Britain's Got Talent (series 4)

Britain's Got Talent
Series 4
Broadcast from 17 April–5 June 2010
Judges Simon Cowell
Piers Morgan
Amanda Holden
Louis Walsh (Birmingham auditions)
Presenter(s) Britain's Got Talent:
Ant & Dec
Britain's Got More Talent:
Stephen Mulhern
Broadcaster ITV1
ITV2 (Britain's Got More Talent)
Winner:
Spelbound
Runner-up
Twist and Pulse
Chronology
2010

The fourth series of Britain's Got Talent was broadcast on ITV from 17 April 2010 to 5 June 2010.[1][2] It was presented by Ant & Dec and won by gymnastic troupe Spelbound. Judges Simon Cowell, Piers Morgan and Amanda Holden returned for the televised auditions on 18 January at the Clyde Auditorium in Glasgow,[3] although this was Cowell's last year doing the auditions.[4] Auditions were then held in Manchester at the Manchester Opera House, Cardiff's Wales Millennium Centre,[5] Newcastle's Journal Tyne Theatre, Birmingham's Birmingham Hippodrome and ended on 10 February at the HMV Hammersmith Apollo in London. Due to illness, Cowell was unable to attend the filming of the Birmingham auditions and Louis Walsh stood in for him at the last minute, the first time that Cowell has missed an audition show in his entire career.[6] The next five shows were the live semi-finals, the live final and the live final results show. They were shown from 31 May to 5 June.[1] This was Morgan's last series of Britain's Got Talent, as he left to host his new show Piers Morgan Tonight in the United States.[7]

Contents

Auditions

The producer audition process took place throughout October, November and December 2009. Contestants gathered in each city to do a preliminary audition. Any successful acts were then invited to a second audition (which viewers see as the "first") during January and February 2010. The Birmingham auditions gained notable press attention as Louis Walsh replaced Simon Cowell on the judging panel as Cowell fell ill, the first time in Cowell's career that he had to miss an audition show.[8] The 6th Audition Episode that was due to be broadcast on 22 May was pushed back to 23 May due to the Champions League Final being played on that day (the 22nd).[9] Auditions were held in London, Cardiff, Manchester, Glasgow, Birmingham and Newcastle upon Tyne. This is the first year that Britain's Got Talent auditions were held in Newcastle upon Tyne, as they cancelled Britain's Got Talent Series 3's at the last minute.

Semi-finalists

On 29 May, the 40 semi-finalists selected from the almost 200 successful auditions in the First round call-backs were revealed.[10]

Key      Winner      Runner up      Third place      Finalist      Semi-finalist (lost judges' vote)
Name / name of act Age(s) Genre Act From Semi[11] Position reached
A3 13-19 Dancing Brothers dancing trio Swansea, South Wales 5 Semi-finalist
Alesia Vazmitsel 30 Gymnastics Pole dancer East London; originally from Belarus 5 Semi-finalist
Chloe Hickinbottom 10 Singing Singer Walsall, West Midlands 3 Semi-finalist
Christopher Stone 28 Singing Singer Harrogate, North Yorkshire 3 Finalist
Connected 13-15 Singing Boyband Manchester 2 Finalist
Dance Flavourz 22-37 Dancing Samba & Bollywood dance act 5 Semi-finalist
Emile Harris 17 Singing Singer-songwriter Caldicot, Monmouthshire 4 Semi-finalist
Father and Son 53, 26 Singing Father and son singing duo Bolton, Greater Manchester 5 Semi-finalist
Ice 12-18 Dancing Street dancers Rotherham, South Yorkshire 4 Semi-finalist
Janey Cutler 81 Singing Singer Wishaw 4 Finalist
Jimmy Forde 75 Dancing Leprachaun act Birmingham; originally from County Mayo, Republic of Ireland 3 Semi-finalist
Josh Barry 16 Singing Singer London 1 Semi-finalist
Kev Orkian 36 Entertainer/Music Comedic singer impersonator North London 2 Semi-finalist
Kevin Cruise 33 Entertainer Ferry entertainment act Glastonbury, Somerset 1 Semi-finalist
Kieran Gaffney 13 Music Drummer Kent 5 Third place
Liam McNally 14 Singing Singer New Moston, Greater Manchester 5 Finalist
Mark James 30 Singing Half & half drag singer Barnoldswick, Lancashire 4 Semi-finalist
Maxxie Oliver 21 Performer Drag act London 2 Semi-finalist
Michael Fayombo Jnr and Snr 14, 38 Dancing Michael Jackson dance performers Hounslow, west London 2 Semi-finalist
Myztikal 10-30 Singing / dancing Vocal Streetdance troupe London 5 Semi-finalist
Neil Fullard 42 Singing Singer 2 Semi-finalist
Olivia Archbold 14 Singing Singer Newton-le-Willows, Merseyside 1 Semi-finalist
Paul Burling 40 Comedy Impressionist/Impersonator Bristol 3 Finalist
Peridot 21-27 Dancing Street dancers London 3 Semi-finalist
Philip Grimmer 57 Dancing Drag dancer Essex 3 Semi-finalist
Ruby Girls 19-25 Dancing Dance group 2 Semi-finalist
Sean Sheehan 66 Performing / singing Wood chopping and singing Anglesey 1 Semi-finalist
Spelbound 12-24 Gymnastics Acrobatic Gymnastics Ashford, Surrey 1 Winner
Starburst 9-13 Dancing Dance troupe Barry, Wales 3 Semi-finalist
Stevie Starr 43 Performer Professional regurgitator Glasgow 1 Semi-finalist
Taboo 7-23 Dancing Street dancers Gravesend, Kent 2 Semi-finalist
Team Shaolin 8-29 Dancing Martial arts troupe Camden, London 4 Semi-finalist
The Arrangement 17-18 Music Classical comedy music band Cambridgeshire 3 Semi-finalist
The Chippendoubles 30-48 Variety act Impersonator dancers 5 Semi-finalist
The Fusion 15-30 Dancing Dance troupe Glasgow 4 Semi-finalist
Three Bee 18-30 Dancing Bollywood dance troupe Manchester 1 Semi-finalist
Tina and Chandi 37, 11 Animals Dog dancing Shrewsbury, Shropshire 2 Finalist
Tobias Mead 22 Dancing Dancer Warminster, Wiltshire 1 Finalist
Twist and Pulse 18, 19 Dancing Dancing duo Thamesmead, South London 4 Runner up
Tyler Patterson 10 Dancing Street dancer 4 Semi-finalist

Semi-final summary

The "Order" columns lists the order of appearance each act made for every episode.

Key X Buzzed out Judges' choice   Won the public vote   Won the judges' vote

Semi-final 1

Order Finished[12] Artist Act Buzzes and judges' choices
Cowell Holden Morgan
1 6th - 1.7% Threebee Bollywood dance troupe
2 3rd - 11.3% (lost judges' vote) Olivia Archbold Singer
3 7th - 1.5% Kevin Cruise Entertainer X
4 4th - 6.4% Stevie Starr Regurgitator
5 2nd - 14.3% (won judges' vote) Tobias Mead Dancer
6 8th - 0.7% Sean Sheehan Kindling cutter X X
7 5th - 1.7% Josh Barry Singer
8 1st - 62.4% Spelbound Gymnasts

Special guest: Diversity season 3 winner

Semi-final 2

Order Finished[12] Artist Act Buzzes and judges' choices
Cowell Holden Morgan
1 4th - 3.4% Taboo Dance troupe
2 2nd - 17.2% (lost judges' vote) Neil Fullard Singer
3 8th - 1.0% Ruby Girls Dance troupe
4 3rd - 15.3% (won judges' vote) Connected Boy band
5 6th - 1.4% Kev Orkian Pianist/Impersonator X X
6 5th - 2.5% Michael Fayombo Jnr and Snr Dance impersonators
7 1st - 58.1% Tina and Chandi Dancing dog act
8 7th - 1.1% Maxxie Oliver Drag act X

Special guest: Alicia Keys - "Try Sleeping with a Broken Heart"

Semi-final 3

Order Finished[12] Artist Act Buzzes and judges' choices
Cowell Holden Morgan
1 6th - 3.5% Starburst Dance troupe
2 5th - 6.2% Chloe Hickinbottom Singer
3 8th - 0.4% Philip Grimmer Drag dancer
4 1st - 36.4% Paul Burling Impressionist/Impersonator
5 4th - 7.8% The Arrangement Classical/Pop Comedy Band
6 7th - 1.7% Jimmy Forde Irish Dancer
7 2nd - 33.0% (won judges' vote) Christopher Stone Singer
8 3rd - 11.0% (lost judges' vote) Peridot Street dance troupe

Special guest: Pixie Lott - "Turn It Up"

Note: This was the first semi-final in which there were no buzzers.

Semi-final 4

Order Finished[12] Artist Act Buzzes and judges' choices
Cowell Holden Morgan
1 5th - 1.7% Ice Dance troupe
2 4th - 6.3% Tyler Patterson Street dancer
3 8th - 0.6% Emile Harris Singer/songwriter X X
4 2nd - 37.4% (won judges' vote) Twist and Pulse Dancers
5 7th - 0.8% Team Shaolin Martial arts troupe
6 6th - 0.9% Mark James Half & half drag act X
7 3rd - 9.4% (lost judges' vote) The Fusion Dance troupe
8 1st - 42.9% Janey Cutler Singer

Special guest: Miley Cyrus - "Can't Be Tamed"

Semi-final 5

Order Finished[12] Artist Act Buzzes and judges' choices
Cowell Holden Morgan
1 8th - 2.2% The Chippendoubles Impersonators X X
2 2nd - 21.0% (won judges' vote) Liam McNally Boy soprano
3 4th - 5.3% Alesia Vazmitsel Pole dancer
4 5th - 4.4% Myztikal Musical dance troupe
5 6th - 3.4% Dance Flavourz Carnival dance troupe
6 7th - 2.4% Father and Son Singers X
7 3rd - 12.1% (lost judges' vote) A3 Dancers
8 1st - 49.2% Kieran Gaffney Drummer

Special guest: JLS - "The Club Is Alive"

Final

Key   Winner   Runner-up   3rd place
Performance
Order
Finished[12] Percentage
of votes
Artist Genre Act
1 2nd 12.4% Twist and Pulse Dancing Dancers
2 10th 3% Liam McNally Singing Boy soprano
3 5th 8.7% Paul Burling Comedy Impressionist
4 7th 5.1% Christopher Stone Singing Singer
5 4th 9% Tina and Chandi Animals Dancing dog act
6 8th 4.8% Connected Singing Boy band
7 3rd 9.6% Kieran Gaffney Musician Drummer
8 6th 6.9% Tobias Mead Dancing Dancer/Body Popping
9 9th 3.6% Janey Cutler Singing Singer
10 1st 36.9% Spelbound Gymnastics Acrobatic Gymnasts

Special guests: Usher - "OMG"; Dizzee Rascal & James Corden - "Shout"

Live show chart

Legend
Winner Runner-up Third place
Won Semi Final Judges' Choice Top 3 (Eliminated) Eliminated
Show Contestant Result
SF 1 SF 2 SF 3 SF 4 SF 5 Final
Final Spelbound Win 1st
Twist and Pulse JC 2nd
Kieran Gaffney Win 3rd
Tina And Chandi Win 4th
Paul Burling Win 5th
Tobias Mead JC 6th
Christopher Stone JC 7th
Connected JC 8th
Janey Cutler Win 9th
Liam McNally JC 10th
Semi
Final 5
A3 Top 3
Alesia Vazmitsel ELIM
Myztikal
Dance Flavourz
Father and Son
The Chippendoubles
Semi
Final 4
The Fusion Top 3
Tyler Patterson ELIM
Ice
Mark James
Team Shaolin
Emile Harris
Semi
Final 3
Peridot Top 3
The Arrangement ELIM
Chloe Hickinbottom
Starburst
Jimmy Forde
Philip Grimmer
Semi
Final 2
Neil Fullard Top 3
Taboo ELIM
Michael Fayombo Jnr and Snr
Kev Orkian
Maxxie Oliver
Ruby Girls
Semi
Final 1
Olivia Archbold Top 3
Stevie Starr ELIM
Josh Barry
Threebee
Kevin Cruise
Sean Sheehan

Ratings

Show Date Overnight rating Share Official rating [13] Source
Auditions 1 17 April 10.6m 44.0% 11.87m [14]
Auditions 2 24 April 10.5m 45.7% 11.45m [15]
Auditions 3 1 May 10.3m 43.9% 11.72m [16]
Auditions 4 8 May 10.9m 44.1% 11.87m [17]
Auditions 5 15 May 9.7m 43.8% 10.61m [18]
Auditions 6 22 May 9.4m 42.8% 10.38m [19]
Auditions 7 29 May 9.7m 40.3% 10.40m [20]
Semi Final 1 31 May 10.7m 43.1% 11.22m [21]
Semi Final 1 Results 10.3m 40.3% 10.69m
Semi Final 2 1 June 10.3m 41.5% 10.64m [22]
Semi Final 2 Results 10.0m 39.0% 10.23m
Semi Final 3 2 June 10.0m 45.6% 10.43m [23]
Semi Final 3 Results 8.5m 34.2% 8.78m
Semi Final 4 3 June 9.4m 44.3% 9.91m [24]
Semi Final 4 Results 9.4m 40.6% 9.87m
Semi Final 5 4 June 9.3m 46.3% 9.67m [25]
Semi Final 5 Results 8.8m 39.4% 9.18m
The Final 5 June 12.3m 54.6% 12.83m [26]
Series average 2010 10.0m 43.0% 11.05m [27]
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Death of Janey Cutler

Janey Cutler was found dead in her home on 24 August 2011. She was 82 years old. The singing grandmother impressed judges with her performances of Edith Piaf's "Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien". Cutler finished the ninth live final, won by dance group Spelbound. Despite fears for her health at the time, she went on to perform on the Britain's Got Talent Live Tour. Her son Drew told the Daily Record: "Mum was the light of our lives ... [W]e were all devastated because we weren't expecting it. She was always very happy and healthy and very rarely got ill." Cutler is survived by 7 children, 13 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.[citation needed]

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