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Britains Got Talent Season 7

SEASON 7 - 2013

The seventh series of Britain's Got Talent began airing on ITV on 13 April 2013 and ended on 8 June 2013. Ant & Dec returned to present the main show on ITV, while Stephen Mulhern returned to present spin-off show Britain's Got More Talent on ITV2. The judges were Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams, all of whom were judges for the sixth series.

Auditions

The auditions took place in January and February 2013. Auditions began in Cardiff for two days (16th and 17th January) and then moved to London for four days (20th – 23th January). They then took place in Glasgow on 28th January and Manchester for two days (2nd and 3rd February), before concluding with three days in Birmingham (8th – 10th February).

Semi-Finals

The live shows began on 27th May 2013, the day after the final audition episode, and aired every evening until 1st June, with the exception of the Wednesday (29th May) due to ITV's coverage of England's friendly with the Republic of Ireland. Each semi-final episode aired from 7:30–9:00pm and the results half-an-hour later at 9.30pm after a 30-minute episode of Coronation Street.

Each results show featured a guest performance. The guests were Ashleigh and Pudsey, Demi Lovato, Olly Murs, Jennifer Lopez and Ellie Goulding. Goulding performed on the first live results show, Lopez performed on the second show, Lovato performed on the third show, Murs performed on the fourth show and Ashleigh and Pudsey performed on the fifth show.

Finals

On 28 May, during Britain's Got More Talent it was revealed that a wildcard act would feature in this year's final. The act was chosen from the 35 semi-finalists who were not initially sent through to the final.

On 4 June, it was announced the wildcard would either be ventriloquist Steve Hewlett or dancer Joseph Hall. Upon this announcement, it was also stated that, while a decision had been made between the two, the public would not discover the wildcard act until Saturday's final. It was confirmed on 8 June during the live final that Hewlett had been sent through to the final as the wildcard act.

The live final took place on 8th June 2013 and was won by Hungarian shadow dance troupe Attraction.

FINALISTS

WINNER

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org