Viewers of Britain’s Got Talent were distracted on Saturday night as many claimed to have recognized a contestant from the 5 Stay Boys dance troupe of BBC One The Greatest Dancer dance competition.
Judges Simon Cowell, Alesha Dixon, David Walliams and Amanda Holden have returned for another round of auditions for the hit ITV show.
Five schoolchildren took to the stage at Britain’s Got Talent and said they were performing to take a stand against the bullying they faced because of their passion for dancing.
The young dancers – Toby-Jay, Ollie, Joey, Beau and Adam – formed the group 5 Star Boys after meeting at a dance convention in Birmingham and performing an emotional routine on the ITV stage in the episode of Saturday.
Their performance of You Will Be Found, from the hit musical Dear Evan Hansen, evoked their ordeal of bullying.
As the boys performed, several Britain’s Got Talent viewers took to Twitter to praise them for the routine, with some even deeming it Golden Buzzer worthy, while several ITV fans also said they thought they recognized one of the dancers from another TV show.
Taking to Twitter, one wrote: ‘I remember this little Joey from The Greatest Dancer’, while another posted: ‘One of these boys is Joseph from The Greatest Dancer. »
Another tweeted: ‘Think one of the boys was on The Greatest Dancer’, while a fourth wrote: ‘All five guys were good one of those guys was on Britain’s Greatest Dancer with Alesha on the BBC a few years ago. »
Another posted: “ITS JOSEPH from the greatest dancer. »
Fans seemed to recognize one of the boys as Joseph Chow, who was one of the cast members of the BBC talent show and proved popular with the show’s dance captains Cheryl Cole, Matthew Morrison, Oti Mabuse and Todrick Hall.
Britain’s Got Talent returned to our screens earlier this month after a two-year absence due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
After the enforced break, judges Amanda Holden, Simon Cowell, David Walliams and Alesha Dixon all came together to once again search for the country’s next big star and unearth previously unknown talent.
However, hours after it premiered on ITV on Saturday night, speculation began that aspects of the show had been ‘fixed’ – with several auditions causing some eyebrows from viewers tuned in to the home.
The most controversial moment of the opening episode of Britain’s Got Talent came when singer Loren Allred gave a stunning rendition of Never Enough from The Greatest Showman soundtrack.
The hopeful contestant’s performance was enough for Judge Amanda to hit the Golden Buzzer, but some of those watching from the couch felt that Loren had an unfair advantage over the other contenders.
It was revealed on the Saturday night show that Loren was actually the original voice behind the musical film’s hit single – the very song she sang for her audition.
Although Loren did not appear in the film, which starred Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron and Zendaya, she provided the voices for the iconic performance of the hit song, with the role played by actress Rebecca Ferguson, who portrays opera singer Jenny Lind.
Comedian Axel Blake wowed judges, audience and viewers with his charming personality and witty jokes on Saturday night’s show – receiving a Golden Buzz pass to Simon’s live semi-finals .
However, many were quick to point out that Axel, 33, is already a pretty successful stand-up comedian with a show on one of the biggest streaming platforms in the world, Amazon Prime.
Britain’s Got Talent 2022 continues on Saturday at 8 p.m. on ITV.