Britain’s Got Talent Viewers Demand A ‘Ban’ On Child Performers

Following the passage of yet another group of dancing children with four judges’ “yeses,” viewers of Britain’s Got Talent have demanded a “ban” on children’s acts. Britain’s Got Talent received complaints from fans in just the second episode of the current ITV1 season who criticized “sob stories” and suggested that kid acts should be required to audition at least 18 years old.

They commented after the Pixiebelles, a group of gifted young people, received a standing ovation for their performance of Be Our Guest from Beauty And The Beast, which featured dancers wearing tutus and lads costumed as a clock and a candlestick.

Ant and Dec performed a sketch on Coronation Street’s renowned cobblestones to introduce the episode, which concluded with Simon Cowell driving Roy’s Rolls-Royce. Later, Nathan, a dancer with a learning handicap, and his partner Joanne dazzled the judges. But the Pixiebelles were the ones that had people talking.

Some said they were “sick” of the kids’ acts on the show, while others couldn’t help but change their minds. After receiving a standing ovation from the audience and, more importantly, receiving the first Golden Buzzer of the series from music mogul Simon Cowell, Malakai, 13, emerged as the episode’s star.

However, despite Malakai and the Pixiebelles’ performance before him, some viewers complained that they were tired of the show’s frequent appearances of children’s performances.

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