DON’T STOP THEM NOW Could Flakefleet Primary School win Britain’s Got Talent? David Walliams’ Golden Buzzer act brought him to tears

ByQuyen Anne

Jan 12, 2024


FLAKEFLEET Primary School will be performing on Britain’s Got Talent one last time tonight in the hope of winning the 2019 series.

Could the children’s choir that brought judge David Walliams to tears really be in with a chance of taking home the BGT trophy? Here’s their journey so far…

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Who are Flakefleet Primary School?

The kids’ choir from Flakefleet Primary School is led by headteacher Dave McPartlin (absolutely no relation to Ant, by the way)

The aspiring singers are aged between 4 and 11 and have a variety of singing abilities.

The one thing they have in common though is an overwhelming display of enthusiasm and joy as they belted out Queen’s Don’t Stop Me Now in their audition.

Also one of the children dressed up as Dec sat in a bin – so cuteness overload from the talented youngsters.

The choir received the Golden Buzzer from judge David Walliams, who was reduced to tears by their moving performance, putting them straight into the semi-finals.

What happened in their semi-final?

The choir stormed on to the BGT stage singing I Need A Hero – with Mr McAPartlin appearing in a frock before transforming into a super-hero character.

The children danced and sang in fancy dress costumes, and even had “Ant” pushing a pram with “Dec” sitting it.

They gave Golden Buzzer judge David Walliams a gold crown to wear and showered Simon Cowell in silver confetti.

The choir took part in the first semi-final with magic act Dave and Finn winning the show in the public vote.

The judges then had to choose between The Haunting and Flakefleet – with the choir getting three out of the four votes.

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When is the Britain’s Got Talent 2019 final on TV?

The BGT final will take place tonight on Sunday, June 2.

The winner will be crowned just before the news at 10.05pm.

The final follows a week of live semi-finals – 7.30pm-9pm on ITV – where two acts each night make it through from the public vote.

At the end of the week, the judges chose a wildcard act to go into the final – Libby and Charlie.

Flakefleet were the second act to make it through to the final after Dave and Finn won the first semi-final.

 Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon, Ant McPartlin, David Walliams, Declan Donnelly and Simon Cowell will all be at the BGT final on June 2

Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon, Ant McPartlin, David Walliams, Declan Donnelly and Simon Cowell will all be at the BGT final on June 2Credit: Getty – Contributor

What is the prize money for Britain’s Got Talent in 2019?

The winners of Britain’s Got Talent will perform in front of the Royal Family at the Royal Variety Performance.

For the past five years, the winner has also won a prize fund of £250,000.

The winner of the 2019 series will be decided by the public with the results announced during tonight’s live final.

If there is one thing that Britain’s Got Talent is good at, it’s pulling on our heartstrings. And there are few acts that have done this quite so well as the Lancashire based Flakefleet Primary School choir.

Led by headteacher Dave McPartlin, the choir filed onto the stage dressed in extravagant costumes that could only mean that the judges were in for a treat. One of the choir members, Megan, aged 7, explained that they had come on Britain’s Got Talent because ‘I love singing!’ whilst Mr. McPartlin quipped, ‘Some are great singers, others are just enthusiastic.’

The performance of the iconic ‘Don’t Stop Me Now’ by Queen that followed was nothing short of chaotic. With brightly coloured costumes, props and giant masks of the judges’ faces, it’s no surprise that the judges and the audience were quick to jump to their feet. It was a show stopping performance for sure, with Alesha Dixon exclaiming ‘that was an absolute chaos and a joy to watch!’ and Simon Cowell commenting ‘This to me is what Britain’s Got Talent is all about.’

It was judge David Walliams who was the most moved by the performance. Reduced to tears he said, ‘You’re just one of the most joyous things I’ve ever seen!’ So it was perhaps no shock that Flakefleet Primary School were his Golden Buzzer act! With the Golden Buzzer, Flakefleet went straight through to the live Semi-Finals where they were back with yet another chaotic performance. This time they wowed the judges and the audience with a rendition of ‘Holding Out For A Hero’ by Bonnie Tyler.

Once again, the children wore a variety of different costumes and even Mr. McPartlin got in on the action! He began the performance wearing a dress before changing into a superhero outfit. The judges and the audiences were won over once again with Amanda Holden gushing ‘you just bring so much happiness to us four, and the nation at large!’ whilst Simon said ‘I think you have a chance of winning the whole show.’

Unsurprisingly, Flakefleet advanced onto the Final where they performed ‘Rule the World’ by Take That in the characteristically chaotic nature you can’t help but love. The performance began with one child descending from the ceiling dressed as a star whilst Mr. Mcpartlin was dressed as the moon. Judge David Walliams had nothing but love for his Golden Buzzer act, saying ‘you’ve just reminded us all why the nation fell in love with you the first time around.’ Overall, they finished sixth in the competition.

To this day, Mr. Mcpartlin is still headteacher of Flakefleet Primary School! When the country was in lockdown due to the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic, he continued to do his bit for students all over the country when he partnered with the BBC for a virtual home schooling programme. During this, he delivered reading sessions as well as bitesize geography and history lessons. And he is no doubt still bringing joy to the next generation! If you would like to see more from Flakefleet Primary School Choir, you can subscribe to their YouTube channel or follow them on Facebook.


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