Potential contenders for the finals IMO are any of the dance acts. Kieran's great at what he does, but I will be surprised if he's in the final on Saturday as I see little scope for the act to go, unless he can play blindfold, or juggle pianos at the same time. Serious Kudos to him though for coming back this year and dumping Mum & Dad.
Okay well I take it back. I am surprised. I honestly didn't think it was going to happen.
Intrigued to see what'll happen tomorrow with Kieran, unless that flying drumkit can morph into Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, I fear more of the same. Aidan Davies last year did pretty much the same thing in the final last year as his semi (in a different order) and finished seventh. Go figure.
I do wonder how much of Kieran's backstory plays into this saga. Admittedly it was only ever mentioned in passing during the semi that he auditioned last year, failed, came back this year, watched his world crash down around his ears when it emerged mum & dad can't sing for toffee and the band sucked, went solo and now Kieran suddenly seems to be the best thing since sliced bread. Sob stories have been milked before on this show but, meh, makes you wonder sometimes.
As for the rest of the acts, Chippendoubles, as stated on the show, the surprise is gone and I think it's a one-trick pony as well. Liam McNally, fantastic voice as it stands, though I think we all know how this is going to pan out after BGT and I very much doubt he'll sing like that in December. The pole dancer was, wow, she was lovely. According to More Talent, that pole was too greasy, which could have been interesting viewing. Myztikal - more work needed I reckon. Potential. Dance Flavourz - Great fun, though the runaway elephant was the highlight. Father & Son - classic example of how not to do a duet. Not just cheesy and not just over the top, more like over the lip of the bowl, down the cupboard and halfway across the kitchen floor. A3 - clearly under-rehearsed, out of step and walking wounded. Professionalism and determination are one thing, but prancing about with an injury is asking for trouble.
I reckon the final will come down to two of these acts: Janey Cutler, Spelbound, Connected, Kieran Gaffney and Liam McNally, if the inevitable doesn't happen overnight to him. Paul Burling will be stuffed if all he can do is Harry Hill impressions. The dog act will probably wear off in due time and if the dog isn't in the mood the act is stuffed anyway, which kind of makes them slightly dangerous to put to air.