MerseyGirls make the BGT finals after teen with scoliosis left Alesha Dixon in tears with her beautiful routine… as it’s revealed she needs £78,000 to fix her spine or she’ll NEVER dance again

MerseyGirls make the BGT finals after teen with scoliosis left Alesha Dixon in tears with her beautiful routine... as it's revealed she needs £78,000 to fix her spine or she'll NEVER dance again

Britain’s Got Talent:Alesha Dixon’s golden buzzer act MerseyGirls – originally known as Just Us – soared through to the Britain’s Got Talent finals after reducing her to tears with their emotional routine.

One of the dancers, Julia Carlile, has scoliosis which could stop her from dancing again in later life, and she previously revealed that she would need $100,000 to fix her spine.

She is now one step closer to pocketing the £250,000 top prize along with her troupe. Singing pensioners, The Pensionalities, also made the final on Thursday’s show.

The dance troupe – which consists of Annie and Alice, both 17, Rebecca, 16, Alice’s sister Julia, 15, and 14-year-old Poppy – left Alesha in tears with their performance.

She said: ‘That was beautiful, I loved it, that dance was stunning, you have a great message for all the girls out there to stick together.’

Amanda Holden added: ‘You girls come alive when you’re dancing. It was gorgeous, girls.

Welling up: MerseyGirls - originally known as Just Us - didn't disappoint Alesha Dixon as she was reduced to tears after watching their emotional routine on Thursday's Britain's Got Talent

Heartbreaking: One of the dancers, Julia Carlile, has scoliosis which will stop her dancing again in later life, and she previously revealed that she would need $100,000 to fix her spine

Heartbreaking: One of the dancers, Julia Carlile, has scoliosis which will stop her dancing again in later life, and she previously revealed that she would need $100,000 to fix her spine

Double trouble! The Pensionalities - Henry Hall, 84, and Malcolm 'Malc' White, 75, who have a combined age of 159 - also made the final

Alesha Dixon gets emotional after watching BGT act Mersey Girls

Simon Cowell was also impressed as he promised them that this would not be the end of their journey, and hinted he would pay for the surgery.

He vowed: ‘Whatever happens, we’re going to make sure you end up in a great place, don’t worry.’

Julia was born with curvature of the spine, or scoliosis, and is set to have surgery once her time on the show is over.

Talented: Addressing the dance troupe - which consists of Annie and Alice, both 17, Rebecca, 16, Alice's sister Julia, 15, and 14-year-old Poppy - Alesha was unable to hold back her tears 
 Talented: Addressing the dance troupe – which consists of Annie and Alice, both 17, Rebecca, 16, Alice’s sister Julia, 15, and 14-year-old Poppy – Alesha was unable to hold back her tears
Distressing: Julia was born with scoliosis, and is set to have surgery once her time on the show is over. Her movement will be restricted, which means her dancing career will be over

Distressing: Julia was born with scoliosis, and is set to have surgery once her time on the show is over. Her movement will be restricted, which means her dancing career will be over

Because the procedure involves inserting titanium rods into the base of the spine, her movement will be restricted, which means her dancing career will almost certainly be over.

However, there is a glimmer of hope. A special operation available in America would allow Julia to continue performing – but she can afford it only if the group wins the talent contest and she gets her share of the £250,000 top prize.

After the auditions, Julia revealed: ‘There is an operation called tethering surgery but it’s too expensive. After that you can actually dance, but we just couldn’t afford it.

‘It costs around $100,000 and it’s in America. But if we won Britain’s Got Talent then I could possibly have it and then dance for the rest of my life.’

Speaking ahead of her semi-final performance, the talented teen admitted that she had been approached by strangers who had offered to pay for the life-changing surgery.

Sounds good: The Pensionalities  got the crowd on their feet with their jazz rendition of One Direction's History

Sounds good: The Pensionalities  got the crowd on their feet with their jazz rendition of One Direction’s History

Simon can’t hide his rage after Ned Woodman makes it to BGT finalThe Pensionalities – Henry Hall, 84, and Malcolm ‘Malc’ White, 75, who have a combined age of 159 – also made the final after getting the crowd on their feet with their jazz rendition of One Direction’s History.

Alesha beamed as she said: ‘You’re never too old to do what you want to do,’ as Amanda remarked: ‘You’re my favourites of the night, of the week!’

David cheekily remarked: ‘I kept thinking it would be like if Simon and Louis Walsh had an act’.

Kicking off the action-packed semi-final was unique dancing act Paws with Soul who performed in their signature cats and dog ensembles.

David summed up the act by announcing: ‘If you like an act dancing around with animal heads you’ll love it! Kids will love it’, whilst Alesha added: ‘You mean business, great way to open the show.’

The  Angelicus Celtis choir also impressed, with Amanda saying: ‘What you did tonight was gorgeous. It’s one of those moments where you feel proud to be British.’

Simon wasn’t as convinced, reasoning: ‘I didn’t think it was as good as the first audition, I think you’ve got to lighten up a little bit.’

Angelic: The Angelicus Celtis choir also impressed, with Amanda saying: ‘What you did tonight was gorgeous. It’s one of those moments where you feel proud to be British’

The Hoop Guy had the judges in stitches with his hula hooping act, with Amanda quipping: ‘I’ve never seen such a massive hoop on a guy. Is there nothing you can’t hoop?’

He didn’t just win over the judges, but their children, with Simon revealing: ‘Eric started singing the hoop song back to me so you’ve started a lot of issues in my house.’

Alesha wasn’t impressed, however, pressing her buzzer after he embarrassed her by sampling one of her tracks in the act.

Going in circles: The Hoop Guy had the judges in stitches with his hula hooping act, with Amanda quipping: 'I've never seen such a massive hoop on a guy'

Going in circles: The Hoop Guy had the judges in stitches with his hula hooping act, with Amanda quipping: ‘I’ve never seen such a massive hoop on a guy’

Britain’s Got Talent:Singer Reuben Gray won over the crowds with his original song, but Simon wasn’t as easy to impress, admitting: ‘I liked the story, I liked you, I didn’t like the song.’

Ryan Tracey was left disappointed, as whilst he broke a world record during his audition but was only able to equal the current record with his semi-final performance.

The professional balloon artist attempted to make 14 creations in 60 seconds, but under the watchful eye of Guinness Book Of Records adjudicator Vicky he only managed 13.

He received mixed reviews, with David announcing: ‘I could hardly watch it, it was so dramatic!’ whilst Alesha reasoned: ‘I think this belongs at children’s parties.’

Tough crowd: Singer Reuben Gray won over the crowds with his original song, but Simon wasn't as easy to impress, admitting: 'I liked the story, I liked you, I didn't like the song'

Britain’s Got Talent:Tough crowd: Singer Reuben Gray won over the crowds with his original song, but Simon wasn’t as easy to impress, admitting: ‘I liked the story, I liked you, I didn’t like the song’

Unlucky: Ryan Tracey was left disappointed, as whilst he broke a world record during his audition but was only able to equal the current record with his semi-final performance

Britain’s Got Talent:Unlucky: Ryan Tracey was left disappointed, as whilst he broke a world record during his audition but was only able to equal the current record with his semi-final performance

Johnny Awsum involved David in his musical comedy act, as the judge obligingly played the triangle while the comedian rapped about his hometown, Croydon.

Getting excited, David even began to twerk, shaking his derriere in time with the music.

But whilst he was a fan, Simon was not, admitting: ‘I’m frustrated because I think this was a backwards step’.

Double trouble! Johnny Awsum involved David in his musical comedy act, as the judge obligingly played the triangle while the comedian rapped about his hometown, Croydon

Britain’s Got Talent:Double trouble! Johnny Awsum involved David in his musical comedy act, as the judge obligingly played the triangle while the comedian rapped about his hometown, Croydon

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