BGT’s Alesha Dixon backs golden buzzer act to win: ‘They were exceptional’

BGT’s Alesha Dixon backs golden buzzer act to win: ‘They were exceptional’


Britain's Got Talent judge Alesha Dixon predicts a golden buzzer act will take home the £250,000 prize this year – because there are “so many!”

This year the judging panel – which also includes Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden and Bruno Tonioli – went crazy for their big gold button.

And while the former Mis-Teeq star would love a singer to win the show, she says the competition is “massively wide open”.

“I predict a golden buzzer act will win the show because there's so many and they were all exceptionally outstanding,” says Alesha. “So I think one of them will win. But I think at this point it's really open. Perhaps this could be the first year in a long time that we have a singer win. So that could be quite nice. We haven’t had a female winner for a while, that’s a shame. We need to encourage more women to audition next year. I’m on a mission!

Here Alesha reveals what we can expect from series 16 of the ITV show which kicks off at 8pm on April 15th, on ITV1.

What is it about Britain’s Got Talent that keeps you coming back every year?

I guess the fact that it's such a joyful show. I think that's the number one reason, we always say we are very fortunate that we get to go on this emotional rollercoaster with the show, but ultimately, the main feeling that you get, and actually something that Simon talked about quite a lot this year, was the fact that it makes people happy and that it's joyful. And we always need a bit of that in our lives. Also people are the heart and soul of the show. The extraordinary, creative, and imaginative people that decide to audition every year, they are the show. They are what stops it becoming boring, by people telling their stories through their acts or getting to know them and their reasoning for coming on the show, all of those moments make it heartfelt, warm and interesting.

What do you think Bruno brings to the show?

Bruno brings energy to the show and passion. He's very honest. He runs off of his instincts and he trusts his instincts and his judgment in that respect. And he just loves the arts as a whole. He loves performance in whatever sort of capacity it comes in. You'd often see him get quite emotional over certain acts or he would be quite moved or taken aback by it. And that was really nice to see, almost watching the show through a new set of eyes, if that makes sense?

Coming into this series, was there anything that you particularly wanted to see?

Every year I want a different type of variety act to win. I like the fact that we can say Axel Blake won last year and actually is thriving in the real world and is having a really good career and a great run. I love the fact that each year a different type of performer wins the show, which I think is really hopeful and promising for anybody that wants to be on stage and enter the show, that it's open to everyone and everything. So I don't ever go into it thinking, ”Right. I want to see the next best street dance act." I go into it thinking, "I want somebody to use this platform to have a moment to hopefully change their life and to have a career, in whatever shape or form that comes in." And it doesn't necessarily have to be somebody in the category of singing and dancing. It can be anything. I think that's the thing, the door is open for anyone to use their imagination and really, really think outside the box, but also to carry that through and actually change their life, because that's what we want for people, we want people to come on the show and for it to change their life. We want people to get a lucky break because it's very, very tough. So there's no sort of specific act, it's just somebody coming out and having a moment.

Do you think the acts come on the show just to have a laugh or they actually want the prize money and fame?

I think it's a combination of everything, but I think most people that come on that have a talent, it's that they've had the courage to step forward. They want to share that talent and they want a career in that chosen field; and they want to use Britain's Got Talent as the platform and the springboard. Yeah, you're going to have some that come on for a laugh, some that come on just to take a punt and a chance, but I think most people that come on with a genuine talent, they are looking for a life-changing moment and to have a career, and for the world to see what they can do and to share that gift. I think it's that good old-fashioned sense of entertainment and that idea of having dreams and hopes. Britain's Got Talent is one of the only shows, I think, that does that and does it so well, where somebody's dream can come true. How was it going back to Manchester for the first time in three years? The audience is always so enthusiastic and up for it and we'd missed it. We hadn't been there for three years and we always loved touring around the country because it felt like the circus had come to town. There is a different sort of perspective and vibe depending on where you go. And it shouldn't always be London-centric. So I was well up for it, I was happy to be there and I think the audience really appreciated it.

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