Ready for Week 6 Auditions? Here are the acts performing on Saturday's show
Sarah Llewellyn is a 32-year-old performer from Arizona. She currently lives with her parents and brother but previously lived in LA and Portland. The act Sarah performs on BGT merges together three of her loves, singing, contortion and cake and she came up with the idea for this act in 2009 when working in LA on the variety circuit. Sarah has performed all over the world in India, Mexico, the Bahamas and in the USA, including ‘The Gong Show’ in 2017. Sarah has never performed in the UK and is excited to perform on BGT as she feels connected to the UK as her father is Welsh. Sarah believes her act is art and wants to inspire people to express themselves.
Ben Langley lives just outside Diss in South Norfolk, with his wife Sarah and two sons. He has worked in comedy for 25 years and spent 18 years as a street performer in Covent Garden. When Ben was eight years old he was an actor on Robin of Sherwood before pursuing a career in acting, appearing in several pantos such as ‘Aladdin’ and ‘Sleeping Beauty’. Ben is a regular on the
comedy circuit and has performed at the Cromer Seaside Variety Show where he supported Joe Pasquale and Paul Zerdin. Ben has done some acting, appearing in BBC4 comedy 'Detectorists', and also works as a writer and director on ‘Ha Ha…!’ shows, as well as a new West End Show, ‘Trouble’s A Brewin’. Ben is currently starring in CBeebies show ‘Treasure Champ’, as a storyteller but hopes his appearance on BGT will elevate his career and open doors for him. His dream is to perform for the Queen on the Royal Variety Performance.
MADE UP NORTH
Made Up North are a group of five schoolchildren, Oscar, Max, Felix, Harry and Tobi, who are all from around the North of England. Whilst singing is new to some of them, some of the boys have been performing since they were young children, with member Felix featuring in the UK tour of the Full Monty play. The boyband was formed after each of the boys replied to social media adverts and they have all since become great friends and dream of becoming the next One Direction. Made Up North are excited to be on BGT and see it as one of the biggest opportunities of their lives.
Oscar is a six-year-old Irish Dancer, from Motherwell in Scotland. He first got into Irish dancing when he was just three-years-old, following in the footsteps of his Mum, Annie. Although Oscar has been dancing for just three years, he has won numerous titles, including the All Scotland Dancing Championships for three years in a row. Dancing has taken Oscar all over the world, competing in London, Ireland and LA. In January 2017, Oscar was invited to take part in The Winter Music Festival ‘Celtic Connections’ by Chris Nash of dance troupe Fusion Fighters. Oscar has also performed on Little Big Shots UK and US. He’s a massive fan of Britain’s Got Talent, particularly David Walliams, and is excited to perform on the show.
MICKY P KERR
Micky is a 36-year-old primary school teacher, who lives with his girlfriend and daughter in Leeds. Micky started playing the guitar and writing songs at 15-years-old, but at 29 he decided that his dream of being a musician wasn’t going to happen and trained to become a teacher, like his Mum. Micky kept up performing at the weekend and has performed his comedic songs for the last four years and released an album in 2015. Micky’s biggest performance before BGT was at Leeds Festival and in 2015 Micky won Harrogate’s Comedian of the Year Award. Micky dreams of being able to support his family doing what he loves most.
Allin Kepthorne (49), otherwise known as Professor Strange, is a self-employed entertainer who lives with his wife in Wales. Allin has been a full-time entertainer and TV extra since his early 20s and before this, he was a newspaper cartoonist. Allin left this career to go to circus school and has since worked as a theme park entertainer, a TV extra and as a Covent Garden street performer. In 2017 Professor Strange performed at Amanda Holden’s daughter’s birthday party so he is excited to perform in front of Amanda again on Britain’s Got Talent. Allin hopes BGT will help him become more widely recognised, leading to a TV and touring career.
SUZANNE AND ROXANNE CHAY
Suzanne (25) and Roxanne (33) are sisters from London. Roxanne is a PA to an NHS Director, and Suzanne is a recruitment coordinator. They live together in Thornton Heath with their mum and two brothers. Initially, Suzanne was going to audition for Britain’s Got Talent as a soloist, without telling Roxanne or anyone else in the family, but decided to bring her sister on board to play the piano, as they are stronger together. Aside from church on a Sunday, the two girls rarely perform so this opportunity means a lot to them both. The sisters hope to better their lives through Britain’s Got Talent.
Jobo, also known as Elton Manyanhaire, lives in Nottingham and is originally from Zimbabwe before he moved to the UK in 2004. Jobo has worked as a physiotherapist for 23 years, including working at health practices and being a physiotherapist for the Army. He has been playing pool since 1993 but since January 2017, Jobo has been developing his unique pool act which involves dancing on one leg and playing pool with one hand. Jobo loves doing his act because it keeps up his fitness levels and he hopes to make a living from performing it. Jobo believes that Britain’s Got Talent could be an exciting opportunity because his act is unique and has never been seen before.
Daiki Fujimori is from Tokyo, and goes by the stage name ‘Sora’ which in Japanese means ‘Sky’. Daiki is a magician and started performing at seven years old, but has been working professionally for nine years. Daiki is joined on stage by his assistant Siao Fong Chen. Daiki’s lifetime goal is to travel the world performing magic and he has appeared on several TV shows in Asia, as well as ‘Now You See It’ in the UK. Daiki wanted to enter Britain’s Got Talent because he believes it is the greatest show on TV and that the show will be a launchpad for his career in magic in the UK.
Tap Attack is made up of six tap dancers Kai, Lucy, Diana, Alex, Lily and Sena, who are from various places in the South of the country but rehearse together in Swindon. The group have been dancing together for two years, but have known each other for longer through dance classes, and have all been dancing from a young age. The group were put together by Kai’s Mum, Jo, who is a tap dancer herself. Outside of the group, the dancers have performed all over the UK and also in Boston, Kai has been on CBBC’s show ‘Taking The Next Step’ and also ‘Little Big Shots’. As a group, they have only ever performed once, at the world championships in Germany, which they won. The members are all at school or college but are all studying dance or performing arts. The group are auditioning for BGT as they want to inspire people to try something new, and think BGT is the best place to do this.
Gruffydd is a 22-Year-old, theatre assistant, from Amlwch on the Isle-of-Anglesey in North Wales where he lives and cares for his gran, Alwena. In 2017, a video of Gruffydd went viral where he was singing ‘Nessun Dorma’ whilst on a night out in Swansea and for the past five years, he has been the lead of a cover band called ‘Pretty Ugly’ performing at weddings, functions and parties. Gruffydd has wanted to audition for BGT for many years but has not had the confidence until he received lots of positive feedback from his viral video. He hopes the show can give him a platform to pursue a career in music.