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Does Golden Buzzer = success?

May 15th, 2019 Home, Media & Journalism, News & Events, Press Release, Showbiz, Television

Now we know the five Golden Buzzer acts in Britain’s Got Talent 2019 – but does that mean success for those selected?

OddsMonkey has looked back through every series since the Golden Buzzer was introduced in 2014, after seeing it being a big success in the Greman version of the show.

The Golden Buzzer gives each judge, and presenters Ant & Dec, the chance to send an act straight to the live semi-finals – no matter the opinion of the rest of the panel.

However, the first thing you notice is that a winner of Britain’s Got Talent has never been a Golden Buzzer act, the best placing is third – which has happened on four occasions – Bars & Melody (2014), Boogie Storm (2016), Daliso Chaponda (2017) and Donchez Dacres last year.

Britain’s Got Talent Golden Buzzer Acts     
2014Paddy & Nico (Finalist)Bars & Melody (Third)Christian Spridon (Did not make final)REAformed (Did not make final)Toju (Did not make final)
2015Boyband (Finalist)Calum Scott (Finalist)Revelation Avenue (Did not make final)Entity Allstars (Finalist)Loraine Brown (Did not make final)
2016Beau Dermott (Finalist)100 Voices of Gospel (Finalist)Jasmine Elcock (Finalist)Anne & Ian Marshall (Did not make final)Boogie Storm (Third)
2017Daliso Chaponda (Third)Sarah Ikumu (Finalist)MerseyGirls (Finalist)Matt Edwards (Finalist)Kyle Tomlinson (Finalist)
2018Donchez Dacres (Third)Gruffydd Wyn Roberts (Finalist)Jack & Tim (Finalist)Lifford Shillingford (Did not make final)Marc Spelmann (Did not make final)
2019Kojo Anim (?)Flakefleet Primary School (?)Chapter 13 (Did not make final)Akshat Singh (Did not make final)Kyle Tomlinson (Finalist)

Percentage wise a Golden Buzzer act is likely to be a finalist as this happens 52% of the time, not including the top-three finish which is currently 16% – but a number of the acts don’t even make it to the final, that has been the fate for eight of the acts, which is 32%.

However, Bookmakers think 2019 could be the year that changes with the two current favourites – both Golden Buzzer acts.

Amanda Holden’s Golden Buzzer act Chapter 13 – a boyband- are the new favourite at 9/2, ahead of Flakefeet Primary School Choir – David Walliams’s Golden choice – at 5/1.

Alesha Dixon’s Golden choice, singer Giorgia Borg, is also highly fancied at 7/1 after her hugely impressive performance in the auditions.

The picks of Simon Cowell – comedian Kojo Anim – and Ant & Decc – dancer Akshat Singh – are not priced as being amongst the favourites. Anim is 14/1 and Singh is around 22/1.

OddsMonkey spokesman Peter Watton commented: “As our research has shown, the Golden Buzzer does little for you, indeed we have never seen a Golden Buzzer winner on Britain’s Got Talent.

“But, looking at the odds for 2019 – it seems the Bookmakers feel history is on the cards as Chapter 13 and Flakefleet Primary School are by far the most backed acts, and Giorgia Borg is not too far behind.”

Britain’s Got Talent winner 2019:
9/2 Chapter 13
5/1 Flakefleet Primary School
7/1 Dave & Finn
7/1 Giorgia Borg
8/1 Ben Hart
8/1 Mark McMullan
12/1 Colin Thackery
12/1 Jonathan Goodwin
14/1 Iconic
14/1 Khronos Girls
14/1 Kojo Anim
16/1 Siobhan Phillips
22/1 Akshat Singh

*Odds correct at time of publishing

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