Wednesday 19 September 2018

Bedroom dancer and martial artist Jesse make BGT semis

Jesse Jane McParland
Jesse Jane McParland
Dylan Byrd

Bedroom dancer Dylan Byrd from Cavan and nine-year-old martial artist Jesse Jane McParland from Northern Ireland have both made it through to the Britain's Got Talent semi-finals.

Judges Simon Cowell, David Walliams, Alesha Dixon and Amanda Holden have whittled the hundreds of acts down to just 45.

Irish kickboxer Jesse is the youngest semi-finalist in the hugely popular television show.

The junior kickboxing champion was first seen on The Late Late Toy Show last Christmas and is now making a name for herself on British TV.

She stole the hearts of Amanda Holden and Simon Cowell joked that she could be hired as his private security.


Meanwhile, Dylan (17) won the approval of the judges after he performed an incredible routine to Jesse J's Bang Bang.

Dylan finally received the thumbs up from Alesha for a semi-final spot after she was initially reluctant to give him a place.

Meanwhile, Wendy the talking dog may have sparked controversy among viewers, but she and owner Marc Metral are through to the live semi-final of Britain's Got Talent.

French ventriloquist Metral is among the semi-finalists, along with Siberian light performers UDI, who impressed the audience with their innovative act.

Burlesque dance troupe The Ruby Red Performers from Hull, whose ages range from 25 to 64, will also be among those competing for the public vote to secure a place in the live grand final and the chance of winning the £250,000 (€351,000) cash prize and the opportunity to take the stage at the Royal Variety Performance.

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