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Friday 23rd August 2019

Alesha Dixon hits the BGT golden buzzer for 10-year-old singer Giorgia Borg

The young girl from Malta gave a storming performance

A 10-year-old schoolgirl from Malta has landed a place in the live shows of Britain’s Got Talent after Alesha Dixon hit the golden buzzer during her audition.

Giorgia Borg dazzled the judges with her rendition of 10, an original song she penned, explaining it is about "how some adults don’t listen to their kids".

Giving her a standing ovation, Alesha said: "That’s how you do it."

Giorgia Borg Britain's Got Talent

Giorgia Borg (Credit: Dymond/Thames/Syco/Shutterstock/PA)

Fellow judge Simon Cowell told her: "I just knew when I woke up this morning this was going to be a great day.

"I have a son who is five and I listen to him, not the other way around.

"I learn a  lot more from him than other people so I get it and it was amazing."

While David Walliams was delivering his comments, Alesha could be heard saying "oh forget it" before hitting the buzzer and going up on stage to give the singer a hug.

She told her: "You’re not even real, congratulations.

I just knew when I woke up this morning this was going to be a great day.

"It takes a lot to really move me and you floored me, absolutely floored me.

"Your vocal capability, you lyrical capability, you’re 10 years old, this is unbelievable, you’re a star. I love everything about you."

Viewers had a mixed reaction to Alesha's selection...

Another act to wow the judges during the latest episode was PC Dave Wardell and his retired police dog, who was stabbed saving his life.

Simon was brought to tears as he heard how the service animal was stabbed with a 10-inch blade after he jumped between Mr Wardell and an offender wielding a knife.

The Animal Hero Awards – London

Dave in his uniform with Finn (Credit: PA)

Finn suffered serious stab wounds to the chest and head but did not let go until reinforcements arrived, and was initially thought unlikely to survive.

The duo landed four yes votes as they appeared on the talent show to perform an act in which Finn relays words chosen by the judges to his handler.

During the performance, a video about Finn’s story is shown, including pictures of the injuries he suffered and his recovery from surgery.

After the audition, Simon told them: "A dog will literally give up his life for you and for anyone who has been cruel to an animals or a dog, just remember if you had treated him well he would have put his life up ahead of you."

The judges were also impressed by nine-year-old dancer Ethan Higgins from Dublin, rollerblading duo Rosie and Adam and magician Matt Stirling, 46, from Ruislip, who dazzled with his movie-themed card trick.

Another performer landing a place in the next round was Derek Sandy, 56, from the Isle Of Wight, who got the audience on their feet with his original song Welcome to the Isle Of Wight, performed in front of a montage of photographs of himself at various landmarks on the island.

Meanwhile, couple Katherine and Joe returned to Britain’s Got Talent a year after their unsuccessful audition while dressed as Beauty and the Beast.

This time they landed a place in the next round following their audition as Elsa from Frozen and a tap-dancing Sven the reindeer.

Judge Amanda Holden told them: "Sorry, that was genius, that was my favourite thing of the whole day."