The Triplets Ghetto Kids, a famous Ugandan dance group, made their debut appearance on Britain’s Got Talent 2023 on Saturday 15th April 2023.
KAMPALA, UGANDA | NOW THEN DIGITAL — The 2023 edition of the popular talent competition, Britain’s Got Talent, returned on April 15th, 2023 with several impressive auditions, including that of Uganda’s Triplets Ghetto Kids.
- Founded in 2014 by Daouda Kavuma, the Ghetto Kids consist of 30 children from the Katwe slums in Kampala, Uganda, who are currently living in an orphanage. Their high-energy performance left all the judges in total admiration.
- Many celebrities and well-wishers congratulated the Ghetto Kids on their Golden Buzzer, including Bobi Wine, Eddy Kenzo, Ivan Bwowe, and Dr. Otile Jacob. The Ghetto Kids are set to participate in the live semi-finals of the competition.
Comprised of 30 children from the Katwe slums in Kampala, the dance/music group, founded in 2014 by Daouda Kavuma, put on a spirited performance that left all judges in total admiration.
Golden Buzzer performance
The group’s impressive showcase prompted judge Bruno Tonioli to hit the Golden Buzzer midway through their set, granting them an automatic place in one of the live semi-finals of the show. The Italian choreographer and Television personality was completely taken by their performance and exclaimed that it made him “feel like exploding”.
After hitting the buzzer, Tonioli declared, “You should be proud of yourselves, I can’t wait to see you back,” and even went backstage to see the kids before pointing out that they “should be in Hollywood”.
Simon Cowell’s reaction
The famous Simon Cowell was equally pleased with the Ghetto Kids’ performance and the fact that Tonioli had hit the Golden Buzzer that early on in their showcase.
Cowell expressed his excitement by telling the visibly elated Ghetto Kids, “That’s never actually happened. Normally the Golden Buzzer is pressed afterward. He gave you the Golden Buzzer and you performed in the confetti, it was wonderful”.
Meanwhile, judge Amanda Holden dubbed their performance as “an audition to remember” and labeled the Ghetto Kids “absolute superstars”.
What is a Golden Buzzer?
The Golden Buzzer is an exclusive tool used in the show, allowing a judge or host to advance an act straight to the live shows. With the Golden Buzzer, the act skips the boot camp stage of the competition and gets a head start.
If an act is awarded the Golden Buzzer at the end of their audition, it grants them a place in one of the live semi-finals of the show.
The Triplets Ghetto Kids’ golden buzzer on their debut audition has set the stage for their future performances in the competition.
What’s new in the 2023 edition?
Simon Cowell revealed that there were eight buzzers this year, and the audience got one for the first time ever as the rules changed slightly.
Congratulations pour in for Triplets Ghetto Kids
The Ghetto Kids’ performance on Britain’s Got Talent has drawn widespread congratulations and messages of support from celebrities and well-wishers.
Bobi Wine, a Ugandan musician and politician, tweeted, “The Ghetto Kids make the word GHETTO sound like the best word in the dictionary. The ghetto is proud of you. Uganda, Africa, and the rest of the world are so proud of you. My greatest congratulations to you our dear GHETTO KIDS.”
Deputy Speaker for the Ugandan Parliament, Thomas Tayebwa, also took to social media to share his pride in the group’s achievement. He said, “Go conquer the world Ghetto Kids. The Pearl of Africa is behind you. Super super proud of you.”
Go conquer the world Ghetto Kids. The Pearl of Africa is behind you. Super super proud of you🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌👏👏👏👏👏 pic.twitter.com/L1MWGGleTj
— Thomas Tayebwa (@Thomas_Tayebwa) April 16, 2023
Singer Eddy Kenzo also congratulated the group, tweeting, “Dreams come true, we thank God for this milestone, Mr. Kavuma Dauda, and The Triplets Ghetto Kids Mukama Mulungi. Viva Uganda, viva East Africa, viva Africa. Allah is indeed mighty”.
Dreams come true, we thank God for this milestone, Mr Kavuma Dauda and The Triplets Ghetto Kids mukama mulungi.
Viva Uganda viva east Africa viva Africa 🌍
Allah is indeed mighty pic.twitter.com/RSCXivMr36
— Eddy Kenzo (@eddykenzoficial) April 15, 2023
Ivan Bwowe also took to Twitter, saying, “This performance!! Woow. Golden Buzzer well deserved.”
Similarly, Dr. Otile Jacob hailed the Triplets Ghetto Kids, saying, “The first-ever performers to get a Golden Buzzer in the middle of a performance at BGT brilliant from Ghetto Kids.”
The first ever performers to get a golden buzzer in the middle of a performance at BGT👏 brilliant from Ghetto Kids pic.twitter.com/J489UDIkR4
— Dr Otile Jacob (@DrOtileUg) April 15, 2023
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