Some viewers of BGT have called Alesha Dixon‘s Golden Buzzer act a “waste”.
Fans of the hit ITV show were divided last night (May 9) after the 41-year-old singer chose comic Nabil Abdulrashid to go straight to the live shows.
The comedian, from South London, had the audience in hysterics with his stand-up set, where he joked about life as a Muslim man.
The father-of-two said: “I have to announce that I am Muslim because people never seem to realise I am until it’s too late.”
He added: “They say well at least tell me what the name means, I said the name Nabil Abdulrashid basically means that my phone calls are monitored.”
After the audience started to chant, “push the gold”, Alesha pressed the buzzer, leaving Nabil in shock.
A hilariously GOLDEN performance from Nabil Abdulrashid! 💛👏⭐
— BGT (@BGT) May 9, 2020
What did viewers think after Alesha pressed the buzzer?
However, some fans weren’t as impressed as they took to Twitter to vent.
One said: “BGT is just doing nothing at all for me this year. And what an absolute waste of a golden buzzer.
“Miracle deserved it more. Dogs are the best.”
Another agreed: “He was good but definitely not golden buzzer worthy man oh dear.”
A third commented: “What a waste of a golden buzzer (again).”
BGT is just doing nothing at all for me this year. And what an absolute waste of a golden buzzer. Miracle deserved it more. Dogs are the best.
— Jade Clark (@xjadeclark) May 9, 2020
He was good but definitely not golden buzzer worthy 🤦♂️🤦♂️ oh dear. I’ve seen better comedians in previous years and they didn’t get gold….
— Alex Gray (@AGShizzle) May 9, 2020
— Craig Etherton (@CraigEtherton) May 9, 2020
Cant be only me that thinks last weeks and this weeks golden buzzers were a waste? Sorry not sorry🥴 #BGT
— rachel💋 (@rachelgelliex) May 9, 2020
Meanwhile some fans agreed with Alesha, writing: “Stand up comedians are a very personal thing because everyone has different humor, I knew some people would complain.
“But I found him very funny, I laughed throughout and he seems like the most lovely and genuine man.”
A second added: “Congratulations Nabil Abdulrashid you were totally brilliant mate #goldenbuzzer #BGT.”
Stand up comedians are a very personal thing becuase everyone has different humor, I knew some people would complain. But I found him very funny, I laughed throughout and he seems like the most lovely and genuine man. I’m glad Alesha pressed her golden buzzer for him. 😍👏 #BGT x
— Siobhan #SupportSupergirl 🇬🇬 (@slinehan1) May 9, 2020
— Robert T Bruce 🏴🕷⚔🖖#MUFC (@RobertTBruce8) May 9, 2020
What did the BGT judges think?
Nabil may not have been a hit with some fans, but Alesha certainly liked him.
Following his performance, she told him: “That was so good on so many levels.
“I didn’t do that, you did that. Trust me – you’re edgy, you’re charismatic and I just loved it, it was fantastic.”
David Walliams agreed, saying: “The writing was perfect, the delivery was perfect, and I want to say thank you for coming on this show.”
Meanwhile, Nabil is the show’s fourth Golden Buzzer act.
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