Britain's Got Talent introduces 'Golden Buzzer' twist
- Bang Showbiz
- 17 January 2014
Simon Cowell has added a new twist to 'Britain's Got Talent' involving a Golden Buzzer, which will give the judges a chance to put through their favourite act, regardless of whether the other panellists agree
Simon Cowell is to introduce a 'Golden Buzzer' as part of a new twist on 'Britain's Got Talent'.
The show boss will allow the panel a chance to put their favourite act through to the live shows, regardless of what the other judges think, by pressing the new bell which will sit in the middle of them.
However, Simon, Alesha Dixon, David Walliams and Amanda Holden will need to think carefully about who they'd like to see again as they are only allowed to press the special prop once.
A show source told The Sun newspaper: "The idea is that if any of the judges absolutely love an act, they can press the buzzer once during the audition rounds to win them an automatic place in the live shows.
"Given how there's often a lot of disagreement on the judging panel, this is sure to stir things up.
"Last year Amanda and Alesha walked off set during auditions after Simon and David refused to vote for a dance act which they thought deserved to go through to the next round.
"If this happened again, one of the girls could automatically give the act a place. Also, David is known for championing some of the quirkier acts, much to Simon's frustration - and will no doubt end up pressing it just to wind him up."
Pressing the buzzer will see the stage light up with music blaring and glitter falling from the roof in order to celebrate the act getting through to the next round.
The new twist will be in place from the first auditions, which will kick off in Belfast, Northern Ireland, tomorrow (18.01.14).