The much-awaited second episode of Britain’s Got Talent 2023 aired on Sunday night, and it didn’t disappoint. Viewers were treated to a bevy of entertaining acts, including a choirboy who moved the judges to tears and a Latin dance duo that left the audience in awe. However, the most shocking moment of the night was when a hopeful contestant set himself on fire while attempting to complete a Rubik’s Cube.
The episode started with hosts Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly wandering around the cobbles of Coronation Street, in a fun-filled intro that had viewers raving on social media. The presenters bumped into several familiar faces from the soap, before finally finding judges Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon, and newcomer Bruno Tonioli at Roy’s Rolls cafe.
The judges were dressed to impress, with Amanda looking stunning in a red figure-hugging dress and a high ponytail, Alesha dazzling in a pink number and a stylish up-do, and Bruno looking dapper in a black leather jacket. The four judges sat around a small square table, deliberating on which acts to take through to the next round of the competition.
The shocking moment of the night came when a hopeful contestant set himself on fire while attempting to complete a Rubik’s Cube. The incident left the judges and audience stunned, but thankfully, the contestant was quickly attended to by medical staff and didn’t suffer any serious injuries.
However, the episode wasn’t all about shock and awe. Choirboy Malakai Bayoh, 13, moved the judges to tears with his performance, prompting head judge Simon Cowell to select him as his Golden Buzzer auditionee. Fans at home took to social media to demand that Malakai win the £250,000 prize and perform at the Royal Variety Performance later this year.
Another standout act of the night was a Latin dance duo, one of whom had Down’s Syndrome. The duo wowed the audience with their moves, and Nathan, the 24-year-old dancer with Down’s Syndrome, gave judge Alesha Dixon a sarcastic side-eye when she surprised him with a visit to ask if he’d like to appear on the show. Nathan went on to have a sassy exchange with former Strictly Come Dancing critic Bruno Tonioli, leaving the audience in stitches.
Overall, the second episode of Britain’s Got Talent 2023 was a rollercoaster ride of emotions, from shock and awe to tears and laughter. Viewers can’t wait to see what the next episode has in store for them.