Malakai Bayoh, a 13-year-old opera singer with Sierra Leonean heritage, has made it to the final of Britain’s Got Talent after impressing judges and audiences alike in the live semi-finals.
Despite facing tough competition from a range of acts, including Noodle and Tom, Chicken Shed, Kimoon Do, MB14, Boycanto, and Felix Clements, Malakai secured the highest number of public votes, guaranteeing his place in Sunday’s grand final.
Meanwhile, Duo Odyssey and MB14 faced off in a showdown judged by Simon Cowell, Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden, and Bruno Tonioli. The judges were split between the two acts, but it was Duo Odyssey who received the most public votes and will join Malakai in the final.
Both acts were overwhelmed by their success, with Malakai admitting he was speechless and Max from Duo Odyssey saying he was too tired to fully comprehend what was happening. Malakai wowed the judges with an emotionally charged aria that brought Bruno to tears, while Duo Odyssey impressed with their daring aerobatics routine.
The two acts will now compete against Musa Motha, Amy Lou, Viggo Venn, Olivia Lynes, Ghetto Kids, and Travis George for the chance to win £250,000 and perform at the annual Royal Variety Performance.