Series 5 of Britain's Got Talent was held in 2011, and was won by singer Jai McDowall.
This was the first series after Piers Morgan had left the show; Simon Cowell was also not present for the auditions. New Judges Michael McIntyre and David Hasselhoff joined Amanda Holden for the auditions, with Cowell joining the three for the live shows. Neither Hasselhoff nor McIntyre returned for the sixth series.
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Main Article: Series 5 Auditions
The auditions for Series 5 were filmed between January and February 2011 in Glasgow, Liverpool, Manchester, Cardiff, Birmingham and London. Seven episodes of auditions were aired between the 16th April and the 29th May.
After choosing 36 of the 40 acts to advance to the Semi-Finals, the Judges were unsure of who to give the remaining four spots to; as a result, eight acts were chosen to perform again, and the best of the two performers would advance. The results of this performance were as follows; New Bounce were chosen over B Minor, Abyss over High Definition, Jay Worley over Kevin, and Razy Gogonea over Michael Moral (however Moral was later reinstated).
This was the first and last time the semi-finalists were decided in this manner.
40 acts from the auditions were chosen to perform in the Semi-Finals, the acts being revealed at the end of the second round on the 29th May. The number of acts in the semi-finals this season would later be increased to 41, after Michael Moral was added to the start list of the fifth semi-final.
Semi Final 1
|1. Girls Roc||Fire Dancers||Eliminated|
|2. Donelda Guy||Dog Act||Eliminated|
|3. Stuart Arnold||Terminator Impersonator & Rapper||Eliminated|
|4. Paul Gbegbaje||Pianist||Moved On (JC)|
|5. Bruce Sistaz||Martial Arts Duo||Eliminated|
|6. Ted Hall and Grace Bower||Singing Duo||Eliminated|
|7. Joe Oakley||Trial Biker||Eliminated (JC)|
|8. Ronan Parke||Singer||Moved On|
Semi Final 2
In semi-final 2,Lorna Bliss, who was originally sent home in the first round of auditions, was brought back to perform in the semi-finals.
|1. Two and a Half Men||Dancer Trio||Eliminated|
|2. Enchantment||Acrobat Troupe||Eliminated|
|3. Herbie Armstrong||Singer||Eliminated|
|4. Lorna Bliss||Britney Spears Impersonator||Eliminated|
|5. New Bounce||Boyband||Moved On|
|6. Jean Martyn||Singer||Moved On (JC)|
|7. David and Karen||Illusionist Duo||Eliminated (JC)|
|8. Up & Over It||Table-based Hand Dance Duo||Eliminated|
Semi Final 3
|1. The Circus of Horrors||Extreme Stunt Performers||Eliminated|
|2. Jay Worley||Singer||Eliminated|
|3. Angela and Teddy||Dog Act||Eliminated|
|4. Abyss||Dance Troupe||Eliminated|
|5. Wachiraporn Tirpak||Entertainer||Eliminated|
|6. Les Gibson||Impressionist||Moved On|
|7. James Hobley||Dancer||Moved On (JC)|
|8. Gay and Alan||Bell Ringers||Eliminated (JC)|
Semi Final 4
|1 . Dance Angels Elite||Dance Troupe||Eliminated|
|2. Jessica Hobson||Singer||Eliminated|
|3. Mexican Mayhem||Dog Act||Eliminated|
|4. Out of the Blue||Singing Group||Eliminated|
|5. Nathan Wyburn||Artist||Eliminated|
|6. Jai McDowall||Singer||Moved On|
|7. Steven Hall||Dancer||Moved On (JC)|
|8. Edward Reid||Singer||Eliminated (JC)|
Semi Final 5
|1. Marawa||Hula Hoop Artist||Eliminated|
|2. Pip and Puppy||Singer and Dog Act||Eliminated (JC)|
|3. Celtic Colleens||Dark Dancers||Eliminated|
|4. Mr and Mrs||Singer and Pianists||Eliminated|
|5. Follow The Right Path||Rappers||Eliminated|
|6. Antonio Popeye||Eye Popper||Eliminated|
|7. Michael Moral||Dancer||Eliminated|
|8. Michael Collings||Guitarist||Moved On (JC)|
|9. Razy Gogonea||Dancer||Moved On|
These are the results of the Final: