The Auditions are the first televised round of Britain's Got Talent.
The auditions consist of each act performing in front of the Judges, who can each press their buzzer to signal that they would like the act to finish. After the performance is complete, the Judges may take a vote to determine whether the act should advance through to the next round. If the majority of the Judges vote 'yes', the act progresses through to the Second Round. However, in other cases a select judge or the hosts may press their Golden Buzzer therefore effectively making a vote needless and advancing an act directly onto the Semi-Finals without the need for their advancement to be deliberated upon. In other cases acts may be invited to audition by the Judges, or may have their family apply on their behalf as a surprise and as such have an allocated amount of time wherein they can rehearse before their audition, before then being buzzed if the Judges dislike the act, or after the performance is complete, the Judges may take a vote to determine whether the act should advance through to the next round, with a majority of 'yes' votes from the judges advancing them onto the Second Round.
Every act participating in Britain's Got Talent must take part in the auditions. In recent years, the auditions have often taken a 'ceremonial' position in the contest as the Judges are already aware of which acts they would like to see again. Very few of the large number of acts who audition for the show are televised.
Auditions per Series
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