THE Britain’s Got Talent live semi finals are here, and the competition is getting tough.
With the final just around the corner, we’re taking a look at this year’s favourites to win the competition. Here’s what we’ve gathered so far…
Rex Features Britain’s Got Talent has been back on our screens since April – but who will win?
Who will win Britain’s Got Talent?
Here are the latest odds on who will win Britain’s Got Talent by Odds Checker:
Dave and Finn – 7/2
Rex Features Dave and his dog Finn, who was stabbed while trying to save him on Britain’s Got Talent 2019
Brave pup Finn was stabbed while trying to save his handler copper Dave Wardell.
The sad tale prompted tough guy Simon to break down in tears, as well as triggering tears from Ant McPartlin.
And it also helped them secure a spot in the next round.
Dave was born and raised on a South London council estate, and says he has always loved dogs.
Chapter 13 – 11/2
Rex Features Chapter 13 are favourites to win Britain’s Got Talent 2019
Chapter 13 are a boyband made up of four teenage boys and they are being backed to win the competition.
The adorable boys’ audition for Britain’s Got Talent was shown on May 11, 2019.
They sang a Stevie Wonder medley which included Signed, Sealed, Delivered, Sir Duke and Superstition.
They were so good that judge Amanda Holden awarded them her Golden Buzzer which means they go straight through to the live semi-finals.
Jonathan Goodwin – 11/2
Rex Features Jonathan Goodwin is one of the favourites to win Britain’s Got Talent 2019
The stunt Jonathan performed saw him raised up to the ceiling as he hung upside down while wearing a straight-jacket.
He was then set on fire as he attempted to free himself from the bondage before suffering severe burns.
The daredevil has performed the identical trick on several primetime shows including ITV show The Next Great Magician, and as a guest performer in front of BGT judge Simon Cowell on America’s Got Talent.
Going by his stage name of ‘The Daredevil’, Jonathan performs in London’s West End as part of ensemble, The Illusionists.
Flakefeet Primary School Choir – 12/1
Rex Features Flakefleet Primary School are the fourth favourite to win Britain’s Got Talent 2019
The kids’ choir from Flakefeet Primary school is led by headteacher Dave McPartlin (absolutely no relation to Ant, by the way)
The aspiring singers are aged between 4 and 11 and have a variety of singing abilities.
And they performed an energetic version of Queen’s Don’t Stop Me Now for their first audition.
Siobhan Phillips – 10/1
Rex Features Finalist hopeful Siobhan Phillips is from Wakefield
Siobhan had all four judges on their feet after she sang about life as a mum while playing the piano on the night of a record-breaking show.
Siobhan is a 42-year-old mum of one, who has spent over 25 years singing on cruise ships to achieve her dream.
She is originally from Wakefield.
Mark McMullan – 14/1
Mark McMullan sang an emotional tribute to his sick brother
Mark McMullan sung a passionate rendition of Les Miserables’ Bring Him Home in honour of older brother Declan, who suffered a devastating brain injury seven years ago.
The hopeful won four yeses on the show, with Simon Cowell even leaving the stage to go and meet Declan and the brothers’ proud parents.
He currently lives in Newacastle.
Kojo Anim – 16/1
Rex Features Kojo Anim odds are 16/1
The comedian, 42, was born in Ghana but moved to London as a young boy and has gone on to taste success as an entrepreneur and a comedian.
His break into the mainstream came in 2005 when he presented CBBC show The Mighty Truck Of Stuff alongside Reggie Yates.
He’s even appeared on US TV on Nick Cannon’s Wild N OUT.
Back in the UK Kojo had his own show, Kojo’s Comedy Funhouse on MTV Base and starred as a panellist on BBC 3 show Free Speech.
Colin Thackery – 18/1
Rex Features Colin Thackery is 88-years-old
Colin Thackery is an 89-year-old Second World War hero and a singer.
Colin’s audition was shown on Britain’s Got Talent on May 11, 2019.
He sang Wind Beneath My Wings, made famous by Bette Midler in Beaches.
Faith Tucker – 20/1
Rex Features Faith Tucker, 18, is one of the finalist hopefuls
Faith, 18, performed an operatic version of Granada – the 1932 song by Mexican composer Agustin Lara.
The talented teen got an impressive four yeses from the judges.
And it’s not her first taste of fame – she was clearly to Masterchef star Greg Wallace’s palate as she performed at his wedding.
Giorgia Borg – 22/1
Rex Features 10-year-old Giorgia Borg sings for the judges
Giorgia sung the same original song in her audition that she did on TV in a Junior Eurovision contest.
Judge Alesha Dixon gave the Maltese the golden buzzer and made the 11-year-old her selection to sail straight through to the live semi-finals of the ITV con
Ben Hart – 20/1
Rex Features Ben hart is a magician hoping to win Britain’s Got Talent
Ben Hart, 28, was born October 19, 1990 and is a magician and Gold Star Member of the Inner Magic Circle who grew up in Winchester.
In 2007 he was awarded the Young Magician Of The Year award by The Magic Circle.
Ben’s audition for Britain’s Got Talent was on May 11, 2019.
He wowed the judges with his disappearing act and got four yeses from the judges.
Matt Stirling – 20/1
Musclebound Matt Stirling 46, has featured in two Bond films and Star Wars’ Rogue One in a daredevil 20-year career.
His BGT act saw him combine thrilling stunts with a card trick.
Each judge was asked to pick a card featuring a film title from a deck.
They were told not to show the name to Matt or anyone else.
Amanda Holden chose 2004 flick Man on Fire. She closed her eyes and as Matt channelled his thoughts, a blazing stunt actor walked across the stage, illustrating the film and leaving the judge gobsmacked.
X – 33/1
The magician – simply known as X -asked BGT hosts Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly to partake in the act.
Immediately he unsettled the TV presenters as he broke with tradition and asked them to sit the “wrong way round”.
The cheeky Geordie duo, both 43, famously always stand with Ant on Dec’s right.
Brotherhood – 100/1
Brotherhood are a magic act hoping to scoop the Britain’s Got Talent Crown
Brotherhood are a magic and stunt act.
They are made up of three figures dressed in black suits and clown V for Vendetta masks.
They got four yeses and are through to the next round.
A&J – 100/1
Rex Features The duo perform a shocking stunt
Duo Julia and Alex from Coventry and Ukraine – known as A&J – put on an acrobatics display that saw them using a rope to perform dangerous moves in the air.
And they left fans stunned when Alex lifted judge David Walliams into the air using just his teeth.
Graeme Matthews – 100/1
Graeme Matthews is a children’s entertainer from Essex
Magician Graeme Matthews famously recruited judge Amanda Holden as his assistant for his audition.
And it was enough to garner him a spot in the next round.
Iconic – 50/1
Iconic is a dance group made up of a lineup of young girls who sported Spice Girls outfits.
Leanne Mya – 50/1
Grenfell survivor Leanne Mya,31, described performing on the show as a “dream.”
Leanne performed Sam Smith’s Lay Me Down in a heart-rending performance that Simon Cowell called a “moment with a capital M”.
Angels Inc. – 100/1
Rex Features Angels Inc are finalist hopefuls
Three women, collectively known as Angels Inc, seductively danced on stage before suddenly revealing another member out of nowhere.
The trick had the Britain’s Got Talent judges up on their feet as one by one they added to the number of women on stage before finally becoming a group of 15.
The women were aged between 23-28 and had travelled from the Netherlands to audition for Britain’s Got Talent.
They were given four yeses to go through to the next round.
Barbara Nice – 100/1
Rex Features Barbara Nice is the comedy alter-ego of Janice Connolly
The comedian left the judges in hysterics on the ITV show when she appeared on stage with her colourful clothes and witty one liners.
And Janice is a full time comic and actress with an impressive roster of roles behind her after being spotted by Peter Kay in 1997.
She went on to play Holy Mary in Phoenix Nights, a part Dave Spikey claimed he wrote with her in mind.
Jacob Jones – 100/1
Rex Features Singer Jacob Jones left Simon Cowell in tears after proposing to his girlfriend
Before his audition, Jacob Jones, 27, performed in pubs and other local venues.
The 27-year-old, from Surrey, impressed the judges – Simon, Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden and David Walliams – with his spectacular voice.
Jacob famously got down on one knee in front of his girlfriend Faye Compton and the shocked judging panel after finishing his audition.
Kerr James – 100/1
Rex Features 12-year-old Kerr James
The 12-year-old has been hailed ‘the next Susan Boyle’ after showing off his incredible voice.
The Glaswegian sung Try A Little Tenderness in his audition.
Rob King – 100/1
Rex Features Rob King is a 28-year-old Bartender from Manchester
The 28-year-old singer opened up about how the memory of his pal Martyn Hett, who died aged 29 during the Manchester Arena Bomb attacks in 2017, gave him the encouragement to perform in front of the judges.
Rob had his first taste of what it was like to sing on a professional stage when he was accepted to take part in the BBC show All Together Now, presented by Rob Beckett and Geri Horner.
The show spurred him on to apply for Britain’s Got Talent this year and with the thought of how much Martyn had believed in him encouraged him continue with his dream of being a singer.
Gomonov Knife Show – 100/1
Tom Dymond Simon Cowell shocked audiences when he bravely volunteered to take part in a dangerous stunt on Britain’s Got Talent
The knife thrower brought judge Simon on stage to help him with his audition.
But it didn’t stop him from going through to the next round.
Vardanyan Brothers – 100/1
Rex Features Dangerous Duo the Vardanyan Brothers wow the judges
The death-defying duo from Armenia immediately caught Walliam’s attention as they strutted buff and topless.
Then, they performed a terrifying balancing act where they challenged the laws of gravity.
As their act progressed, one brother attempted to balance on the other on the fine tip of a sword that left Cowell short of breath.
He went on to name them “the most dangerous (act) I’ve seen on any Got Talent franchise.”
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Who are the BGT judges in 2019?
Simon Cowell returned to the judging panel once again as head judge.
Joining him for another year are David Walliams, Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon.
However, David has hinted that 2019 may be his last year as a judge.
He joined the show in 2012 along with Alesha.
What is the prize money for Britain’s Got Talent in 2019?
The winners of Britain’s Got Talent will perform in front of the Royal Family at the Royal Variety Performance.
For the past five years, the winner has also won a prize fund of £250,000.
It has not been confirmed whether or not that will be the same in the 2019 show.
When is the Britain’s Got Talent 2019 final on TV?
The BGT final date will be on the 2nd June at 7.30pm on ITV.
Britain’s Got Talent contestant Jacob Jones proposes to his girlfriend on stage after receiving four yeses from judges