Interview with Britain’s Got Talent 2018 stars JACK & TIM: “We were just thankful we got through the song without any red buzzers!”
The father and son act made it through to the BGT final in 2018. Previously the pair busked on streets and will be touring the UK this summer.
Their audition connected with the judges, with Simon Cowell pressing his golden buzzer – sending them straight through to the Semi-Finals.
Speaking to Telly Binge, Jack & Tim say it was a total shock. “We had no clue what was going to happen.”
“We were just thankful to get through the song without any red buzzers!”
Throughout BGT the pair sung songs which they had written themselves. They performed ballad The Lucky Ones in both the auditions and Final, revealing it was made as a celebration of even though they lost loved ones - they still felt lucky to have ever had them in their lives.
Lost Voice Guy won BGT 2018, with Robert White and Donchez Dacres following behind. The 2019 series recently re-started on ITV and will now run until May.
Jack & Tim finished 8th in the Final, but say they have no regrets about playing The Lucky Ones twice. “We don’t think we could have won. It was the year of the comedian for sure.”
“Having already performed Big Wide World, another song of ours in the Semi’s - everyone felt it was the right thing to do.”
Though it wasn’t the first time we have seen Jack on television – as at 11 years old, he appeared on The Voice Kids in 2017.
He Impressed all three coaches during his blind audition of Tom Petty’s song Free Falling. He went on to do the battles stage, Semi-Finals and performed with Voice coach Danny James during the audition itself!
When asked which experience he preferred, Jack gave a big thumbs up to BGT. “The Voice Kids on ITV was an awesome studio – but for me playing the Hammersmith Apollo twice is unforgettable.”
In January the duo announced plans to go on tour. “We are going to have fun! We actually rock out quite a bit, I think some people don’t expect that.”
“It will be a family show too, so you can bring the kids. We’re playing some material from our debut album, along with a new single.”
“We will be announcing some Festival Dates soon too. Ideally I would love us to get on a support slot after festival season, maybe some European dates.”
The tour which will span throughout May and June 2019. It will stop at Glasgow, Hastings, Newcastle, Norwich and Shrewsbury.
They will be also releasing a new album. “We are proudly totally independent and unsigned. We have support from huge companies including Gibson Guitars, Thalia Capos, ACS Custom. It’s a massive amount of work!”
“Our favourite tracks would be Man in the Moon, it was the song we were going to play at the Finals on BGT. Thinking About You is so fun and upbeat!”
“Simple days is cool, Big Wide World of course – we are very proud of them all! We can’t wait for everyone to hear it.”