Britain’s Got Talent semi-final of the 2020 series will air this weekend.
The ITV show is making a comeback after the semi-finals and final were pushed back due to the coronavirus crisis.
Britain’s Got Talent semi-final show will kick off on ITV tonight at 8pm.
The contestants on the second line up are dancing duo from London Aaron and Jasmine, comedian from Liverpool Allan Finnegan and school choir Class Dynamix.
They’ll be joined by Amanda and Miracle, a magic dog act from Inverness-shire, Scotland and Souparnika Nair, a singer from Bury St Edmunds.
London magician Damien O’Brien will also be performing. Dance act The Coven and Amanda’s golden buzzer act, Honey & Sammy, a mother and daughter duo Honey, 14, and Sammy, 43 will also fight for a place in the finals.
Music mogul Simon Cowell, actress Amanda Holden, singer Alesha Dixon, comedian David Walliams were set to be on the BGT judging panel this year.
Simon Cowell has now asked Diversity’s Ashley Banjo to step in for him on the show after the music mogul broke his back on an e-bike.
Amanda Holden, who has been a judge on the show since 2007, reportedly signed a £3 million deal to continue on BGT for another three years at the beginning of this year.
Britain’s favourite double act Ant & Dec are also back to present the show this year.
BGT will trial a virtual audience, according to judge Alesha Dixon.
The semi-finals – which usually go out live, across a week – will now be pre-recorded due to social distancing guidelines.
A source previously told The Sun bosses are prepared to crown a winner without an audience, saying: “If guidelines change and they can get in a crowd using social distancing, they’ll consider it. But for the moment, the only people present will be a small crew and the judges, Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams.”
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There are two parts to the prize on offer for this year’s contestants.
First, the cash prize of £250,000 – an amount that has stayed the same in recent series of the show, but in its first series was lower.
Then the winner will get the chance to to perform at the Royal Variety Performance.