Britain's Got Talent viewers were left confused by a CGI animation of a singing cat auditioning on the show.
When Noodle burst into song, performing Nina Simone's Feeling Good with a strong male voice, the audience were all shown gasping with surprise before the judges put the cat through the next round.
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Animal-loving judge Cowell said: "I always said 'One year a singing animal would win Britain's Got Talent.' I didn't necessarily believe it. I never thought I would one day be talking to a cat saying I loved your singing voice. But I am. And I think Noodle, you possibly could win the show."
But many viewers were bewildered by the audition, with many asking if the audience and judges had even been able to see the animation shown on the TV broadcast..
One tweeted: "@BGT it's a cartoon? I'm confused, I mean a singing cat I'm all for but what do the judges see? #BritainsGotTalent #BGT2023"
Another said: "Why is there an animation auditioning on #BritainsGotTalent ? I’m so confused #BGT2023"
One viewer asked: "I'm confused, what could the audience see during this 'cat' act cause that's an animation?"
And another said: "But the audience wouldn't be able to see that cat...?"
One baffled viewer asked: "Is that cat there…or…explain please."
Other viewers were not only confused by the auditions - but found it disturbing.
One tweeted: "I'm so confused I mean the voice is crazy good but I find the cat creepy. #BGT #BritainsGotTalent #BGT2023"
And another said: "I can’t decide if this cat thing is good, or creeping me out…… or both #BritainsGotTalent #BGT2023."
The latest episode of the ITV show also featured Bonnie the King Charles Spaniel who attempted to play the piano while conducted by her owner Olga.
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