During its broadcast, the series averaged around 9.9 million viewers. In a minor change to the show's "Wildcard act" format, the series saw the introduction of the "Public Wildcard". His audition was strong enough for him to be sent to the semi-finals nonetheless. Biographie. The dog then opened its mouth and seemed to reply, stunning the audience. He began by talking to his dog, asking if she could speak English. , Although no formal action was taken by the programme against O'Dwyer and producers, after Cowell launched his own investigation into the incident, an apology had to be issued for the confusion caused by the failure not to disclose this detail as clearly as possible. Marc Metral is believed to control a mask put over Wendy's snout before shows. nécessaire], il est notamment le créateur du numéro du « chien vivant qui parle ». Marc Metral was a French ventriloquist who took part in Series 9 of Britain's Got Talent. Like the "Judges' wildcard", if a semi-finalist was eliminated in their semi-final at the Judges' vote, they became eligible to be picked as a wildcard act by the public, who would vote on which one they would like to reinstate into the final once all the semi-finals had been aired, with their choice being the one to have received the most votes by the time the final was due to be aired. Simon Cowell, David Walliams, Amanda Holden, and Alesha Dixon all said yes, sending Marc to the semi-finals. , "Simon Cowell 'to quit as judge' on Britain's Got Talent", "David Walliams leaves fans confused over the future of Britain's Got Talent", "Britain's Got Talent – the Judges are back", "BGT misled viewers over winning dog act, Ofcom rules", "Britain's Got Talent announces open auditions for 2015 series", "Where are the Judges Auditions for BGT 2015? The act received a lot of controversy, due to people thinking that she had a fake jaw, and it was hazardous. The nature of the complaint focused on the fact that while O'Dwyer had been clear that her occupation involved training and use multiple dogs for her routines, she hadn't disclosed the fact that she had to use two dogs with similar appearances for the final, as her main dog Matisse was unable to perform a trick involving a tightrope section. This is the first animal act to be sent through in Series 9. When this came to light in an interview the morning after the final on 1 June 2015, Ofcom were forced to launch an investigation after 1,000 complaints were raised by viewers who felt misled by the performance's broadcast. Following open auditions held the previous year between October to December, the Judges' auditions took place between January and February 2015, within Edinburgh, Manchester, Birmingham and London. , The ninth series was won by dog tricks duo Jules O'Dwyer & Matisse, with magician Jamie Raven finishing in second place, and Welsh choir Côr Glanaethwy placing third. Article bookmarked. 0 comments. While the Public Wildcard was extreme martial artist Jesse-Jane McParland, who lost out in the tied Judges' vote in the final semi-final, the Judges' Wildcard for this series was dance troupe Boyband, who lost the Judges' vote in the fourth semi-final. Marc Métral ventriloquism act. The ninth series saw the programme have to answer allegations of animal cruelty against a ventriloquist, while the producers caused controversy over the handling of O'Dwyer's performance in the final that Ofcom later ruled to have been misleading following complaints by viewers.. , The ninth series became notable for the controversy surrounding the performance of Jules O'Dwyer, and in particular the routine of her dog tricks act in the final. Simon Cowell, David Walliams, Amanda Holden, and Alesha Dixonall said yes, sending Marc to the semi-finals. The series saw the "Wildcard" format introduced in the sixth series being modified in this series to include a "Public Wildcard" – like the "Judges' Wildcard" any act eliminated in the semi-finals, primarily those that lost out in the Judges' vote, could be reinstated by the public, based on the one that received the most votes from them before the final. Full Video, Magdalena bends over backwards for the Judges Audition Week 1 Britain's Got Talent 2015, Roller skaters Billy and Emily are wheelie good! Britain's Got Talent 2015 S09E01 The First Act - Narinder Dhani "Musician?" 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It seemed that Wendy’s mouth moved completely in sync with everything Marc said and even sang! The ninth series of Britain's Got Talent, a British talent competition series, began broadcasting in the UK during 2015, from 11 April to 31 May on ITV. Although when the time came to be sent to the semi-finals, Marc originally thought he didn't get through, since he thought that only the other two did. The following below lists the results of each participant's overall performance in this series: Guest Performer, Results Show: Ricky Martin, Guest Performer, Results Show: Alesha Dixon, Guest Performers, Results Show: Andrea Bocelli, and cast of Michael Flatley's Lord of the Dance, In April 2015, following the audition of Marc Métral, several animal rights groups raised complaints that his performance, involving the use of a dog, purported to portraying a form of animal cruelty on television. Despite the big amount of laughs the act got, Marc's semi-finals performance was not strong enough for him to be sent to the finals, eliminating him from the competition. Marc Métral and his dog, Miss Wendy, appeared on Britain’s Got Talent (BGT) this past week and both the judges and the audience couldn’t believe their eyes when they saw what they could do. Jess Denham @jess_denham. The act was eliminated in the semi-finals. Although speculations and rumours began to emerge after the previous series ended, claiming that some of the judges would be leaving before the ninth series, these were later dismissed as being unfounded by ITV, on 16 January 2015. In his audition, he brought his dog, Miss Wendy. The 15th season (2020) of La France a un incroyable talent aired from June 23, 2020 to July 14, 2020 with the title La Bataille Du Jury. Of the participants that took part, forty-five made it past this stage and into the five live semi-finals – of these acts, dance troupe Boyband, singer Calum Scott, choir Revelation Avenue, dance act Entity Allstars, and comedy singer Lorraine Bowen, each received a golden buzzer during their auditions – with nine appearing in each one. Marc's audition consisted of having his dog "Miss Wendy" talk about how she thinks Marc is stupid and singing the song Feelings. Éric Antoine, Hélène Ségara, Marianne James and Sugar Sammy all returned as judges.