The judges were back behind their buzzers tonight for the opening episode of the eighth series of Britain's Got Talent, where acts ranged from 20-something line-dancers to a man speed-eating a raw onion.
There was also a German violinist who bore an uncanny resemblance to Michael Douglas.
This series sees the introduction of the Golden Buzzer - a new addition that allows each judge to send an act straight through to the live shows with the press of a button.
One of the more unusual acts in the opener to the series came courtesy of Bird-handler Andrew Charlton, who promised judges he was he was the a master of “owl agility.”
While he may have looked the part, his owl Rocky refused to obey his handler's commands, leading judge Amanda Holden to tell Mr Charlton: “You’re like an old, un-magical Harry Potter.”
The acts that got through:
- CountryVive - four yeses: An 18-strong group of 16-25 years old line dancers from all over the UK.
- Light Balance - four yeses: A Ukrainian dance group made up of 18-30-year-old computer programmers and dancers who performed in pitch black on the stage with a unique dance and light show.
- Lucy Kay - four yeses: The 24-year-old Soprano singer wowed the judges with her Vissi d'arte. A student in Glasgow, the singer is originally from Nottingham.
- Lauren and Terrell - four yeses: The young street dancing duo performed an energetic routine that impressed the judges.
- Paddy and Nico - : Paddy, 79, is a retired dental nurse and Nico,39, is a dance teacher from Spain - after a slow start that saw Simon Cowell hitting his buzzer, the pair launched into an astonishing, action-packed dance routine that amazed the judges.
- Collabro - four yeses: Five-piece boy band Collabro have only been together for a month prior to auditioning, but impressed the judges with their unexpected performance of a musical theatre song.
Some of the acts who didn't make it through: