Britain’s Got Talent stars Harrison and Boycanto need your support as they face three golden buzzer acts

A Hull schoolboy is set to wow the the judges on Britain’s Got Talent once more as he and his theatre group take part in the fourth semi-final on Thursday evening.

Harrison, 11, has already been seen on television this year after he took part in Junior Bake Off, where he failed to win. But he and his fellow performers – as part of theatre group Boycanto – tasted success on BGT after getting four yesses from the judges.

But now they face the daunting challenge of trying to get through to Sunday’s final, which includes no less than three golden buzzers.

Read more: Hull boy shoots down Simon Cowell on BGT before his group sails through

Harrison fronted the group, which hails from all parts of the UK, and made his mark during the auditions with a cheeky dig at Simon Cowell. The group impressed the judges with their rendition of Revolting Children from the musical Matilda.

Back in January, Harrison appeared on Junior Bake Off and created Hull Fair-themed brandy snap blondies, which impressed the judges, though not quite enough for him to win. He is part of the East Yorkshire-based RS Dance, which helps train children in ballet, as well as modern, street, tap, musical and jazz dancing.

Hull boy Harrison, 11, (green top) shoots down Simon Cowell with a quip on BGT before his theatre group BoyCanto sailed through the audition
Hull boy Harrison, 11, (green top) shoots down Simon Cowell with a quip on BGT before his theatre group BoyCanto sailed through the audition

RS Dance, based in Brough, has taken to social media on Thursday urging the people of Hull and East Yorkshire to vote for Harrison and Boycanto to help them make it through to the finals with very stiff competition. On Facebook, the dance studio said: “We need your votes! Harrison has been lucky enough to reach the live semi-finals of BGT tonight at 8pm with his boyband Boycanto!

“Voting opens at 9.30pm it’s only open for 10 mins and it’s free on the ITV app – can I ask you all to vote!!! They’re up against 3 golden buzzer acts so need all the votes they can get!!!!! There’s some good surprises in their act tonight!!! Thank you!!”

Boycanto have it all to do as they battle it out with a number of memorable acts from this year’s show. Also performing tonight is choirboy Malakai Bayoh who prompted Simon Cowell to press the golden buzzer.

Also performing will be Alesha’s golden buzzer singing and dancing act Chicken shed along with French vocal artist MB14 who inspired Ant and Dec to use their golden buzzer. Completing the line-up are dancer Felix Clements, the digital singing cat Noodle, South Korean magician Kimoon Do and acrobatic dancers Duo Odyssey.

During the auditions Harrison aimed a memorable quip towards Simon that got everyone talking. Introducing the group, Harrison said: “We are from all over England and we are here to promote boys dancing, singing and acting.”

Amanda Holden then asked Harrison what would mean more: performing in front of King Charles, or winning £250,000? Harrison immediately said performing for King Charles.

Simon then gave a gesture suggesting money was more important and Harrison quipped: “Simon, Simon, you’ve got to remember, it’s not all about the money.”

That left the crowd and Alesha Dixon, in particular, in stitches. Simon replied: “I 100 per cent agree,” before Amanda said: “Well done Harrison!”

He and his fellow performers went on to perform the number from Matilda with gusto with a standing ovation from the crowd. Afterwards, Simon said: “That was a really good audition but just be really badly behaved going forward.”

Alesha added: “My daughter is obsessed with Matilda and I think children are going to absolutely love you. Your passion and energy was fantastic.” Bruno Tonioli also praised the group saying: “Your attitude was spot on, your energy was spot on. You’re so bad and I loved it.”

The group got the full quota of yesses and now have a chance of performing in the semi-finals of BGT tonight.


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