Saturday, April 23, 2011

'You do things I've never seen humans do!' Body-popping breakdancer Razy Gogonea wows on Britain's Got Talent with his Matrix-inspired dance routine

By Sarah Bull

Amazing: Romanian dancer Razy Gogonea wowed the judges on Britain's Got Talent with his Matrix-inspired dance routine

A body-popping breakdancer was the star of the show on Britain's Got Talent tonight when he wowed the judges with his Matrix inspired dance routine.

Romanian dancer Razy Gogonea, 28, bounded onto the stage as he ran on on his knees, dressed as Keanu Reeves' character Neo from the infamous sci-fi movie.

Watched by his girlfriend in the audience, Razy amazed the judges with his unique performance, which saw him bend and move his body like nobody else.

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Is that you, Neo? Afterwards, the judges praised the creativity of his audition and the beautiful choreography

Afterwards, judge Michael McIntyre said: 'I loved you Razy, there were things I never seen humans do. I thought it was excellent, I really enjoyed watching it. You are Neo from The Matrix.'

Amanda Holden said: 'I found it exciting, you used the whole stage which is very good. Beautifully choreographed, excellent job. Well done!'

And David Hasselhoff added: 'You're like a real life videogame, very very entertaining. Well done.'

Emotional: Ravy couldn't control himself as he received praise from the judges and a standing ovation from the audience

How was it? Asked how he felt by the experience by Ant McPartlin, Ravy replied: 'It was awesome!'

A tearful Razy struggled to contain himself as all three judges voted to send him through to the next round.

The show opened in Manchester, with the judges looking forward to the talent on offer in the city.

Before the auditions started, Amanda said: 'I'm always excited when I come to Manchester - for me it's like my second home.'

Michael then added: 'We're going to have some real genuine talent, I have no doubt that there will be.'

The auditions began with painter and decorator Micky Gooch kicking things off.

Nutter: Martial arts expert Micky said he had been practicing 'like a nutter' for his audition

Incredible: The 54-year-old did a one-fingered press up on top of a nail, but was said to not be entertaining enough for the judges

A 54-year-old martial arts expert, Micky said he 'trained like a nutter' before taking to the stage, boasting that he can 'throw a watermelon in the air and cut it with his fingers'.

Asked by David Hasselhoff what he was going to do, Micky said he would be performing a one-fingered press-up on top of a nail.

Micky managed a staggering 10 push ups on top of the nail, leaving the judges cringing, before his finger slipped off the nail.

Afterwards, Michael said: 'I did feel it's an amazing thing to do more than one of them but ultimately we're looking for entertainment and I wasn't entertained.'

Amanda added: 'It was amazing but I don't think it's enough to make it on to the Royal Variety show.'

Double act: Ted, 91, and his 21-year-old granddaughter Grace are the stars of the show with their double act

We love you! The audience gave the family double act huge applause and a standing ovation

Next up was granddaughter and grandfather duo Ted, 91, and 21-year-old Grace.

Ted revealed he used to be a professional entertainer and gave it up when his daughter was born.

Before hitting the stage, Ted admitted he was concerned about letting Grace down. Struggling to hear what the judges were saying, Ted misheard Amanda asking him if he was retired, saying: 'Yes, I am tired!'

The pair performed If I Was A Rich Man, with Ted things kicking off before Grace joined in with If I Was A Rich Girl. They then sang New York, New York, much to the delight of the judges and the audience.

What's that? Ted struggles to hear Amanda talking to him and uses Grace as his interpreter

And while Ted struggled at points, forgetting to hold the microphone up to his mouth, the pair thoroughly entertained with their performance.

After their audition, David said: 'I think the Queen will love this - this beats the hell out of America's Got Talent. Terrific job, well done.'

Amanda added: 'I really enjoyed it. I thought it was a brilliant, entertaining act.'

Michael concluded: 'I think you should be able to buy a Ted doll and you're holding a microphone but the arm never reaches the face.'

Impressionist Les Gibson, 41, was up next, admitting his ability to impersonate people helped him become more confident at school.

Who are you? Les Gibson stunned the audience with his celebrity impressions

I'm going to smash his head in: Dec was less than flattered by Les' impression

Before performing for the judges, Les said he had been performing impressions full-time for 13 years but sometimes struggled with the insecurity of being a self-employed impressionist.

Les opened his audition with an impression of Ant and Dec, much to the amusement of the Britain's Got Talent presenters.

And while Ant was thrilled with his impression, Dec said he was disappointed that he sounded so camp, laughing: 'I'm going to smash his face in!'

Les then threw in some more impressions of stars including Ross Kemp and Coronation Street's Kevin Webster - leaving the judges and audience in fits of laughter.

Not so good: Comedian Elaine Williams' act didn't go down too well and she was booed off the stage

I'm outta here: Elaine swore at the audience and stormed off the stage

However, while Amanda and Michael were impressed, David looked slightly out of his depth witht he Corrie impersonation.

Afterwards, Michael said: 'I think you were brilliant, I thoroughly enjoyed it. You obviously have a very diverse range.'

And David laughed: 'I had no idea what you were saying but I absolutely enjoyed it because you were confident and you took to the stage and that's what this show is about.'

Amanda added: 'I'm delighted for you because I thought you were fantastic.'

So Les was put through to the next round with three yeses from the judges. Supply teacher Linda and her dog Fen were up next, but failed to impress the panel and received three nos.

Nooooo: Judges David Hasselhoff and Michael McIntyre were not impressed by Elaine's act

Why did you do that? Elaine told Ant and Dec she couldn't cope with being booed by the audience

Musician James Kingg played the keyboard but was quickly buzzed by the judges and was sent home.

Lollipop lady Margaret Austin was also unsuccessful with her audition.

Elaine Williams took to the stage next with a comedy act, after admitting previously that she was in college doing a course on soup and sauces.

However, before her performance, Elaine said she had only performed stand-up comedy about six times.

Cute: Pipp and her puppy Buddy amazed the audience with their performance of Pie Jesu

Say hi, Buddy! The six-month-old dog took his new-found fame in his stride

And she certainly failed to impress the audience, who started chanting for her to get off the stage, to which Elaine said 'f*** off' and left the stage, not even giving the judges chance to say no.

The next segment of the show opened in Birmingham, where the first act up was Pipp and her puppy Buddy.

The pair performed Pie Jesu, with Pipp singing opera and Buddy joining in howling at the highest points.

After receiving a standing ovation from the audience, Pipp gave Buddy a big hug and kiss before waiting for the comments from the judges.

An audience with Edward Reid: Scottish singer Edward performed nursery rhymes to the soundtrack of Snow Patrol's Run

Hitting the high notes: Edward stunned the audience with his humorous performance

Michael said: 'You never know what to expect but this was very surprising.

Congratulations, well done!' David added: 'Very entertaining.'

And when Amanda asked if she would ever consider doing a pop track with Buddy, Pipp replied: 'I could definitely try but he's quite fussy - it's up to him.'

With three yeses, the pair moved on to the next round of the competition.

Drama teacher Edward Reid, 35, was first up when the auditions moved to Glasgow.

Asked what his dreams are, Edward replied: 'This might sound really cheesy but ever since I was a little boy I have wanted to have An audience with Edward Reid.'

Hilarious: David, who missed the point of some of the acts, was thoroughly entertained by the act

Brilliant: And Ant and Dec also joined in applauding the hilarious drama teacher

And Edward left the audience in stitches as he performed Old McDonald Had A Farm and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star to the soundtrack of Snow Patrol's Run.

Afterwards, Michael said: 'Edward Reid - nobody saw that coming. I don't know what's going to happen to you after this competition but I can definitely see you being booked for Elton John's child's first birthday party. I didn't think it would come in this form but Glasgow has got talent!'

Amanda added: 'I have a five-year-old daughter and I would so buy your album for her.'

And David concluded: 'Really creative and very funny. Thank God for you. Terrific job.'

Needless to say, Edward got three yeses from the judges and will be seen again later in the competition.

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