Ken Tucker
May 23, 2009 AT 12:00 PM EDT

To the surprise of no one on Earth, Susan Boyle was among the 40 acts put through to the live semi-finals on Britain’s Got Talent this evening. Then again, so was this guy:

There seems to be a certain laxness on the part of the judges across the pond, with Simon Cowell much more of a pushover for a novelty act. He called 73 year-old break-dancer Fred Bowers “absolutely brilliant.” Is this absolutely brilliant?:

Oh, well, tomorrow night, the show goes live. Susan Boyle will make her return.

SUNDAY UPDATE: Susan Boyle advances to the next round; see her performance of “Memory” from “Cats”

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