Review: Ben Blaque impresses on Britain's Got Talent with crossbow act Special

Posted May 30, 2016 by Markos Papadatos
Crossbow expert Ben Blaque was impressive on "Britain's Got Talent" in the semi-final rounds with his crossbow roulette.
Ben Blaque
Ben Blaque
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This time, in lieu of Simon Cowell (who was in the firing line in his audition round), he used judge Alesha Dixon as his assistant, who pulled the levers on his cue.
"Thank you for not killing me," Blaque told Dixon, following the demonstration. "That was it."
Blaque noted that tonight's performance was the "most dangerous" that he has ever done in his life, and something that he never performed before, to the point where they had a medic on standby. This was proof of his willpower to make it to the finals, in an effort to win the competition.
Judge David Walliams praised him for a "fantastic" job, even though he preferred seeing Simon Cowell in danger. "This is a brilliant speciality act," Walliams said. His assistant, judge Dixon, complimented Blaque for his "fantastic stage presence."
Amanda Holden concurred that it was "suspenseful," to the point where one could hear a pin drop in the studio. "It still had the impact that we wanted, so great, well done," Holden said. "In a weird way, Ben, the fact that it sort of went wrong, actually made it better," Cowell said.
The Verdict
Overall, while this demonstration may have not went 100 percent as planned, Ben Blaque showcased his ability to take on risks and put himself in challenging situations, with real arrows. He deserved two thumbs up for being a fearless performer.