Every Britain’s Got Talent star prays that one of the judges will ring their Golden Buzzer during their performance, but it turns out it’s not all it’s cracked up to be.
Each year, there are five acts that are lucky enough to get the confetti raining down on them in front of a cheering audience.
While it’s considered the Holy Grail for any contestant, it’s been revealed that acts would actually do better if they managed to avoid having the buzzer hit for them.
Despite being seen as a passage straight through to the finish, not a single Golden Buzzer act has ever made it all the way to becoming the winner.
To make matters worse, only 62% of acts that get the Golden Buzzer treatment managed to make it through as finalists.
The odds slim down even less when it gets to the final three, with only 16% of acts that have ever made it that far including them.
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.”
However, there’s suggestions that the luck could be turned around for the Golden Buzzer this year though.
Peter continued: “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.”
Amanda Holden’s Golden Buzzer act Chapter 13 – a boyband – are the new favourite at 9/2, ahead of Flakefleet 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 & Dec – dancer Akshat Singh – are not priced as being among the favourites – Anim is 14/1 and Singh is around 22/1.
Britain’s Got Talent continues Saturday on ITV1.
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