The Golden buzzer, a coveted ‘prize’ for contestants eyeing the prize money in the competition, grants one an automatic place in the live rounds (Semi-Finals).
Taking the stage donning green African attire, the group of 5 immediately warmed up the audience with their generous smiles and a heartwarming story of how they rose to fame through dance.
Amid their stellar dance performance, Judge Bruno Tonioli remained restless with joy and even kept on trying to match some of the moves but they were seemingly too fast for him, he retained his elated face nonetheless.
A much younger girl joined the team midway which now forced Judge Tonioli off his chair, brimming with a concoction of blended emotions and shouted “I have to do it now” as he stretched his arm to hammer the golden buzzer.
Raining confetti, a jubilant crowd, and an ongoing performance, were the scenes that momentarily filled the auditorium. No act in the talent show’s history has ever received a golden buzzer midway.
“That’s actually never happened. Normally the golden buzzer is pressed afterwards. He (Tonioli) gave you the golden buzzer and you performed with the confetti. It was magical,” said Judge Simon Cowell, whose sentiments were also echoed by Judges Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon.
Ghetto Kids, a team of 30 children, are sheltered in an orphanage in Kampala, Uganda.
The orphanage director Kavuma Dauda said that he aims to “make their lives better using music, dance, and drama.”
“Ghetto kids is all about making their lives better through paying their school fees, feeding them, [paying] hospital bills, all the basic needs that a child wants,” he said in a montage played before the BGT performance.
The kids were catapulted to fame in 2014 when they appeared in Eddy Kenzo’s Sitya Loss song and later skyrocketed to the global scenes in 2017 when they were featured in French Montana’s hit song Unforgettable.
They have since performed on global stages among them the BET awards and Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice awards.