The season premiere of Britain’s Got Talent netted a record 12 million viewers this weekend in the UK.
If Simon Cowell was expecting the next Susan Boyle from Week One’s crop of hopefuls, he was disappointed. But there were a few standouts. 10-year-old Chloe Hickinbottom pleased the judges with a confident rendering of Vera Lynn‘s “(There Will Be Bluebirds Over) The White Cliffs of Dover.” Not the most exciting vocal, but hey, Dame Vera herself gave the performance a seal of approval:
And then there was dancer Tobias Mead, who did this über-creepy (yet oddly sexy) body-popping routine:
Simon Cowell had said he wants to find a four-legged star this season – “the next Lassie,” as he termed it. Well, he may have found it in this ballet-dancing pooch: