
Jack Pack (Swing Singers)     2%
Lucy Kay (Opera Singer)     3%
Darcy Oake (Magician)     2%
James Smith (Singer)     6%
Paddy & Nico (Dancers)     22%
Lettice Rowbotham (Violinist)     8%
The Addict Initiative (Dancers)     9%
Yanis, Arnaud & Mehdi (Dancers)     12%
Jon Clegg (Impressionist)     3%
          
          
5. Who do you THINK will win Britain's Got Talent 2014?
Answer Options     Response Percent
Bars & Melody (Singers)     31%
Collabro (Musical Singers)     22%
Jack Pack (Swing Singers)     8%
Lucy Kay (Opera Singer)     6%
Darcy Oake (Magician)     3%
James Smith (Singer)     2%
Paddy & Nico (Dancers)     10%
Lettice Rowbotham (Violinist)     3%
The Addict Initiative (Dancers)     1%
Yanis, Arnaud & Mehdi (Dancers)     0%
Jon Clegg (Impressionist)     2%
DON'T KNOW     14%
          
          
          
          
8. Which Act Most DESERVES to win?
Answer Options     Response Percent
Bars & Melody (Singers)     19%
Collabro (Musical Singers)     19%
Jack Pack (Swing Singers)     8%
Lucy Kay (Opera Singer)     17%
Darcy Oake (Magician)     8%
James Smith (Singer)     5%
Paddy & Nico (Dancers)     8%
Lettice Rowbotham (Violinist)     6%
The Addict Initiative (Dancers)     2%
Yanis, Arnaud & Mehdi (Dancers)     2%
Jon Clegg (Impressionist)     9%
          
          
9. Which is the Most TALENTED Act?
Answer Options     Response Percent
Bars & Melody (Singers)     5%
Collabro (Musical Singers)     14%
Jack Pack (Swing Singers)     9%
Lucy Kay (Opera Singer)     12%
Darcy Oake (Magician)     20%
James Smith (Singer)     3%
Paddy & Nico (Dancers)     5%
Lettice Rowbotham (Violinist)     17%
The Addict Initiative (Dancers)     3%
Yanis, Arnaud & Mehdi (Dancers)     8%
Jon Clegg (Impressionist)     5%
Report timbuctooth June 7, 2014 6:27 PM BST
Just laid Toju, £1.50 at 1000. Who waits until an hour before the final to cash in a £1500 red? Just that big green on Ricky to get rid of now...
Report TheMadness June 7, 2014 6:37 PM BST
In what sense could a magician be the most talented?
Report Cider June 7, 2014 10:14 PM BST
Not very close

Final

Collabro 26.5%

Lucy Kay 17.0%

Bars & Melody 14.3%

Jack Pack 10.6%

Darcy Oake 8.5%

James Smith 6.9%

Jon Clegg 5.2%

Lettice Rowbotham 4.0%

Paddy & Nico 3.6%

The Addict Initiative 2.4%

Yanis, Arnaud & Mehdi 1.0%

SemiFinal 1
Collabro 62.3%

Darcy Oake 15.5%

Jon Clegg 9.4%

CountryVive 4.0%

Micky Dumoulin 3.0%

Lauren & Terrell 2.8%

Patsy May 1.3%

Christian Spridon 0.9%

Henrietta Adewole 0.8%

SemiFinal 2

James Smith 41.3%

Jodi Bird 16.5%

The Addict Initiative 11.4%

Mini Moves 7.3%

Ed Drewett 7.0%

BoldDog FMX Team 6.4%

SweetChix 5.5%

Ricky K 4.1%

Kony Puppets 0.5%

SemiFinal 3

Lucy Kay 45.8%

Yanis, Arnaud & Mehdi 21.5%

Cartel 11.5%

Ellis Chick 9.7%

Reaformed 5.2%

Sam Jones 2.4%

Crazy Rouge 1.9%

Kitty & Rosie 1.5%

Brian Chan 0.5%

SemiFinal 4

Bars & Melody 47.5%

Lettice Rowbotham 16.8%

Innova Irish Dance Co 13.8%

Light Balance 11.7%

Eva Iglesias 5.6%

Toju 1.9%

Kieran & Sarah 1.5%

Pyroterra 0.7%

Allan Turner-Ward 0.5%

SemiFinal 5

Jack Pack 57.0%

Paddy & Nico 13.9%

Bailey McConnell 12.4%

Jenson Zhu 4.1%

Kings & Queens 3.5%

La Voix & LGBB 3.3%

Andrew Derbyshire 2.3%

Kieran Lai 2.0%

Peat Loaf & Elaine 1.5%
Report George Bailey June 7, 2014 10:30 PM BST
Amanda said they p1ssed the semi and they got 62%......that should have been enough for us shrewdies
Report five leaves left June 7, 2014 10:35 PM BST
TVpolls , who deserves to win, question more accurate again. It picked the top 3
Report Henry VIII June 7, 2014 10:38 PM BST
No George, Richard & Adam (came 3rd) got 66% in their semi. Attraction (winner) got 59% in theirs.
Report mugptr June 7, 2014 10:43 PM BST
Collabro walked it 26.5 beat lucy by nearly 10%
Report mugptr June 7, 2014 10:44 PM BST
Whoops
Report George Bailey June 7, 2014 10:53 PM BST

Jun 7, 2014 -- 4:38PM, Henry VIII wrote:


No George, Richard & Adam (came 3rd) got 66% in their semi. Attraction (winner) got 59% in theirs.


I still would have piled in if I knew they had beaten Darcy by 47%

Report timbuctooth June 7, 2014 10:53 PM BST
No real shocks, no real hard luck stories.
Report George Bailey June 7, 2014 11:20 PM BST
Jodi came second in the pv I see.  Jack Pack hacked up against Paddy which is how I had it but didn't go all in. Definitely the bet of the series.
Report GeorgeBrush June 7, 2014 11:42 PM BST
Nice to see a few instincts confirmed . Paddy and nico especially
Report George Bailey June 7, 2014 11:46 PM BST
Nice to see the MEMs still decide these things.
Report GeorgeBrush June 7, 2014 11:52 PM BST
Yep. Without jp the colonbro's would have won by a street
Report George Bailey June 8, 2014 12:13 AM BST
I had it close between the two so couldn't really back too big. Always a danger of MEM vote splitting letting the kids in.  It was obvious 25% would be more than enoughbut that could have worked for or against you.
Report George Bailey June 8, 2014 12:16 AM BST
The other confirmation (though bear is too cold a fish to understand) is the need for the emotional connect.  Lots of "goosebump" tweets for the first two. JP just too slick and no emotional connect with Darcey or BAM. You need a reason to vote.
Report bearcub June 8, 2014 12:19 AM BST
Your aftertiming posts always make more sense than your pre results posts Bails Crazy
Report GeorgeBrush June 8, 2014 12:19 AM BST
Laugh
Report GeorgeBrush June 8, 2014 12:20 AM BST
In fairness I goose bumped over Lucy. Prolly summat to do with what price I could lay the green
Report George Bailey June 8, 2014 12:22 AM BST
The emotional connect discussion was days ago bear Wink
Report Cider June 8, 2014 12:22 AM BST
Dutched earlier today Collabro and Lucy were about 42%
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