One of the highlights of Reality TV shows is undoubtedly Britain’s Got Talent: the brain child of entertainment mega mogul Simon Cowell. The eclectic mix of acts make it stand out from other rather banal singing competitions. BGT offers up an exciting mix of talented (and not-so-talented) individuals, including singers, dancers, magicians, choirs, acrobats, comedians and all sorts. Some amazing – and some amazingly bad. The fun of the show is topped up by the four famous judges: the ever so serious Mr Cowell himself; Amanda Holden; Mystique’s Alesha Dixon, and the wonderful David Walliams – who often steals the show. It’s incredibly fun to watch – and even better to bet on. Start early and you can get some incredible prices. So, here at BettingOnline, we bring to you our top Britain’s Got Talent betting tips.
Britain’s Got Talent Winner
|Flakefleet Primary School||16/1 at William Hill|
|Dave and Finn||5/1 at Ladbrokes|
|Jonathon Goodwin||5/1 at Ladbrokes|
|Siobhan Phillips||66/1 at Bet365|
|Mark McMullan||20/1 at Ladbrokes|
|Kojo Anim||25/1 at Ladbrokes|
|Colin Thackery||Evens at Betfred|
|Ben Hart||28/1 at William Hill|
|X||33/1 at Betfred|
|4MG||20/1 at Betfred|
|Duo A and J||Eliminated|
|Leanne Mya||66/1 at Bet365|
|Elizabeth – The Haunting||Eliminated|
|Gomonov Knife Show||Eliminated|
|Rosie and Adam||Eliminated|
|Jacob Jones||100/1 at William Hill|
|Gonzo||150/1 at Bet365|
|Fabulous Sisters||100/1 at Bet365|
|Barbara Nice||100/1 at Betfred|
|Sheila Callaghan||200/1 at Ladbrokes|
Britain’s Got Talent Top 3
|Flakefleet Primary School||10/11 at Betfred|
|Dave and Finn||5/2 at Betfred|
|Jonathon Goodwin||2/1 at Betfred|
|Siobhan Phillips||3/1 at Betfred|
|Mark McMullan||9/2 at Betfred|
|Kojo Anim||9/2 at Betfred|
|Colin Thackery||9/2 at Betfred|
|Ben Hart||8/1 at Betfred|
|X||12/1 at Betfred|
|Duo A and J||Eliminated|
|4MG||8/1 at Betfred|
|Leanne Mya||33/1 at Betfred|
|Gomonov Knife Show||Eliminated|
|Rosie and Adam||Eliminated|
|Jacob Jones||33/1 at Betfred|
|Gonzo||33/1 at Betfred|
|Fabulous Sisters||33/1 at Betfred|
|Barbara Nice||33/1 at Betfred|
Early Favourites: Week 1
This week started off incredibly, and we noticed that there were some possible winners already. Obviously, the top of the pile is the first Golden Buzzer act of the show, Flakefleet Primary School. It can be argued that these weren’t the most talented people on the show – as the headmaster said, some could sing and some were, well, enthusiastic. However, the love the headteacher had for his students, and the sheer joy on the children’s faces made it impossible not to be moved. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house – including David Walliams who was caught sobbing into tissues. It prompted him to use his golden buzzer. They are currently favourites and can be backed at 10/1 at Ladbrokes.
Another act that caught the eye was the final act of the night – the Vardanyan Brothers. These certainly perked Walliams up as they wandered topless onto the stage. What they performed on-stage was seemingly impossible, as they balanced sword tip to sword tip in a breathtaking show of skill. This feat earned them second favourite spot early on with odds of 14/1 at Bet365.
Third favourite was 18-year-old wonder singer, FaithTucker, who gave a fantastic rendition of Granada and earned a standing ovation. She had undeniable talent and will be very difficult to beat as a classical singer. She is currently 16/1 at Ladbrokes.
Lightening things up a bit we had the funny mum Siobhan Phillips who wrote and performed a comedy song about being a mum. She was naturally funny and had a touch of Victoria Wood about her. Comedians do well, so she’s one to look out for at a decent 25/1 at Ladbrokes.
Already known to BGT judge, Alesha Dixon, Kojo Anim graced the stage as a comedian. The young father got off to a shaky start, but soon pulled it back and got the crown on side. With plenty of laughs, he impressed Simon Cowell enough to earn his Golden Buzzer. He’s straight through to the finals. He’s now got odds of 10/1 at Bet365.
Simon Cowell has always professed his love of dangerous acts. This was an act that didn’t leave him disappointed. The daredevil escape artist was tied in a straight jacket, hung upside down whilst set on fire. His only escape was to escape the straight jacket and reach for the extinguisher. An exciting act that left the judges and audience wanting more. He has been given odds of 16/1 with Ladbrokes.
The 12-year-old wonder singer, Kerr James, blew everyone away with his rendition of Try a Little Tenderness. His mature voice truly belonged to someone much older than his years and he was pitch-perfect with real soul in his voice. This is definitely a young star to watch out for! You can bet on him at Betfred with odds of 25/1.
Ex West-End star, Brian Gilligan is used to big audiences, having been a star of the show, The Commitments. However, personal tragedy saw him giving up his career. He is now looking to get his career back on line after wowing the judges with a top rendition of Never Love Again from A Star is Born. Gilligan earned a standing ovation as well as decent odds of 12/1 at William Hill.
Young dancer, Akshat Singh wowed the audience with his dance moves. He might not look a typical dancer, but he made people smile and that was his aim. Akshat pulled some very energetic moves out of the bag to get a great reaction from the judges and crowd. He also managed to earn the golden buzzer from And and Dec. The young dancer has odds of 14/1 at Bet365.
Another comedian that stole the hearts of the judges was comic granny Barbara Nice, who turned up with a bag for life full of quips and funnies. She got some big laughs from the judges and audience, earning 4 yeses from the judges and odds of 20/1 at Ladbrokes. Could you crowd surf her way to the finals?
Dave and Finn
Anyone who had a heart couldn’t help but be moved by this dog act. Dace – an ex-policeman, took his beloved ex-police dog Finn onto the show. They moved the audience and judges to tears when they told of how Finn jumped in front of a knife to save Dave, and almost lost his life in the process. He then did a mind-reading act, where judges showed something to Finn and Dave guessed what it was. It was clever and beautifully emotive. Any dog lover cannot fail to be moved by this act. Odds – 8/1 at Bet365.
This little powerhouse from Malta came into the stage and blew the judges away with a powerful rendition of her original song ‘Ten’. She is just ten years old but had a voice that belied her years. Her songwriting and maturity were impressive and she certainly made her country proud. She impressed Alisha so much, in fact. that she got her golden buzzer. As such, she’s one of the favourites, with odds of 9/1 at Bet365.
Rosie and Adam
When we first found out that they’s be doing their roller sating act for 3 months – everyone was a little dubious. This attractive and sporty looking couple rolled onto the stage and declared they were doing a roller skating routine – for the first time in public. What followed was like watching professional ice dancers without the ice – jumps, lifts and throws. It was stylish, energetic and skilfull – and belied the newness of the routine. They now have odds of 20/1 at Betfred.
You’ve got to be good – and very brave, to go on the stage and sing a Les Mis song to the judges. Mark McMullen was both. He knocked the judges out of their seats with his beautiful rendition of Bring Him Home, which he dedicated to his brother, Declan, who suffers from a brain injury. The judges and audience were moved by the story and the performance, leaving him as one of this week’s favourites to make the finals. He has odds of 8/1 at William Hill.
Essex boy Graeme Matthews is a self-proclaimed children’s entertainer and funny man from Essex. He got chuckles from the audience as soon as he stepped onto the stage and charmed the judges. He made Amanda central to his routine when he invited her onto the stage to take part in his water trick. As the audience expected Amanda to pour water over herself, we were all surprisingly impressed with the trick. Funny and magic! He has odds of 20/1 at Betfred
Cheeky young dance group, Iconic, walked onto the stage as just a small group of girl dancers aged between 9-11. However, as soon as the music started, the stage was flooded with dancers of all ages, who performed to, and mimicked, some of the top icons in the music industry – including Bruno Mars, Tina Turner and even the Spice Girls Lots of energy and lots of fun have seen the kids earn a decent 20/1 at Betfred.
This is a young boy band that has similarities to Busted and McFly. They are a group of talented young singers and musicians that knew how to get people’s toes tapping. Amanda was certainly impressed and awarded the youngsters with her Golden Buzzer. As such, they currently have best odds of 5/1 at Bet365
Talented magician Ben Hart wowed judges with both his skills and showmanship. The clever guy managed to turn a piece of paper into an egg right before the eyes of the judge, which was inexplicable. He then transported one audience member from one cage to another, in an act that was very reminiscent of the film ‘The Prestige’. Definitely one to watch… as such he has best odds of 12/1 at Betfred.
This was certainly one to get the tissues out Was veteran, Colin Thackery is an 89-year-old Chelsea Pensioner. He got on the stage to honour his late wife, who passed 3 years ago. He sang a heartfelt and tuneful rendition of Wind Beneath My Wings. It certainly had people reaching for their hankies and he made it through. This wonderful man has odds of 16/1 at Ladbrokes.
This impressionist certainly made an impression on the judges with plenty of great imitations – using household objects. He mimicked Michael MacIntyre, Yoda, Homer and Marge Simpson – and even the Minions. He was funny and entertaining… and his impressions were actually recognisable. He has odds of 50/1 at William Hill.
If you like a bit of romance then you’ll remember this act. It started off on shaky ground, as he was stopped by Simon Cowell mid-song after he accused him of being a Joe Cocker tribute act. He then asked him to sing more naturally. This went down well with the judges, and after singing a few lines with no backing and less gravel he received four yeses. However, this turned into 5 when he asked his girlfriend on stage to propose to her! Awww – how sweet. His odds are 66/1 at Betfred.
There can be no-one that is unfamiliar with the Grenfell tragedy and Leanne Mya is one of the survivors. She took to the stage to perform Lay Me Down to the judges and moved the judges and the audience. It was a nervy performance, but people were on her side and she received a standing ovation. Her talent and backstory have earned her best odds of 66/1 at Betfred.