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30 May 2017, 16:44 | Updated: 4 December 2017, 11:10
Ant & Dec did their best to keep things going...
The first live semi-final of Britain's Got Talent 2017 had a bit of a nervy start after technical difficulties caused many to claim that one of the acts were miming!
The St. Patrick's Junior Choir Drumgreenag took to the stage to perform a brilliant version of Katy Perry's mega-hit 'Roar', but as they went to begin their song a technical issue meant the backing music played incorrectly and they couldn't hear it.
After Ant & Dec came onto the stage to try and smooth things over, a burst of the choir's voices could be heard and many people have claimed that it proves that the choir's performance wasn't live.
We know that most singers use a backing track with some additional backing vocals to give the performance a bit of a boost, but there were a lot of people on Twitter who just weren't convinced...
Awkward when it exposes that they are miming #BGT— becky (@beckyy_hall_xo) May 29, 2017
Looks like the choir is miming on #BGT, did anyone else hear their pre recorded vocals playing during the technical issue— Abi Garrido. (@abigarridox) May 29, 2017
There was at least one person who agreed with our thoughts about the backing vocals though...
#BGT amazing how many people don't know the difference between miming and using a backing track for extra sound— Alison Bennett (@alisonbennett26) May 29, 2017
Sadly the choir didn't make it through to the live finals, but hopefully they enjoyed their time as part of the show. The final takes place on Sunday 4th June at 7.30pm with singer Kyle Tomlinson and magic act DNA the first two acts through.