How to Become a Contestant on Britain's Got Talent

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To become a contestant on Britain's Got Talent, an individual must fill out a web application with personal information and details about his or her act. Applicants must also submit a video performance in which they showcase their unique talent. Every year, the show Britain's Got Talent airs on the UK television network iTV. Contestants compete against each other for a chance to win £250,000.[1] The 2013 Britain's Got Talent winner was a Hungarian dance troupe called "Attraction."[2]

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Related professions Dancer, singer, musician, comedian
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Britain's Got Talent Contestant Job Overview

Applying for Britain's Got Talent requires that contestants submit a video of their performance to the show's corporate address. Contestants should include their full names, date of birth, email address, and a description of their unique talent, along with their video submission.[3] Along with submitting a performance video, applicants must fill out a web form with biographical information and a signed consent to the show's terms.[4] Solo artists and groups must apply for Britain's Got Talent separately.[5]

Britain's Got Talent Audition Process

During the first audition, contestants perform an original routine in front of the show's four judges: Simon Cowell, Alesha Dixon, David Walliams, and Amanda Holden.[6] Judges who don't like the performance show their vote by "buzzing" the performance, after which a large red "X" appears over their name above the stage.[7] Contestants who make it to the Britain's Got Talent semi-finals join a group of 45 performers who appear on national television.[8]

Britain's Got Talent Contestant Education

There is no formal education required to become a contestant on Britain's Got Talent. However, those who have completed formal education programs in an entertainment field such as music, singing, dancing, or acting may find that their education is helpful in putting together an act for the competition. Fremantle Media does not impose any age restrictions on Britain's Got Talent contestants, but applicants who are younger than 18 years of age are required to obtain parental consent before applying.[9]

Britain's Got Talent Contestant Training

Britain's Got Talent contestants are not required to complete any particular training in order to appear on the show. Those who are selected to appear on the program need to design a performance routine and then practice it regularly before auditioning. As they progress through the audition process, contestants will need to develop new performances and practice them in advance of their performances.[7]

2013 Britain's Got Talent Auditions

Auditions from the 2013 season of Britain's Got Talent

Also See: How to Become a Contestant on American Idol, How to Become a Dancer, How to Become a Singer, How to Become a Comedy Writer


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