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Amanda Holden on BGT act: "That's how faith should be celebrated"

They beat eight other acts to win the first live semi-final of the ITV programme.

Speaking after their energetic performance, judge Amanda Holden, praised the group for expressing their faith through their singing.

She said: "And for me you are singing about everything, but you have come together because of your faith, and I think that's how faith should be celebrated, in a joyful, uplifting, amazing way."

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Their rendition of 'Got My Mind Set On You' was greeted with a standing ovation and fellow judge David Walliams shouting "Hallelujah, Praise the Lord".

The singers, who come from across the world, made it through to the semi-final after becoming judge Alesha Dixon's golden buzzer act in the audition process, meaning they got an automatic pass.

Speaking after their first appearance on the show, where they sang 'This Little Light of Mine', she said: "There are literally no words that I could actually use right now to describe that feeling that you gave everyone in this room.

"It is so powerful, everything about you, everything you represent is my idea of heaven.'

100 Voices of Gospel will be joined in the final by mother and son duo Mel And Jamie.

There are still more than 30 acts to perform in the live semi-finals, ahead of the grand final on May 28.

The winner of the ITV show, now in its 10th year, will perform for the Queen at the Royal Variety Show and win a £250,000 prize.

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