It was classical singer Lucy Kay who won an automatic place in the semi-final with a stunning performance that had the judging panel on their feet. With a second spot up for grabs it was left to Simon Cowell, David Walliams, Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon to pick a second semi-finalist from Cartel and high-heeled dance trio Yannis Marshall, Arnaud and Medhi. But it would be the latter who claimed the second spot after dividing the judging panel – leaving it down to the public vote. With Amanda and Cowell both opting for Cartel, it was left to the public draw – which fell favourably for Yannis and his fellow dancers. Lucy – who looked stunning in a sweeping blue gown – had the judges on their feet with a memorable penultimate performance after an evening of general indifference.