Julian Smith, Two Grand make Britain’s Got Talent final (video)
Sax sensation Julian Smith and grandfather and granddaughter duo Two Grand are the latest acts to make it through to the finals of Britain’s Got Talent.
The 39-year-old musician from Birmingham wowed the judges with a stunning rendition of All By Myself, a song written and performed first by Eric Carmen in 1975.
Piers Morgan described him as “probably the coolest contestant we’ve ever had on the show,” adding: “That was a brilliant performance and I think you can win the show with that saxophone.”
Amanda Holden agreed: “I think you are the best act so far. You stirred so many emotions in me because you played it so well, so thank you so much.”
Simon Cowell added: “I think you’re going to be popular tonight and I think you’ve got a chance for Saturday night’s show.”
And Simon was right as Julian’s performance was voted the most popular among the public.
Two Grand became shock finalists after making Amanda cry with an emotional version of Somewhere Out There from the 1986 animated film An American Tail.
12-year-old Sally and 76-year-old John beat child star Callum Francis in the judges’ vote-off after being put through by Simon and Amanda.
Overwhelmed Amanda described their performance as a “fantastic”, while Piers said that they showed they were a genuine act.
Simon said: “I don’t know what’s happened to me tonight. I like the kid acts, the saxophone players, and I really, really like you two. You’re not the best singers in the world but you have complete and utter sincerity.”
They will now appear on Saturday night’s final alongside Susan Boyle, Diversity, Flawless, Shaun Smith, Stavros Flately, Shaheen Jafargholi and Julian Smith.
VIDEO: Julian Smith performs All By Myself on semi-finals of Britain’s Got Talent
VIDEO: Two Grand sing Somewhere Out There on semi-finals of Britain’s Got Talent
You can also watch the videos here.