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Britain’s Got Talent judges declare semi-final act ‘the winner’ as Amanda’s left in tears

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John landed himself a spot in the Britain’s Got Talent semi-finals straight after his first audition as Ant and Dec sent him through as their golden buzzer pick. The BGT semi-finalist won over ITV viewers and the judges first time round with his quirky comedy songs and he continued to impress in the semi-final. In fact, John put on such a show, the likes of Amanda Holden and Ashley Banjo were already tipping him for victory.

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As Ant and Dec watched proudly from the side of the stage, John took to his piano sporting an eye-catching white blazer.

“Hello, good evening, hi,” John said at the top of his performance. “It’s amazing to be here, obviously.”

The BGT act then explained what he had in store for Amanda, Ashley, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams.

“For my audition I did a song about my kids and about being a dad,” he said. “Tonight, I want to take you back a bit further to when I was a kid and about my mum and dad.”

John performed his own hit titled ‘When I Was A Boy’ and while it involved tales from his childhood, he couldn’t help take a few swipes at the BGT judges along the way.

Using his wit and musical talents, John blew everyone away with his comical timing and heartfelt stories from his past.

As his song neared its climax, John began to choke up as he sang about his mother and father – even introducing the former via video link for a virtual bow.

John’s mother appeared on the big screen as she joined in with her son’s performance and it didn’t take long for the emotions to boil over for Amanda and Alesha either.

The BGT judges tried their best to hold back the tears as John paid tribute to his mum, with Alesha noting once he’d finished: “Oh, my God. I did not expect the emotion of him doing that.”

The rest of the panel and Ant and Dec gave John a standing ovation before they weighed in with their critique.

“We need another golden buzzer,” David joked. “We need to press it right now for John.”

He continued: “What you’re doing is so amazing because it’s so personal to your life but it’s so universal too.”

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Alesha was similarly full of praise, telling the singer: “I feel so happy for you,

“You nailed it my friend. Well done,” the BGT judge concluded.

Amanda then revealed why the emotions of the performance got too much, as she weighed in: “Your mum floored me at the end,

“I’m treating this show like therapy, I just cry all the time.”

The studio let out a giggle as Amanda added: “I just really want it for you, I think this is one of the best golden buzzers we’ve ever had on the show because you feel like Britain’s Got Talent.

“I think after the year we’ve had, you’d be an amazing and brilliant winner.”

Ashley then kicked off his evaluation by saying: “We may be looking at the winner of this year’s show, it was that good.”

But will John have what it takes to win the entire contest and pocket the £250,000 prize money?

Britain’s Got Talent continues Saturday on ITV.

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