Britain's Got Talent judges left standing for hopefuls

David Walliams, Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden and Simon Cowell during Britain's Got Talent. Photo: Thames/Syco/PA Wire

Tongue-tied singer Alex Keirl went down a storm on Britain's Got Talent tonight, getting a standing ovation from the audience for his version of Bring Him Home from Les Miserables.

The judges did not expect much from the 20-year-old student, from Chester, after he told them he practiced his vocals on a kareoke machine and explained that the tip of tongue was permanently "fastened to the bottom of my mouth".

Alex Keirl during Britain's Got Talent. Credit: Thames/Syco/PA Wire

But he impressed the panel, with David Walliams telling him he had a "really stunning voice", while Alesha Dixon praised his "great vocal performance".

Tweeting ahead of the show, Keirl said:

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@gottalent So looking forward to the show tonight! Is gonna be unreal! X

Another of the shows' stars was 27-year-old Hackney musician MckNasty - aka Josh McKenzie - whose brother is chart star Labrinth, with Simon Cowell telling him his brother is "going to be really proud of you".

Labrinth's brother one of the Britain's Got Talent hopefuls. Credit: Ryan Phillips /EMPICS Entertainment

Less impressive was teenage dancer James Clifton, from Crawley, who head judge Cowell deemed as someone who "walked into a kebab shop, drank two bottles of wine, got drunk, fell out on to the street...and starts dancing".

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