Rogues and Molly storm to BGT final09/05/2012 - 08:00:53
Lad band Loveable Rogues and schoolgirl singer Molly Rainford have become the latest acts to win a place in the 'Britain’s Got Talent' final.
The London-based three piece and 11-year-old Molly received the most votes during third semi-final last night.
They joined pop-opera duo Jonathan and Charlotte, Latin American ballroom dancers Kai and Natalia, Pudsey the dancing dog with dance partner Ashleigh and Welsh male choir Only Boys Aloud in Saturday’s final.
Two more acts will be chosen during tonight’s live show with the last acts added to the line-up tomorrow night.
Coral bookmakers said Jonathan and Charlotte are the current favourites to win at 8-13, followed by Ashleigh and Pudsey at 10-3 and Loveable Rogues on 6-1.
Loveable Rogues, who topped last night’s public vote, won themselves legions of fans as they belted out their own tune, 'Lovesick'.
Cowell told them: “It was brilliant. You’ve come together at absolutely the right time. This is absolutely the real deal.”
Amanda Holden said: “It was like The Streets meets Gipsy Kings. I love how you mixed it up.”
Molly, currently 14-1 to win on Saturday, won some of the most rousing applause of the night after she captivated the audience and judges with her soulful rendition of Roxette’s 'It Must Have Been Love'.
Alesha Dixon told her she reminded her of a “little Mariah Carey”, while David Walliams said: “I closed my eyes when you were singing and I thought it was an adult singing.”
Simon Cowell added: “You’re adorable. It was stunning.”
The two acts narrowly beat the Twist and Pulse Dance Company after they also finished in the top three of the public vote.
Loveable Rogues ensured their place in the final after winning the most votes and Molly went through as the public’s second favourite act after the judges failed to make a decision and left the choice up to the public poll. Walliams and Cowell voted for the singer while Dixon and Holden backed the London-based dance group.
Among those who failed to make it through were xylophone player Ashley Elliot, 17, from Enniskillen, despite being championed by Walliams who described his energetic performance of 'Helter Skelter' as “pure joy”.
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