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Britain's Got Talent baffles viewers with 'singing cat'

Noodle the cat was a CGI animation of a feline who talked to the judges and sang Feeling Good.

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Britain's Got Talent featured a CGI animated cat singing Nina Simone's Feeling Good. (ITV)

Britain's Got Talent viewers were left confused by a CGI animation of a singing cat auditioning on the show.

The judges, including Simon Cowell and Amanda Holden, were seen chatting to Noodle the cat when it 'appeared' on stage with a microphone stand at the auditions at the London Palladium.

When Noodle burst into song, performing Nina Simone's Feeling Good with a strong male voice, the audience were all shown gasping with surprise before the judges put the cat through the next round.

Animal-loving judge Cowell said: "I always said 'One year a singing animal would win Britain's Got Talent.' I didn't necessarily believe it. I never thought I would one day be talking to a cat saying I loved your singing voice. But I am. And I think Noodle, you possibly could win the show."

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But many viewers were bewildered by the audition, with many asking if the audience and judges had even been able to see the animation shown on the TV broadcast..

One tweeted: "@BGT it's a cartoon? I'm confused, I mean a singing cat I'm all for but what do the judges see? #BritainsGotTalent #BGT2023"

Another said: "Why is there an animation auditioning on #BritainsGotTalent ? I’m so confused #BGT2023"

One viewer asked: "I'm confused, what could the audience see during this 'cat' act cause that's an animation?"

And another said: "But the audience wouldn't be able to see that cat...?"

One baffled viewer asked: "Is that cat there…or…explain please."

Other viewers were not only confused by the auditions - but found it disturbing.

One tweeted: "I'm so confused I mean the voice is crazy good but I find the cat creepy. #BGT #BritainsGotTalent #BGT2023"

Britain's Got Talent hosts Ant & Dec and judges  Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden, Simon Cowell and Bruno Tonioli. (ITV)
BGT judges Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden, Simon Cowell and Bruno Tonioli were all impressed by Noodle. (ITV) (ITV)

And another said: "I can’t decide if this cat thing is good, or creeping me out…… or both #BritainsGotTalent #BGT2023."

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The latest episode of the ITV show also featured Bonnie the King Charles Spaniel who attempted to play the piano while conducted by her owner Olga.

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