James Hobley and Les Gibson through to BGT final
- Bang Showbiz
- 2 June 2011
James Hobley and Les Gibson made it through to the final of 'Britain's Got Talent' after battling it out in last night's (01.06.11) semi-final
James Hobley and Les Gibson have made it through to the final of 'Britain's Got Talent'.
Dancer James - who uses his passion to overcome autism - soared through to Saturday's (04.06.11) grand finale by performing a show-stopping routine of pirouettes and plies to Leona Lewis' hit track 'Happy', with judge David Hasselhoff saying he's his "all-time favourite" to win the ITV1 show.
He said: "He is my all-time favourite to win this competition. Yeah."
Simon Cowell - who is joined on the judging panel by David, Michael McIntyre and Amanda Holden - added: "I thought you were absolutely brilliant."
Liverpudlian impressionist Les - who mimicked 'BGT' hosts Ant and Dec during his act - was the second act to be put through to the series final after beating bell-ringers Aeolian Chimes in the public vote, and joked he could be set to take over from Dec in the showbiz world.
He said: "It feels fantastic. I want to thank everyone for voting. It's an overwhelming feeling.
"Ant and Les has a nice ring to it, don't you think? As we know, that's showbiz."
Meanwhile, TV mogul Simon has revealed he will introduce a wildcard act and put his favourite lucky loser through to this year's final in a similar style to 2010's 'The X Factor'.
He explained: "This is the one thing I am allowed to do on the show this year. I hope it will be popular and it's the right thing to do."