Britain's Got Talent 2019: Five must-see auditions from episode three including a teen dancer and a knife throwing act

Natasha Sporn

Britain’s Got Talent auditions continued this evening with another action-packed show full of Royal Variety hopefuls.

From throat singers to comedians, judges Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams really did see it all in the Bank Holiday weekend instalment of the popular ITV show.

Presenters Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly even got to press their own Golden Buzzer for a young teen with a stage dream.

Here are our five must-see auditions from episode three…

Singer: Brian Gilligan closed the show (Syco / Thames)

Margaret and Dave

The dancing duo discovered a love for moving their feet when their daughters gifted them some dance lessons. Starting off slow, it looked like the judges and audience were about to fall asleep before it all changed, proving you can never write off an act in the first few seconds!

Stripping off their coats to reveal shimmering dance outfits, Margaret and Dave’s enthusiastic routine to Proud Mary had cheers ringing out around the auditorium and Ant and Dec dancing in the wings. There was even a cheeky knicker surprise at the end.

Four yeses.

Gomonov Knife Show

Hearts were in mouths right from the second production said “medic in position” followed by one half of the duo admitting “one mistake could kill her”.

Weeks after The Vardanyan Brothers and their swords, came the pair from Belarus and their knife act. The act - which would certainly liven up the Royal Variety - consisted of a man standing on the judges desk and flinging knives across the room at a board, which his female counterpart stood in front of before putting her in a spinning wheel to throw more pointed blades at her.

The brave performer emerged, unscathed. And then, oddly, Cowell decided he wanted a go and ran up on stage to be put in the firing line. The judge looked a mixture of excited and horrified as knives went flying all around him. Four yeses.

Jayson Stilwell

The 48-year-old started off When You Wish Upon A Star as cute as any Disney rendition could be, before adding his own tones to it with throat singing (sounding a little bit like Kermit The Frog). So intrigued were Ant and Dec that they left their position in the wings to stare at the singer on stage.

The judges admitted they didn’t really understand what was going on but four yeses, nonetheless. And the added promise of getting Jayson to dress up in frog costume.

Akshat

The 13-year-old, from Mumbai, wanted to follow his own mottos to “make everyone happy” and show “nothing is impossible” with an audition for BGT.

Starting off with traditional dancing, Akshat’s voice was soon heard on the track telling people “never to underestimate kids”…before bursting to life dancing to Nicki Minaj’s Starships in a routine filled with high-energy choreography and some gym tricks.

The four judges were immediately in love with the act, lavishing praise on the youngster. But ultimately the voting never happened because the lovable Geordie duo bounded on stage to hit their golden buzzer to give a sobbing Akshat a pass to the semi-finals and a massive round of applause.

Brian Gilligan

Dublin-born Brian enjoyed West End success with The Commitments but soon lost his confidence after the death of his brother last year. But a new chapter in his life, becoming a dad, reignited his love for the stage and brought him to the big BGT stage.

The audience and judges listened with open mouths as the 32-year-old singer performed his emotional rendition of Lady Gaga’s I’ll Never Love Again, as featured in A Star Is Born.

Brian received a standing ovation for his efforts, just about the same time as he began to cry on stage. Four yeses.

Britain’s Got Talent continues Saturdays on ITV.