Britain’s Got Talent is back for another round of spectacular entertainment from as a new batch of contestants from around the globe get set to go head to head this weekend.
Here’s the lowdown on who to expect as week three of The Champions kicks off.
BGT: The Champions Week Three line-up
Richard will be best remembered as the winner of BGT in 2016.
The British magician, mentalist and mindreader beat off singer Wayne Woodward to win BGT, with more than two and half million votes from the public.
During his final act, he left Alesha Dixon and viewers at home in floods of tears as he told the story of a 97-year-old war veteran with a card trick.
Richard, now aged 28, joined the British Army in 2010 and studied for a year at the Royal Military School of Music.
He spent three years with the band of the Parachute Regiment before being posted to the band of the Household Cavalry in 2014 as a mounted dutyman.
Prior to appearing on BGT, he was a contestant on ITV’s The Chase.
Lebanese dance group Mayyas won Arabs Got Talent in 2019.
Their victory marked the first time a Lebanese act took home the title in the competition’s six-season run.
The all-female’s first audition even earned them the Golden Buzzer from judge Najwa Karim.
The troupe is made up of 30 women and girls performing complex and intricate dance numbers set to unique Arab-Eastern musical fusions.
DJ Arch Jnr
DJ Arch Jnr won South Africa’s Got Talent in 2015 when he was just three years old.
The young DJ, whose real name is Oratilwe AJ Hlongwane, is the youngest person to win the South African series.
In January 2019 he competed in America’s Got Talent: The Champions but was eliminated in the preliminaries.
DJ Arch Jnr’s performance on the American show consisted of mixing various hip hop songs on a turntable.
While he got a standing ovation from judges Howie Mandel, Mel B, Heidi Klum and Simon Cowell, he did not receive enough votes to advance to the night’s Top 3 and was eliminated.
Following this, the youngster competed on the World’s Got Talent special held in China, but was again eliminated in the Preliminaries after being knocked out by aerialist and Russia’s Got Talent contestant Tina Mamonova.
Jack is a comedian who was a runner up in the seventh series of Britain’s Got Talent when he was just 14 years old.
He lost out to Hungarian shadow theatre group Attraction, who garnered 27% of the public vote compared to Jack’s 20.1%.
Jack appeared in two series of the CBBC Channel show Ministry of Curious Stuff in an acting role, and most recently starred in the Sky One series Trollied.
His cerebral palsy is often the subject of his acts, and he won a Pride of Britain award in 2012 in the “Teenager of Courage” category.
Paddy & Nico
Paddy & Nico competed in the eighth series of Britain’s Got Talent in 2014, finishing ninth overall.
They were awarded the coveted Golden Buzzer by judge Amanda Holden.
The dancing duo consists of 85-year-old Paddy and 45-year-old Nico.
Paddy, real name Sarah Patricia Jones, is the current Guinness World Record holder for the Oldest Acrobatic Salsa Dancer.
Richard & Adam
Richard & Adam are Welsh classical singers and brothers, and are best remembered for finishing in third place on Britain’s Got Talent in 2013.
The pair grew up in Holywell in North Wales and previously worked in a sandwich shop and on cruise ships as entertainers.
Their debut album The Impossible Dream topped the UK Albums Chart in 2013 and spent four consecutive weeks at number one.
The album contains covers of songs such as “Somewhere”, “Amazing Grace” and “Bring Him Home”.
Dutch dance group The Fire appeared on Holland’s Got Talent in 2017 and were crowned the winners.
They were the show’s wildcard entry but had judges bowled over from their first performance.
The troupe received a standing ovation during the final.
Canadian illusionist Darcy Oake took part on Britain’s Got Talent in 2014.
During his audition, he impressed both the judges and the audience, with Simon Cowell saying he was “without question the best magician ever on Britain’s Got Talent.”
That same year he had his own ITV show called Darcy Oake: Edge of Reality, hosted by Christine Lampard.
The 27-year-old, who comes from Winnipeg, made a guest appearance on America’s Got Talent in 2016 and later performed for the Royal Family at a private dinner for Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday.
Two years later, Darcy headlined ten shows at the world famous Calgary Stampede, performing in front of more than 20,000 people each night.
He has since performed around the world, with shows across Canada, the US, Europe and Asia.
Rock and opera singer Cristina won the first ever Spain’s Got Talent in 2016
Cristina later won La Voz… Mexico in 2018.
In 2019 she wowed the audience of America’s Got Talent: The Champions with her rendition of Bohemian Rhapsody but finished 4th overall.
The same year, Cristina competed on the World’s Got Talent special held in China.
She received judge David Foster’s Golden Buzzer, sending her to the Top 8 but she did not make the Top 2.
Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions continues on Saturday at 8pm on ITV.
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