The 2014 Judging Panel

Series 8 of Britain's Got Talent was held in 2014, and was won by opera group Collabro. The 2012 & 2013 judging panel - consisting of Simon Cowell , Amanda Holden , Alesha Dixon and David Walliams - returned. Ant & Dec returned to host the main show, whilst Stephen Mulhern returned to host More Talent. 2014 saw the introduction of a new 'Golden Buzzer' twist, where each judge (and Ant & Dec) could press a central, golden buzzer once to send an act straight through to the live shows. 

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The Golden Buzzer was used throughout the series. In episode 1, Amanda Holden used hers for salsa dancing duo Paddy and Nico. In episode 2, David Walliams used his for singer Christian Spridon. In episode 4, Alesha Dixon used hers for girl band REAformed. In episode 5, Simon Cowell used his for singing duo Bars and Melody. Ant & Dec used theirs for comedian Toju.

In the semi-finals, Kony Puppets became the first act to receive 4 buzzes in the semi finals since Antonio Popeye in Series 5.

In the final, Yanis Marshall, Arnaud and Mehdi were the first act ever to recieve a buzz in the final of Britain's Got Talent, after Simon pressed his buzzer. The other judges heavily critisicised him for doing so, however it did not prevent the group from finishing last.

Auditions

Main Article: Series 8 Auditions

The auditions for Series 8 were filmed between January and February 2014 in Belfast, Manchester, Cardiff, Birmingham and London. Seven episodes of auditions were aired between the 12th April and the 25th May. 

Semi Finals

Symbol Meaning
No.png Buzzer
Check.png Judge's vote
Ovation1.png Standing Ovation

Week 1

Name Act David Alesha Amanda Simon Result
1. Countryvive Dance Troupe Eliminated
2. Mickey Dumoulin Singer Eliminated
3. Lauren and Terrell Street Dance Duo Eliminated
4. Patsy May Puppet Singer Eliminated
5. Henrietta Adewole Singer Eliminated
6. Jon Clegg Impressionist Ovation1.pngCheck.png Check.png Wildcard
7. Darcy Oake Magician & Illusionist Ovation1.png Check.png Ovation1.png Check.png Moved On (JC)
8. Christian Spridon Singer Ovation1.png No.png Eliminated
9. Collabro Singing Quintet Ovation1.png Ovation1.png Ovation1.png Ovation1.png Moved On

Week 2

Name Act David Alesha Amanda Simon Result
1. Mini Moves Dance Group Eliminated
2. Ed Drewett Singer Eliminated
3. Bolddog FMX Team Motorcycle Stunt Group Eliminated
4. Jodi Bird Singer Ovation1.png Ovation1.pngCheck.png Eliminated (JC)
5. SweetChix Girlband Eliminated
6. Ricky K Variety Act No.png Eliminated
7. Addict Initiative Dance Crew Check.png Check.png Check.png Moved On (JC)
8. Kony Puppets Puppet Act No.png No.png No.png No.png Eliminated
9. James Smith Singer Ovation1.png Moved On

Week 3

Name Act David Alesha Amanda Simon Result
1. Crazy Rouge Dance Troupe Eliminated
2. Ellis Chick Singer Eliminated
3. Sam Jones Ventriloquist Eliminated
4. REAformed Girl Group Ovation1.png Ovation1.png Ovation1.png Eliminated
5. Brian Chan Artist No.png No.png Eliminated
6. Cartel Dance Group Check.png Check.png Eliminated (JC)
7. Kitty and Rosie Singing Duet Eliminated
8. Lucy Kay Opera Singer Ovation1.png Ovation1.png Ovation1.png Ovation1.png Moved On
9. Yanis Marshall, Arnaud and Mehdi Dance Trio Check.png Check.png Moved On (JC)

Week 4

Name Act David Alesha Amanda Simon Result
1. Innova Irish Dance Company Dance Troupe Check.png Check.png Eliminated (JC)
2. Kieran and Sarah Opera Singing Duo Eliminated
3. Pyroterra Fire Performers Eliminated
4. Toju Stand-up Comedian Eliminated
5. Eva Iglesias Singer Eliminated
6. Allan Turner-Ward DJ No.png Eliminated
7. Light Balance Dance Troupe Eliminated
8. Bars and Melody Rapper & Singer Ovation1.png Ovation1.png Ovation1.png Ovation1.png Moved On
9. Lettice Rowbotham Violinist Check.png Check.png Moved On (JC)

Week 5

Name Act David Alesha Amanda Simon Result
1. La Voix and the London Gay Big Band Band Eliminated
2. Bailey McConnell Singer Check.png Eliminated (JC)
3. Kings and Queens Dance Troupe Eliminated
4. Peat Loaf and Elaine Singing Duo Eliminated
5. Andrew Derbyshire Singer Ovation1.png Eliminated
6. Jenson Zhu Impressionist Eliminated
7. Kieran Lai Breakdancer Eliminated
8. Paddy and Nico Salsa Dance Duo Ovation1.pngCheck.png Ovation1.pngCheck.png Ovation1.pngCheck.png Ovation1.png Moved On (JC)
9. Jack Pack Singing Group Ovation1.png Ovation1.png Ovation1.png Ovation1.png Moved On

Final

Symbol Meaning
No.png Buzzer
Ovation1.png Standing Ovation

Final

Name Act David Alesha Amanda Simon Result
1. Addict Initiative Dance Crew Ovation1.png Ovation1.png Finalist (10th)
2. Jon Clegg Impressionist Ovation1.png Finalist (7th)
3. Lettice Rowbotham Violinist Ovation1.png Finalist (8th)
4. Yanis Marshall, Arnaud and Mehdi Dance Trio Ovation1.png Ovation1.png Ovation1.png No.png Finalist (11th)
5. Bars and Melody Rapper & Singer Ovation1.png Ovation1.png Ovation1.png Ovation1.png Finalist (3rd)
6. James Smith Singer Ovation1.png Ovation1.png Ovation1.png Ovation1.png Finalist (6th)
7. Jack Pack Singing Group Ovation1.png Ovation1.png Ovation1.png Ovation1.png Finalist (4th)
8. Darcy Oake Magician & Illusionist Ovation1.png Ovation1.png Ovation1.png Ovation1.png Finalist (5th)
9. Paddy and Nico Salsa Dance Duo Ovation1.png Ovation1.png Ovation1.png Ovation1.png Finalist (9th)
10. Collabro Singing Quintet Ovation1.png Ovation1.png Ovation1.png Ovation1.png Winner
11. Lucy Kay Opera Singer Ovation1.png Ovation1.png Ovation1.png Ovation1.png 2nd Place
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