Viewers of Saturday’s Britain’s Got Talent were left so annoyed by the opening acts they threatened to change the channel.
It’s been an eventful series of BGT so far, from gnarly on-stage performances that ended in bloodshed to creepy witch stunts.
The show even faced claims that it was rigged, with viewers convinced the golden buzzer acts were 'fixed'.
Last night's show, 28 May, marked the last week of auditions and opened with three consecutive kids’ acts, which left some Twitter users grumpy from having to see so many kids perform. “One more kid and I’m turning it over #BGT,” one person wrote.
Nine-year-old Mischa Palor opened the show by dancing to 'Somewhere Over The Rainbow', and her performance was followed by 12-year-old Cormac Thompson’s rendition of 'Run' by Snow Patrol. Next came a performance from children’s choir Movies to Musicals, which really sent people over the edge.
One social media user tweeted: “We might see an act that's over 12 years old tonight if we're lucky but I wouldn't hold my breath #BGT.”
Another added: “URGH! If another kids’ dance act comes on I’m switching off #BGT.” A third person echoed: “No more children please no more #BGT,” while a fourth quipped: “Tonight's episode of BGT is sponsored by Toys R Us.”
“Is this Britain's Got Talent or Children Have Talent? #BGT,” pondered another.
Not everyone was enraged by the sight of talented children, however, with one viewer noting: “There should be a kids #BGT. Judges always say all kids are ‘adorable’. #TheVoiceKids works why not #BGT?”
Another said: “#BGT love the fact that it's for all ages... it's great."
Earlier this month, viewers were outraged when they discovered that magician Keiichi Iwasaki – who impressed hosts Ant and Dec so much they slammed the golden buzzer – had in fact appeared on four other versions of the ITV talent show.
In 2016, the magician auditioned for Italy's version, in 2019 he appeared on Spain's and in 2021, Bulgaria's. He also auditioned for Germany's Das Supertalent last year.
As well as auditioning for multiple other versions of BGT, Iwasaki has even received the golden buzzer before, while on Bulgaria's version of the show.
Viewers were quick to comment beneath a YouTube video of Iwasaki, pointing out his past experience on similar talent shows.
"Oh come on. A quick youtube search this guys done european Got Talent shows for years. No one knew him or what he was going to do? FIX FIX FIX," one said.
Another wrote: "I am having deja vu. Last year, Iwasaki participated in my country Got Talent (Bulgaria Got Talent). He performed the same or similar tricks..."Featured Image Credit: ITV