BRITAIN FINALLY FINDS ITS TALENT
A BELTING episode saw Britain’s Got Talent finally hit its stride this week.
Opening with The Zimmers – a geriatric troupe who sang the Beastie Boys number You Gotta Fight For Your Right To Party.
Some of them were so old, they remember when that track was called You Gotta Fight For Your Right To Partition (Ireland).
“I wanna see you guys in the final!” said judge David Walliams, which seemed a bit optimistic. That is still months away and flu season is not over yet. By autumn, the Grim Reaper will have forced The Zimmers to have more personnel changes than Atomic Kitten.
Followed by the wonderfully loopy Mena Swift, who compared herself to Nicole Scherzinger. After a boil wash, presumably.
Then Richard Bolongi, whose music Bolongi-n-the-bin.
The star of the show was Mr Zip ( right), whose act initially seemed to be impersonating Frank Bruno. During his mental health breakdown.
In fact he was a singer – and his “Where me keys, where me phone?” rap was one of the truly great BGT moments.
Finally, they topped it off with a dog who could walk on its hind legs. Yes, it was great to see Amanda Holden back from maternity leave.