Jonny Awsum's BGT streak ends | Comic fails to make the finals

Jonny Awsum's BGT streak ends

Comic fails to make the finals

Musical comedian Jonny Awsum has failed to make the final of Britain's Got Talent.

He performed a hip-hop track called the Triangle Song on last night’s semi-final, inviting David Williams on stage to provide the percussion as he rapped about his home town of Croydon.

The set involved a band, hip-hop crew and pyrotechnics but it wasn’t enough to impress either the voters at home, or Simon Cowell.

He said: ‘I really liked the first audition but this was a backwards step for me. I'm frustrated because you had the opportunity to perform in front of millions of viewers but this wasn't great.’

However follow judges disagreed. Walliams said: ‘It was brilliantly funny, especially seeing Simon's stony face and how much it was annoying him."

And Amanda Holden added: ‘I loved it. We have never seen anything like that before. I can't think of any person who's similar to you. You made me laugh, the whole concept is yours and it was brilliantly staged – well done.’

Dance troupe Mersey Girls and singing duo The Pensionalities were voted through to the final on Saturday.

Tonight’s semi will feature stand-up Daliso Chaponda and musical impressionist Jess Robinson.

Awsum had got through to the live semis of the ITV show after receiving a standing ovation from all four judges during the audition stage, when the roped in Ant and Dec to help out:

• Awsum is one of the 28 acts taking part in Chortle's Fast Fringe at the Leicester Square Theatre in London on June 25. Tickets.

Published: 2 Jun 2017

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