Teenage male voice choir Only Boys Aloud and Port Talbot's Nu Sxool are through to the final of Britain’s Got Talent after making it through nail-biting semi final programmes this week.
The troupe of young dancers from Port Talbot a made it through the semi finals on Wednesday night, and is made up of children aged 10 to 17. The dancers wowed the judges and the audience at their audition and were complimented for being fresh and original.
Judge Simon Cowell left singer Malaki Paul in tears after giving his deciding vote to Nu Sxool instead of the nine-year-old singer. Cowell said he made his decision on what he thought was "the best performance on the night".
David Walliams, who also voted for the dancers from Port Talbot, said it was a tough decision.
– David Walliams
such a hard choice...both acts were completely adorable.
Only Boys Aloud made it through the semi finals earlier this week following their emotional rendition of Welsh song 'Gwahoddiad'.
The public voted the 140-strong Welsh group into the top three acts. With Pudsey the dancing dog topping the poll, it was down to the judges to choose between Only Boys Aloud and Manchester boy band The Mend. But when the panel was divided, the choir found themselves back in the hands of the public. A higher tally of votes saw them secure their place in the live final of the show on Saturday night.
The judges were full of praise. Alesha Dixon described their performance as 'inspiring'.
– Simon Cowell
I have got a very, very good feeling about you lot. I really loved what you did. I've never heard that song before, but I absolutely love it - and I think you guys are amazing.
– David Walliams
Who'd have thought singing Welsh hymns could be so powerful and affecting? I think you guys could win this competition.
– Amanda Holden
My heart just swells for you every time I see you. You are the voice of Wales - and Great Britain.
The final takes place on Saturday night on ITV1 - If they win, they will sing in front of the Queen at this year’s Royal Variety Show.