Britain’s Got Talent 2012 begins tonight on ITV1, 8pm

Britain’s Got Talent 2012 begins tonight on ITV1, 8pm

Britain’s Got Talent returns to our TV screens tonight with the first show of the auditions.

Ant and Dec host the brand new sixth series of Britain’s most varied talent competition.

Talent show supremo Simon Cowell returns to the programme after missing last year’s auditions process, and is joined on the panel by Amanda Holden and new judges Alesha Dixon and David Walliams.

The contest kicks off with the first set of auditions, which feature performers who run the gamut from incredible to disastrous.

The highlight of the night comes when Opera singer Jonathan Antoine, who has been dubbed ‘the new Susan Boyle’, takes to the stage at the London auditions.

The 17-year-old and his singing partner Charlotte Jaconelli perform The Prayer by Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli.

When they walked on the stage the duo were jeered by the crowd, but by the end of their performance they received a standing ovation from the crowd.

Head judge Simon Cowell says: “You’re not saying much Jonathan, are you shy?”, to which he replies: “Sometimes! I’ve always had problems with my size since I can remember and when I was in primary school. It was back then that I had the p*ss taken out of me, that’s all.”

“Charlotte’s been a really big help to me in terms of confidence and making me a better performer, and I really don’t want to be going up on stage today, but I didn’t have a choice about that.”

Simon then dropped a bombshell on the pair, saying: “Ok, this is what I think, Charlotte. I think you’re good, but Jonathan – you’re unbelievable.

“I like the fact that this works as a duo, but I worry Charlotte whether you are going to hold him back.”

See their response and the rest of tonight’s acts from 8pm on ITV1 and ITV1 HD.

Updated: Saturday 24 March 2012
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