Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 29 January 2015

Cowell: Golden Buzzer 'empowering'

Simon Cowell has talked about choosing Bars And Melody for his Britain's Got Talent Golden Buzzer pick
Simon Cowell has talked about choosing Bars And Melody for his Britain's Got Talent Golden Buzzer pick

Simon Cowell has said it felt empowering to press his Golden Buzzer for Bars And Melody at the Britain's Got Talent auditions.

The ITV talent show's head judge chose the schoolboy singing and rapping duo of Leondre Devries and Charlie Lenehan to go straight through to the live semi-finals using the Golden Buzzer, a new addition this year that allows each judge to pick one act to champion.

Simon, who was the last judge to choose an act, told ITV: "It felt empowering. Everyone went nuts and they were really emotional. They are really great kids.

"I like the fact that they wrote their own song based on life experiences. People are going to root for them and they've got this great friendship that is so obvious when you watch them together."

He added of their chances to win: "When you've got that kind of support from the public going into the finals, it helps. So I think they're going to do well."

Amanda Holden chose salsa-dancing 80-year-old Paddy and her dance partner Nico to go through to the next stage, David Walliams caused controversy by buzzing for Cristian Grigore Spiridon's questionable rendition of Tom Jones hit Sex Bomb, and Alesha Dixon picked girl band REAformed.

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting?

Nightlife Galleries


Latest Entertainment News

Latest Music News

Latest Film & TV News

Latest Eating Out News


Your Horoscopes by Russell Grant


You long to have some fun, but responsibilities require your attention. Set some reasonable goals and then reward yourself when you finish them in the allotted time. Having incentives will keep you focused and productive. Fortunately, a loved one is offering lots of support. Lean on this friend when you feel discouraged. With their encouragement, you'll be able to finish work in record time. After hours, you'll be able to share a good meal together. Do your best to balance work with play.More