Britain's Got Talent (series 4)
Britain's Got Talent Series 4 Broadcast from 17 April–5 June 2010 Judges Simon Cowell
Louis Walsh (Birmingham auditions)
Presenter(s) Britain's Got Talent:
Ant & Dec
Britain's Got More Talent:
ITV2 (Britain's Got More Talent)
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. 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, although this was Cowell's last year doing the auditions. Auditions were then held in Manchester at the Manchester Opera House, Cardiff's Wales Millennium Centre, 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. 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. 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.
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. 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). 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.
On 29 May, the 40 semi-finalists selected from the almost 200 successful auditions in the First round call-backs were revealed.
Key Winner Runner up Third place Finalist Semi-finalist (lost judges' vote) Name / name of act Age(s) Genre Act From Semi 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
The "Order" columns lists the order of appearance each act made for every episode.
Key Buzzed out Judges' choice Won the public vote Won the judges' vote
Order Finished 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
Order Finished 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"
Order Finished 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.
Order Finished 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"
Order Finished 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"
Key Winner Runner-up 3rd place Performance
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
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
A3 Top 3 Alesia Vazmitsel ELIM Myztikal Dance Flavourz Father and Son The Chippendoubles Semi
The Fusion Top 3 Tyler Patterson ELIM Ice Mark James Team Shaolin Emile Harris Semi
Peridot Top 3 The Arrangement ELIM Chloe Hickinbottom Starburst Jimmy Forde Philip Grimmer Semi
Neil Fullard Top 3 Taboo ELIM Michael Fayombo Jnr and Snr Kev Orkian Maxxie Oliver Ruby Girls Semi
Olivia Archbold Top 3 Stevie Starr ELIM Josh Barry Threebee Kevin Cruise Sean Sheehan
Show Date Overnight rating Share Official rating  Source Auditions 1 17 April 10.6m 44.0% 11.87m  Auditions 2 24 April 10.5m 45.7% 11.45m  Auditions 3 1 May 10.3m 43.9% 11.72m  Auditions 4 8 May 10.9m 44.1% 11.87m  Auditions 5 15 May 9.7m 43.8% 10.61m  Auditions 6 22 May 9.4m 42.8% 10.38m  Auditions 7 29 May 9.7m 40.3% 10.40m  Semi Final 1 31 May 10.7m 43.1% 11.22m  Semi Final 1 Results 10.3m 40.3% 10.69m Semi Final 2 1 June 10.3m 41.5% 10.64m  Semi Final 2 Results 10.0m 39.0% 10.23m Semi Final 3 2 June 10.0m 45.6% 10.43m  Semi Final 3 Results 8.5m 34.2% 8.78m Semi Final 4 3 June 9.4m 44.3% 9.91m  Semi Final 4 Results 9.4m 40.6% 9.87m Semi Final 5 4 June 9.3m 46.3% 9.67m  Semi Final 5 Results 8.8m 39.4% 9.18m The Final 5 June 12.3m 54.6% 12.83m  Series average 2010 10.0m 43.0% 11.05m  "—" denotes where information is currently unavailable
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.
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Britain's Got Talent Series Presenters Judges Winners Notable
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