Britain's Got Talent (series 4)

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Britain's Got Talent
Series 4
Broadcast from17 April – 5 June 2010
JudgesSimon Cowell
Amanda Holden
Piers Morgan
Louis Walsh (Birmingham auditions)
Presenter(s)Ant & Dec (ITV)
Co-presenter(s)Stephen Mulhern (ITV2)
BroadcasterITV
ITV2 (Britain's Got More Talent)
Winner:
Spelbound
Runner-up
Twist and Pulse
Chronology
2010
 
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Britain's Got Talent
Series 4
Broadcast from17 April – 5 June 2010
JudgesSimon Cowell
Amanda Holden
Piers Morgan
Louis Walsh (Birmingham auditions)
Presenter(s)Ant & Dec (ITV)
Co-presenter(s)Stephen Mulhern (ITV2)
BroadcasterITV
ITV2 (Britain's Got More Talent)
Winner:
Spelbound
Runner-up
Twist and Pulse
Chronology
2010

The fourth series of Britain's Got Talent was broadcast on ITV from 17 April 2010 to 5 June 2010.[1][2] The show was hosted by Ant & Dec on ITV while . Simon Cowell, Piers Morgan and Amanda Holden returned as judges.[3][4]

Auditions were then held in Manchester at the Manchester Opera House, Cardiff's Wales Millennium Centre,[5] Newcastle's Journal Tyne Theatre, Birmingham's Birmingham Hippodrome and ended on 10 February at the HMV Hammersmith Apollo in London. Due to illness, Cowell was unable to attend the filming of the Birmingham auditions and Louis Walsh stood in for him at the last minute, the first time that Cowell has missed an audition show in his entire career.[6] The next five shows were the live semi-finals, the live final and the live final results show. They were shown from 31 May to 5 June.[1] This was Morgan's last series of Britain's Got Talent, as he left to host his new show Piers Morgan Tonight in the United States.[7] David Hasselhoff and Michael McIntyre replaced Morgan in series 5.

The series was won by gymnastic troupe Spelbound, with dance duo Twist and Pulse finishing in second place and drummer Kieran Gaffney in third place.

Auditions[edit]

The producer audition process took place throughout October, November and December 2009. Contestants gathered in each city to do a preliminary audition. Any successful acts were then invited to a second audition (which viewers see as the "first") during January and February 2010. The Birmingham auditions gained notable press attention as Louis Walsh replaced Cowell on the judging panel as Cowell fell ill, the first time in Cowell's career that he had to miss an audition show.[8] The auditions 6 episode that was due to be broadcast on 22 May was pushed back to 23 May due to the Champions League Final being played on the 22nd.[9] Auditions were held in London, Cardiff, Manchester, Glasgow, Birmingham and Newcastle upon Tyne. This was the first year that Britain's Got Talent auditions were held in Newcastle upon Tyne, as auditions there were cancelled in series 3 at the last minute.

Semi-finalists[edit]

On 29 May, the 40 semi-finalists selected from the almost 200 successful auditions in the First round call-backs were revealed.[10]

Key     Winner     Runner up     Third place     Finalist     Semi-finalist (lost judges' vote)
Name / name of actAge(s)GenreActFromSemi[11]Position reached
A313-19DancingBrothers dancing trioSwansea, South Wales 5 Semi-finalist
Alesia Vazmitsel30GymnasticsPole dancerEast London; originally from Belarus 5 Semi-finalist
Chloe Hickinbottom10SingingSingerWalsall, West Midlands 3 Semi-finalist
Christopher Stone28SingingSingerHarrogate, North Yorkshire 3 Finalist
Connected13-15SingingBoybandManchester 2 Finalist
Dance Flavourz22-37DancingSamba & Bollywood dance act 5 Semi-finalist
Emile Harris17SingingSinger-songwriterCaldicot, Monmouthshire 4 Semi-finalist
Father and Son53, 26SingingFather and son singing duoBolton, Greater Manchester 5 Semi-finalist
Ice12-18DancingStreet dancersRotherham, South Yorkshire 4 Semi-finalist
Janey Cutler81SingingSingerWishaw 4 Finalist
Jimmy Forde75DancingLeprachaun actBirmingham; originally from County Mayo, Republic of Ireland 3 Semi-finalist
Josh Barry16SingingSingerLondon 1 Semi-finalist
Kev Orkian36Entertainer/MusicComedic singer impersonatorNorth London 2 Semi-finalist
Kevin Cruise33EntertainerFerry entertainment actGlastonbury, Somerset 1 Semi-finalist
Kieran Gaffney13MusicDrummerKent 5 Third place
Liam McNally14SingingSingerNew Moston, Greater Manchester 5 Finalist
Mark James30SingingHalf & half drag singerBarnoldswick, Lancashire 4 Semi-finalist
Maxxie Oliver21PerformerDrag actLondon 2 Semi-finalist
Michael Fayombo Jnr and Snr14, 38DancingMichael Jackson dance performersHounslow, West London 2 Semi-finalist
Myztikal10-30Singing / dancingVocal Streetdance troupeLondon 5 Semi-finalist
Neil Fullard42SingingSinger 2 Semi-finalist
Olivia Archbold14SingingSingerNewton-le-Willows, Merseyside 1 Semi-finalist
Paul Burling40ComedyImpressionist/ImpersonatorBristol 3 Finalist
Peridot21-27DancingStreet dancersLondon 3 Semi-finalist
Philip Grimmer57DancingDrag dancerEssex 3 Semi-finalist
Ruby Girls19-25DancingDance group 2 Semi-finalist
Sean Sheehan66Performing / singingWood chopping and singingAnglesey 1 Semi-finalist
Spelbound12-24GymnasticsAcrobatic GymnasticsAshford, Surrey 1 Winner
Starburst9-13DancingDance troupeBarry, Wales 3 Semi-finalist
Stevie Starr43PerformerProfessional regurgitatorGlasgow 1 Semi-finalist
Taboo7-23DancingStreet dancersGravesend, Kent 2 Semi-finalist
Team Shaolin8-29DancingMartial arts troupeCamden, London 4 Semi-finalist
The Arrangement17-18MusicClassical comedy music bandCambridgeshire 3 Semi-finalist
The Chippendoubles30-48Variety actImpersonator dancers 5 Semi-finalist
The Fusion15-30DancingDance troupeGlasgow 4 Semi-finalist
Three Bee18-30DancingBollywood dance troupeManchester 1 Semi-finalist
Tina and Chandi37, 11AnimalsDog dancingShrewsbury, Shropshire 2 Finalist
Tobias Mead22DancingDancerWarminster, Wiltshire 1 Finalist
Twist and Pulse18, 19DancingDancing duoThamesmead, South London 4 Runner up
Tyler Patterson10DancingStreet dancer 4 Semi-finalist

Semi-final summary[edit]

The "Order" columns lists the order of appearance each act made for every episode.

KeyCrystal Clear action button cancel.png Buzzed outCrystal Clear app clean.png Judges' choice  Won the public vote  Won the judges' vote

Semi-final 1 (31 May)[edit]

ArtistOrderActBuzzes and judges' votesFinished[12]Result
Cowell Holden Morgan
Threebee1Bollywood dance troupe6th – 1.7%Eliminated
Olivia Archbold2Singer3rd – 11.3%Top 3 (Lost judges' vote)
Kevin Cruise3EntertainerCrystal Clear action button cancel.png7th – 1.5%Eliminated
Stevie Starr4Regurgitator4th – 6.4%Eliminated
Tobias Mead5DancerCrystal Clear app clean.pngCrystal Clear app clean.pngCrystal Clear app clean.png2nd – 14.3%Top 3 (Won judges' vote)
Sean Sheehan6Kindling cutterCrystal Clear action button cancel.pngCrystal Clear action button cancel.png8th – 0.7%Eliminated
Josh Barry7Singer5th – 1.7%Eliminated
Spelbound8Gymnastics1st – 62.4%Won public vote

Semi-final 2 (1 June)[edit]

ArtistOrderActBuzzes and judges' votesFinished[12]Result
Cowell Holden Morgan
Taboo1Dance troupe4th – 3.4%Eliminated
Neil Fullard2SingerCrystal Clear app clean.png2nd – 17.2%Top 3 (Lost judges' vote)
Ruby Girls3Dance troupe8th – 1.0%Eliminated
Connected4Boy bandCrystal Clear app clean.pngCrystal Clear app clean.png3rd – 15.3%Top 3 (Won judges' vote)
Kev Orkian5Pianist/ImpersonatorCrystal Clear action button cancel.pngCrystal Clear action button cancel.png6th – 1.4%Eliminated
Michael Fayombo Jnr and Snr6Dance impersonators5th – 2.5%Eliminated
Tina and Chandi7Dancing dog act1st – 58.1%Won public vote
Maxxie Oliver8Drag actCrystal Clear action button cancel.png7th – 1.1%Eliminated

Semi-final 3 (2 June)[edit]

ArtistOrderActBuzzes and judges' votesFinished[12]Result
Cowell Holden Morgan
Starburst1Dance troupe6th – 3.5%Eliminated
Chloe Hickinbottom2Singer5th – 6.2%Eliminated
Philip Grimmer3Drag dancer8th – 0.4%Eliminated
Paul Burling4Impressionist/Impersonator1st – 36.4%Won public vote
The Arrangement5Classical/Pop Comedy Band4th – 7.8%Eliminated
Jimmy Forde6Irish Dancer7th – 1.7%Eliminated
Christopher Stone7SingerCrystal Clear app clean.pngCrystal Clear app clean.png2nd – 33.0%Top 3 (Won judges' vote)
Peridot8Street dance troupeCrystal Clear app clean.png3rd – 11.0%Top 3 (Lost judges' vote)

Semi-final 4 (3 June)[edit]

ArtistOrderActBuzzes and judges' votesFinished[12]Result
Cowell Holden Morgan
Ice1Dance troupe5th – 1.7%Eliminated
Tyler Patterson2Street dancer4th – 6.3%Eliminated
Emile Harris3Singer/songwriterCrystal Clear action button cancel.pngCrystal Clear action button cancel.png8th – 0.6%Eliminated
Twist and Pulse4DancersCrystal Clear app clean.pngCrystal Clear app clean.png2nd – 37.4%Top 3 (Won judges' vote)
Team Shaolin5Martial arts troupe7th – 0.8%Eliminated
Mark James6Half & half drag actCrystal Clear action button cancel.png6th – 0.9%Eliminated
The Fusion7Dance troupeCrystal Clear app clean.png3rd – 9.4%Top 3 (Lost judges' vote)
Janey Cutler8Singer1st – 42.9%Won public vote

Semi-final 5 (4 June)[edit]

ArtistOrderActBuzzes and judges' votesFinished[12]Result
Cowell Holden Morgan
The Chippendoubles1ImpersonatorsCrystal Clear action button cancel.pngCrystal Clear action button cancel.png8th – 2.2%Eliminated
Liam McNally2Boy sopranoCrystal Clear app clean.pngCrystal Clear app clean.png2nd – 21.0%Top 3 (Won judges' vote)
Alesia Vazmitsel3Pole dancer4th – 5.3%Eliminated
Myztikal4Musical dance troupe5th – 4.4%Eliminated
Dance Flavourz5Carnival dance troupe6th – 3.4%Eliminated
Father and Son6SingersCrystal Clear action button cancel.png7th – 2.4%Eliminated
A37DancersCrystal Clear app clean.png3rd – 12.1%Top 3 (Lost judges' vote)
Kieran Gaffney8Drummer1st – 49.2%Won public vote

Final (5 June)[edit]

Key  Winner  Runner-up  3rd place
ArtistOrderActFinished[12]
Twist and Pulse1Dancing duo2nd – 12.4%
Liam McNally2Boy soprano10th – 3.0%
Paul Burling3Impressionist5th – 8.7%
Christopher Stone4Singer7th – 5.1%
Tina and Chandi5Dancing dog act4th – 9.0%
Connected6Boyband8th – 4.8%
Kieran Gaffney7Drummer3rd – 9.6%
Tobias Mead8Dancer/Body Popping6th – 6.9%
Janey Cutler9Singer9th – 3.6%
Spelbound10Acrobatic Gymnasts1st – 36.9%

Live show chart[edit]

Legend
WinnerRunner-upThird place
Won semi-finalJudges' choiceTop 3 (Eliminated)Eliminated
ShowContestantResult
SF 1SF 2SF 3SF 4SF 5Final
FinalSpelboundWin1st
Twist and PulseJC2nd
Kieran GaffneyWin3rd
Tina And ChandiWin4th
Paul BurlingWin5th
Tobias MeadJC6th
Christopher StoneJC7th
ConnectedJC8th
Janey CutlerWin9th
Liam McNallyJC10th
Semi
Final 5
A3Top 3
Alesia VazmitselELIM
Myztikal
Dance Flavourz
Father and Son
The Chippendoubles
Semi
Final 4
The FusionTop 3
Tyler PattersonELIM
Ice
Mark James
Team Shaolin
Emile Harris
Semi
Final 3
PeridotTop 3
The ArrangementELIM
Chloe Hickinbottom
Starburst
Jimmy Forde
Philip Grimmer
Semi
Final 2
Neil FullardTop 3
TabooELIM
Michael Fayombo Jnr and Snr
Kev Orkian
Maxxie Oliver
Ruby Girls
Semi
Final 1
Olivia ArchboldTop 3
Stevie StarrELIM
Josh Barry
Threebee
Kevin Cruise
Sean Sheehan

Ratings[edit]

ShowDateITV viewers
(millions)[13]
Weekly rank[13]ShareITV HD viewers
(millions)[13]
Total viewers
(millions)
Auditions 117 April11.87144.6%[14]N/AN/A
Auditions 224 April11.45145.7%[15]N/AN/A
Auditions 31 May11.72143.9%[16]0.1311.85
Auditions 48 May11.87144.1%[17]0.3012.17
Auditions 515 May10.61143.8%[18]N/AN/A
Auditions 622 May10.38142.8%[19]0.3010.68
Auditions 729 May10.40140.3%[20]0.4710.87
Semi-final 131 May11.22243.1%[21]0.6011.82
Semi-final 1 results10.69440.3%[21]0.6311.32
Semi-final 21 June10.64541.2%[22]0.5311.17
Semi-final 2 results10.23839.0%[22]N/AN/A
Semi-final 32 June10.43645.6%[23]N/AN/A
Semi-final 3 results8.781334.2%[23]N/AN/A
Semi-final 43 June9.91948.2%[24]0.4910.40
Semi-final 4 results9.871041.7%[24]N/AN/A
Semi-final 54 June9.671146.3%[25]0.4610.13
Semi-final 5 results9.181239.4%[25]0.469.64
Live final5 June12.83154.6%[26]0.6713.50
Series average201011.05N/A43.30.4611.23

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