100 Voices of Gospel are making their return to the Britain’s Got Talent stage in the show’s spin-off The Champions TONIGHT.
The enormous choir faced backlash during their season in the competition following reports they were already enjoying huge success prior to their BGT audition.
Who are 100 Voices of Gospel?
100 Voices of Gospel is a gospel choir, with members from over 20 different countries, who all appeared on the talent show in 2016.
For their audition, they performed a touching rendition of This Little Light of Mine, blended in with all kinds of acrobats, stunts, harmonies and plenty of vocal control.
It wasn’t that much of a shock when Alesha Dixon pressed the Golden Buzzer for the choir, which automatically sent them straight to the semi-final.
Alesha beat Simon Cowell to the Golden Buzzer as he admitted he wanted to send them through too.
In the semi-final of season 10, they performed I Got My Mind Set on You by James Ray, followed by You Are Good by Tye Tribbett.
And, as expected, the performance was stellar, with everything from gymnasts and dancing accompanying their impressive live routine.
So impressive, in fact, that David Walliams described it as “something really special,” while Amanda Holden continued, saying: “I think that’s how faith should be celebrated.”
The public clearly agreed as 100 Voices of Gospel advanced to the final, where they performed I Gotta Feeling by The Black Eyed Peas.
And while the act was very unique, the choir ended up finishing eighth out of 12 in the public vote.
What was the scandal concerning 100 Voices of Gospel?
During their time on the show, The Sun Online revealed how 100 Voices of Gospel were already well known names in the faith community.
The choir had been touring the nation, with a performance in Belgium lined up just one night before the Britain’s Got Talent grand final was set to commence.
Sources said tickets were priced at a whopping £100, which seemed fairly high, but apparently 100 Voices of Choir had a very strong following outside of the popularity they gained from the show.
The insider insisted the show is not “fixed” but “manipulated” to push the preferred acts to succeed.
The source added: “It is not fixed, but it is manipulated. What the public sees and how it is, is quite different.
“It feels like they all know who is going to be in the semis before they have even performed… It is a bit of a farce.”
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When does Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions start?
The BGT spin-off kicked off on ITV on Saturday, August 31.
The series will run for six weeks – with this in mind the show is likely to end on October 5, 2019.
We know that the final was taped at Wembley Arena at the end of July.
Embarrassingly enough, the act who won the contest showed off their trophy outside the arena – we won’t spoil it for you, but if you do care to know who’s won the show, a simple Twitter search will bring up the answer in no time.