Britain’s Got Talent: Viewers are left ‘memorised’ as poignant audition depicts the devastating effects of plastic pollution
Johannes Stoetter, 41, from Italy, wowed the judges by using body art to create an underwater scene, with a narration warning of the effects of plastic pollution.
His performance certainly struck a chord with both the judges and viewers at home, who were full of praise for one of the last auditions of the series.
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Important: Britain’s Got Talent left many viewers moved on Saturday night as an audition depicted the devastating effects of plastic pollution (Alesha Dixon pictured)
The audition open with the stage being revealed to show a beautiful underwater setting with various moving fish.
Along with the narration, the image featured an array of people covered in body paint performing as an array of ocean creatures including turtles and whales.
The narration warned: ‘Our planet is precious. ‘As well as the world around us, we also need to take care of what’s beneath the surface – the ocean.
‘Our oceans are dying. Ocean pollution is a real threat to our planet.’
Emotional: The powerful audition saw body artist Johannes Stoetter create an array of ocean creatures using head-to-toe paint to create the underwater setting
Incredible: The display was accompanied by a powerful narration warning viewers of the effects of plastic pollution
The performance left the entire judging panel stunned, with Alesha Dixon admitting it was ‘very powerful,’ while David Walliams added: ‘It was a v v powerful message pt over an incredible beautiful and memorising way.’
Amanda Holden said: ‘It’s unique, the body painting was beautiful and the entire message was very important and as a spectacle it was great to watch.’
Simon Cowell added: ‘I’ve never seen anything like it most original thing we’ve seen on the show this year. Stunning.’
Stunned: Amanda Holden couldn’t hide her reaction to the moving audition, which was praised by viewers and earned four yeses from the judges
Viewers seemed to agree, and rushed to praise the performance on social media.
One wrote: ‘That human ocean act is actually incredible!’ while another wrote: ‘OMG this act is incredible and mesmerising.’
A third tweeted: ‘That was absolutely so original and beautiful and so so important. Just wow.’
‘That was brilliant! Best so far tonight #BGT,’ a fan also posted.
‘What a great message, got goosebumps’ another viewers also tweeted.
Moved: Fans rushed to share their praise for the audition on social media, in what was one of the last auditions of the series
Britain’s Got Talent’s live shows were postponed earlier this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, though ITV bosses have confirmed they will hopefully air sometime this autumn.
On Friday it was reported that BGT will go head-to-head with Strictly Come Dancing in the autumn ratings war, with both shows expected to air in September.
A source told The Sun newspaper’s Bizarre TV column: ‘Both are hugely popular and this will split the audience if they are on at the same time. Both the Strictly launch show and the first proper dancing episode both air in September.
‘But that’s when Simon Cowell and the BGT producers are planning on airing the semi-finals now they have their line-up locked in.
‘They could try and air the semi-finals across a full week, but the final episode will likely clash with Strictly.’
‘Stunning’: Johannes Stoetter, 41, from Italy, wowed the judges by using body art to create an underwater scene