Uganda’s ‘Ghetto Kids’ gets historic golden buzzer at Britain’s Got Talent debut
The Ghetto Kids, one of Africa’s most talented and well-known dance groups, have secured the golden buzzer for Britain’s Got Talent 2023, which premiered on Saturday.
Formerly known as Triplets Ghetto Kids, the dance group is made up of 30 children from an orphanage in Uganda, and delivered an energetic performance that wowed all of the judges during their mid-performance on the 16th series of Britain’s Got Talent.
The Ghetto Kids and other contestants are again competing for a prize of £250,000 and the opportunity to perform at the Royal Variety Performance in front of the royal family later this year.
The British television presenting duo, Ant McPartlin and Dec Donnelly, hosted this year’s Britain’s Got Talent, with Bruno Tonioli, Alesha Dixon, Simon Cowell, and Amanda Holden serving as judges.
During their stage performance, Italian choreographer Bruno Tonioli hit the Golden Buzzer to give the Ghetto Kids a standing ovation at their very first audition at the competition.
“I was literally exploding. You should be proud of yourselves, I can’t wait to see you back,” Tonioli said and also went backstage to see the kids before pointing out that they “should be in Hollywood,”
The golden buzzer at the end of their audition grants them a place in one of the live semi-finals of the show; this means they skip past the boot camp stage of the competition, giving them a head start.
The famous Simon Cowell also praised the Ghetto Kids’ performance and the fact that Tonioli had hit the Golden Buzzer so early on in their showcase.
“That’s never actually happened. Normally the Golden Buzzer is pressed afterwards. He gave you the Golden Buzzer and you performed in the confetti, it was wonderful,” Simon Cowell told the visibly excited Ghetto Kids.
Another judge, Amanda Holden, dubbed the performance “an audition to remember” and labelled the Ghetto Kids “absolute superstars.”
“We are honoured you have come on Britain’s Got Talent,” she added. “Well, congratulations to the Ghetto Kids. Keep waving the flag!”
Source: The Guardian
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