Article on Evening Chronicle website:
You've seen the auditions and chosen your favourites. You’ve watched the finals and voted like crazy. Now you could be part of the action!
Yes, that’s right. The Britain’s Got Talent LIVE 2011 tour has begun!
The 10 finalists from this year’s show have put together an incredible evening of top quality performances which will blow you away.
Each act was presented to us by none other than Britain’s Got More Talent’s Stephen Mulhern, a fine talent himself who provided highly entertaining links between each section, adding the occasional interview with the performers.
Boy band New Bounce kicked things off for us with their intense, high-energy performance, matching expectations with ease – something which the rest of the acts managed too.
Steven Hall received an exceptionally positive reaction from the packed audience. His charmingly hilarious dance routine was as successful as ever even with no supporting dancers.
Razy Gogonea was met with a similarly enthusiastic reaction as he performed his impossibly perfect dance routine.
There were deafening screams of support from the crowd when the two youngest performers, 11-year-old dancer James Hobley and 12-year-old singer Ronan Parke, came on stage.
Lively keyboard player Jean Martyn and impressionist Les Gibson provided delightful vibes while singer Michael Collings and pianist Paul Gbegbaje were on form too.
Headlining the show was the winner of this year’s series, Jai McDowall. The floor shook, the goose bumps took hold and jaws hung loosely open as his sensationally powerful voice filled the room. Captivating, mesmerising.
It was clear to see that there was a great level of passion not only in our winner’s performance, but throughout the entire show.
Each act was displayed so professionally, threaded beautifully with dedication and commitment. Without a doubt, each and every finalist could develop very successful careers with their talents.
The special effects were minimal but effective, including fog machines and light displays. No complicated set designs were needed and there were no frills or ornaments.
Hats off to the crew for organising the show so well. Each section ran smoothly without any hiccups or delays. During the interval, the audience was entertained with a screen displaying clips from previous years’ auditions.
By the end of the evening, the entire crowd was on their feet, cheering on not only their favourite acts but also showing their support for the other outstanding performers.
It comes in many shapes and forms, sometimes bizarre and often surprising, but you just need to see this enchanting evening of entertainment to see that Britain really has Got Talent