Stephen Mulhern's 'Britain's Got Talent' blog - week five
Published Apr 21 2012, 00:01 BST | By Stephen Mulhern
After the Britain's Got Talent
auditions come to a close, I always make the judges and Ant & Dec make a prediction on who will win the show and then we open them after the live final. And for the first time this year, I've made a prediction myself.
The act that I've predicted will do really well is in this week's ITV1 show. There is more than one of them and they are just so fresh. They are a singing act and I'm usually not keen on singing acts winning, but if they won I wouldn't be upset!
There were stories in the press last week about Amanda and Alesha not getting on
, but it couldn't be further from the truth. This is the most harmonious panel we've ever had on the show. Because Alesha and Amanda are so different, there is no competition between them. They are different in their style, their judging techniques and their careers, so there is no conflict.
In fact it's the total opposite, they really support each other!
I think Alesha has shown people something that they hadn't seen before from her by being a judge on BGT
. She's definitely proved me totally wrong. I could only judge her on what I'd seen on Strictly Come Dancing
. Yes, she won the show and yes she gave her views on what she saw as a judge, but on Britain's Got Talent
she really gets involved and really gets her teeth into it.
She's very strong, Alesha, and I don't think she's ever shown that before either. I think she's proved a lot of people wrong. Including me!
David has been winding me up a lot lately. He texted me at 7 in the morning this week. 7 in the morning! All it said was 'I can't wait for the live shows!' Why would anyone text anyone so early in the morning with such an innocuous comment? It would be like me texting you tomorrow morning and writing, 'I can't wait for Christmas'. He winds me up and he does it very well.
Speaking about the live shows, they are very nearly upon us again. The exciting thing about the live shows is anything can happen. The scary thing is... anything can happen.
We always take questions on Skype and phone lines and believe me, there is no delay. We still haven't learnt the lesson of Sarah Greene and Five Star on Going Live!
all those years ago.
We've always got that scary live moment with people on phone lines and this year we've got the added factor of David Walliams. And we'll also have to hope certain people, who shall remain nameless, aren't in a bad mood!
I will be making a cameo on ITV1 this week so keep your eyes peeled for that. There's an act who perform and Ant & Dec weren't there for some reason, so I have to step in for them.
You'll see on More Talent
afterwards that I do something to Ant & Dec's water during my stint on ITV1. They both have bottles, one with Ant on it, one with Dec on it, and I do something to their drink. It's very funny. You'll have to wait and see.
My pick of the acts from More Talent
this week is - and I thought I'd seen it all! - 'A Man In A Bag'. It's a man who climbs into a Poundland laundry bag. He zips it up and then at the end sings a song.
And that's his act!
I do ask him afterwards, 'what went wrong' and he seriously replies, 'I should have done a different song'. The worst thing is that he wasn't joking.Britain's Got Talent airs tonight (April 21) at 8.30pm on ITV1. Stephen Mulhern's More Talent follows on ITV2 afterwards.