Blimey O’Reilly! Wasn’t episode two an absolute corker? In quite possibly the best opening link EVER, we saw hosts Ant and Dec loop the loop in stunt planes, proving that the sky really is the limit in their search for talent.
The telly-tastic extravaganza was equal parts heart-warming and hilarious. From heavenly harmonies, saucy smalls, howling hounds to brilliant breakdancing; this was BGT at its best.
Things kicked off in the seaside resort of Blackpool with a rather fruity Lily and the Pineapple Hunks. The group arrived on stage dressed to impress with Lily in a pink tasselled number and the fellas in matching macs and black boxers, (we’re guessing it must’ve been a washing day).
Unfortunately, their all-singing, all-dancing rendition of It’s Raining Men didn’t quite go to plan with the Judges deeming it a washout. Ah well, we had a brolly good time watching it.
And who can forget Beatrix Von Bourbon’s bravellous performance? The tassel-twirler’s flesh-flashing striptease show was well-received by the Judges with the bog boss asking if she had a second song, (nice try, Si!).
Another highlight was provided by boyband The Mend. Their hip-hop reworking of the Otis Redding classic (Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay wowed the Judges with Alesha complimenting them on their harmonies and rapping.
The Twist and Pulse Dance Company had a flipping good time. The super-slick dance troupe back-flipped, moon-walked and body-popped their way into the hearts of the Judges.
Ashley Elliot also won over the audience with this feel-good performance of that unsung percussion instrument, the Xylophone. Heck, he even got David dad dancing! *cringe*
‘The older 'Little Mix,’ Déjà Vu didn’t fare so well. Keen to put a more mature lady group on the map, lead singer Carol-Anne believes that as you get older your voice improves. Unfortunately, all four Judges disagreed with David telling them to sack the stylist. Ooh, get you!
Lastly, we were treated to Ryan O’Shaughnessy’s heart-melting performance of a song he wrote himself titled No Name. Thanks to Simon’s probing, (i.e. nosiness), we soon discovered that Ryan’s love song was about a friend he fancies. At the risk of sounding presumptuous, should we go out and buy a hat?
With seven days to go till our next slice of televisual heaven, we’re not quite sure how we’ll cope. However, help is at hand courtesy of BGT ONLINE. We’ll be keeping you in the loop on a 24/7 basis with backstage videos, celeb-tastic interviews and sneaky snaps.
Roll on episode three!